Teacher evaluation form for Spring 2020, from McSweeney’s
Asking little kids to “do science” is substantially more impactful than asking them to “be scientists.” Just in case you wondered whether words matter, and whether subtle differences can have a big impact.
How important are field courses in narrowing equity gaps in ecology and evolutionary biology majors? There are some substantial data here.[highlighted read]
When grant panels are held virtually, what characteristics of grant reviewers are important?
Should college freshmen take a gap year? An op-ed from the president of a university desperately trying to maintain its enrollment says: “no, they shouldn’t.” (I am mostly jesting, she has some really good points.)
Fuck the bread. The bread is over. [highlighted read] This is well-tread ground in higher ed, so it’s refreshing that to find such a compelling piece of work in this genre.
In another episode of emergency online teaching gone awry, a math department at a Canadian university actually told all of their students to buy webcams and mount them to their shoulders while taking their exams. Wowza.