Tag: academics

Double Standards

by: Andreas Broscheid One of the fun things about being a political scientist is that … Okay, maybe I should say: One of the annoying things with political scientists is that they always (I’m exaggerating here) have to contradict what all other people think they know about politics. You think gerrymandering is to blame for …

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A Quiet Revolution

by: Cara Meixner Last night, I savored a brief TED Talk by Susan Cain, bestselling author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking. Her text has been on my ever-expanding to-read list since February, which feels like a dozen years to an introspective bibliophile. Cup of rooibos in hand, …

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Finding Time for Your Writing Habit?

Scholarly Writers

by: Ed Brantmeier Amid the hustle and bustle of teaching and service work, scholarship sometimes falls to the wayside—especially during the fall and spring semesters when things get thick with meetings, grading, and class prepping.   Amid all of this, do you maintain a writing habit? Do you honor that habit?  When and where to you …

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Scholarly Blogging: Changing Expectations or Behaviors?

by: Carol Hurney Earlier this week a story on NPR reflected on studies performed in 1964 by Robert Rosenthal exploring how teacher expectations of student ability influenced how they interacted and worked with students.  Briefly, Rosenthal demonstrated that teachers provide more feedback, approval, and time to answer questions to students they were told were on …

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