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 on: Today at 06:47:18 pm 
Started by mountainguy - Last post by mountainguy
To any forumites who may be interested, I'm using McGraw Hill Connect/LearnSmart in one course this semester and Macmillan Launchpad in another. It's been a mixed bag in terms of results. I'm not planning to use either system next semester, but I will use LearnSmart if I ever find myself teaching a high enrollment survey-type class in the future without institutional support for TAs or reader-graders. (I will *never* use Launchpad again. Long story).

I'm glad to elaborate on the above if any forumites are thinking about using these tools in their own classes.

 on: Today at 06:46:35 pm 
Started by melba_frilkins - Last post by info8852


 on: Today at 06:35:49 pm 
Started by smal9315 - Last post by smal9315
Gemini 2 Review

 on: Today at 06:31:55 pm 
Started by robert153 - Last post by robert153
Everyone knows viruses and trojans are bad, but a lot of people donít know how exactly they work. Viruses, for example, are programs that copy themselves and infect a computer, spreading from one to anotherójust like, well, a real life virus. Trojans, on the other hand, are applications that look normal, but secretly have code thatís doing something elseólike letting someone else control your computer.

 on: Today at 06:27:29 pm 
Started by k_guy - Last post by Volhiker78_
Sounds like a reasonable approach to me.  I have experienced this  in home buying negotiations where realtor tells all bidders they have one chance to rebid based on the best current offer.   In my experience,  the seller,  the winning bid was substantially better than original.

Of course, some schools might decline to put out a counter offer and bow out. I doubt though that all the schools would do that.   Good luck.

 on: Today at 06:11:37 pm 
Started by hrvatski18 - Last post by robert153
Her's some arabian names, Brahim, Ali, Khaled, Badr, Mohammed

 on: Today at 05:42:42 pm 
Started by anchorite - Last post by melba_frilkins
Sharpie pens!

They do not bleed through. I have a couple of fine-points that I use. Next time, I might try the retractable.


No, those are too fine. I really need the fatter tip of the traditional Sharpie. It's at that size of writing that I have lovely printing.

But the other side of me is saying, ooooh, those pens look nice and I could certainly use them for something.

 on: Today at 05:04:04 pm 
Started by k_guy - Last post by gekko
Getting to Yes has given me a return several thousand times over the cover price. Anyone who negotiates (basically everyone...) should read it.

 on: Today at 04:54:00 pm 
Started by Lloyd_and_Ron - Last post by Lloyd_and_Ron
I'm a third year tenure track assistant professor at a tuition-driven liberal arts college, and I'm hoping some of you might be able to offer some career advice.

I like my day-to-day job.  I enjoy teaching, I like working with students, and my colleagues are generally nice.

What I don't like about my job is that it's in a horrible location for my spouse, it's poorly paid, and I do not trust the institution's finances longterm.

Given the amount I teach, the lack of institutional support for research, and the general saturation of the academic job market in my field, I do not think I'll be able to publish my way into a higher paying job in a better location.

I'm thinking about doing something different, and admin seems like the obvious route to a higher salary and some degree of control over where I live.  I have some minor program administration responsibilities in my current job, but nothing major. 

How would you go about charting a path from the tenure track into admin?  I understand the usual route to a deanship is tenure, promotion, and serving as chair.  Is that the best route for non-deanship admin work as well?  Do I need to just stick it out until tenure and wait to become chair until thinking about moving, or are there other, pre-tenure, options?

 on: Today at 04:53:36 pm 
Started by k_guy - Last post by brixton
Yes, this is why I found the median/average/high/low for each rank to particularly instructive.

Some people were demanding age and gender breakdowns, but even past deans refused to do it since they said in some years it would probably allow people to identify the exact person making a particular salary (we are small, so it could happen in a weird year when we are very top heavy and maybe have a handful of assistant profs, only one or two of which might be women).

Our committee asked for that, and our dean complied.  He was somewhat thick and so didn't realize how much it would reveal.  I took notes furiously in committee...

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