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 on: Today at 07:07:55 pm 
Started by scolica - Last post by sugaree
We don't do phone interviews in my humanities department. It's a shame, I think, but that's the way things are done here. Not that we're ever going to have the budget to hire again…. sigh.

 on: Today at 07:07:05 pm 
Started by prytania3 - Last post by dr_alcott
One of my wife's coworkers has a fifteen year old daughter with no friends. I wish the girl would try paxil for social phobia but I don't know how to approach it. I asked my wife to tell the woman how antidepressant medication saved my life, while staying away from suggesting it for the daughter directly.
She did. The mother responded that her own therapist/consultant says 'daughter will do something about it if/when she needs to.' I disagree. When antidepressant medication kicks in (provided you are not having a paradoxical reaction) your reaction can be 'wow! I forgot what it feels like to not be depressed/social phobic.'

Your wife's coworker's daughter? How is this your business? It's quite possible that your wife's coworker's answer is meant to get her to butt out.  Unless your wife's coworker is asking you for your opinion, and perhaps even if she is, I would back way off.

 on: Today at 06:59:04 pm 
Started by cgfunmathguy - Last post by mended_drum
So will it be Chicago or Cleveland?  Opinions?

 on: Today at 06:49:21 pm 
Started by socalkayaker - Last post by mended_drum
Don't list them.  It's not that it's pretentious, but that academics are generally assumed to have advanced degrees, so listing them makes it look as if you have less confidence, rather than more.  I know that's counter-intuitive.  But check out the number of people with honorary degrees who list "Ph.D." behind their names, as opposed to what those with traditional Ph.D.s do.

Just make sure a version of your cv, with degrees listed, is google-able.

 on: Today at 06:38:25 pm 
Started by paddington_bear - Last post by paddington_bear
mountainguy, I have students fill out a mid-semester survey and shared general comments with the class, but it hadn't occurred to me to print out responses. I can see how that type of "peer pressure" might actually help. Oddly, I don't think that students mentioned that they had been forgetting the assignments - that came out in their conferences with me - but they did list "doing assignments" and/or "reading the book" as an area where they could strengthen their efforts.

 on: Today at 06:33:44 pm 
Started by prytania3 - Last post by paddington_bear
There are 4 more weeks until Thanksgiving break. I think I can make it.

Paddington, that number is both reassuring and terrifying for me.

Well, I said that before I realized that in addition to the 14 papers left to be graded for 100b, tomorrow I'm getting 27 papers from class 1 and 19 from 100a.  I'll be grading for the next two of those 4 weeks, and I'm not sure I'll make it after all.

*make time to grade 5 more 100b papers
*can I grade some class 1 papers?

*grade 5 more 100b papers

semester goals
finish revisions to NP by mid-Dec
finish WH by mid-Dec
read for fun on weekends
reinforce puppy training
keep desktop windows to a minimum

 on: Today at 06:24:38 pm 
Started by shka5108 - Last post by shka5108
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 on: Today at 06:19:41 pm 
Started by Mark_Hill - Last post by Mark_Hill
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 on: Today at 06:17:38 pm 
Started by firstbook - Last post by ruralguy
If you already have a complete manuscript, then yes, mention that, but if you don't, I wouldn't wait to shop the book.
There are so many unknowns. Its not wise to depend on someone eventually accepting the book.

 on: Today at 06:05:42 pm 
Started by mchd6794 - Last post by mchd6794
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