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Category Archives: Tenure
Guess Culture versus Ask Culture
By Kim Holman When I was a child, I grew up in a “guess culture” household. I had to pay attention to the people around me and make a guess as to whether or not I should ask for something. … Continue reading
Just Say Yes. Meaningfully.
By Julianne Vega In this post, I hope to convince you that when opportunities arise there is no need to panic and say “yes” or “no” immediately. Rather, I hope to convince you that by thoughtfully considering what the opportunity … Continue reading
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Do I owe you?
The grad years You accepted me into a graduate program having just given birth to my daughter 4 months prior. Offered me a fellowship in which I had reduced teaching responsibilities and when I did teach I was left … Continue reading
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Gotta catch ’em all, URM!
By Carrie Diaz Eaton and Pamela E. Harris We received the same email: Tuesday, Dec 17, 1:37 PM and Tuesday, Dec 17, 1:42 PM. No time to personalize the email. Simply change last names. After all, any one will do, … Continue reading
The importance of leadership skills
Leadership training in academia and in particular in mathematics is something we don’t tend to discuss or think about that much until we are about to take on a leadership academic position and wished we could have had some formal … Continue reading
Toward Anti-Oppressive Mentorship in Mathematics
The eMentoring Network in Mathematics was created to broaden participation in mathematics through peer to peer mentorship. We hope to foster community among mathematicians across ranks, institutions and locations. I hope this blog and network is a service to all … Continue reading
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Are you thriving or surviving?
We are lucky to have another guest post from the amazing mathematician and educator Candice Price, who recently moved to Southern California! ***** Maybe I am just too demanding? Maybe I am just like my advisor, too busy? Recently, this … Continue reading
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Service Statement: Beat Overcommitment
Service to your institution and to the broader mathematical community is an invigorating experience. Whether its connecting with people to provide opportunities for engagement in mathematics, opening doors for youth who wouldn’t have access otherwise, or filling a need in … Continue reading
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An Academic Party of One
This is a guest post from the one and only Candice Price. I was teaching when I wrote this so forgive me if it goes astray. But I have been to many panels on work life balance. They normally consist … Continue reading
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Some suggestions for revising rejected grant proposals
Getting grants for research projects is hugely important for all active investigators. In universities where research is emphasized, pre-tenure faculty will be evaluated a couple of times before the tenure decision and grant activity is an important element in that … Continue reading