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Evaluating Evaluations

Last month a friend in the history department passed along a notice from the American Historical Association entitled “AHA Signs onto ASA Statement on Teaching Evaluations.” This ASA is the American Sociological Association, and their statement is a devastating takedown … Continue reading

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To New Faculty (and those who hope to join us): what life is like at my small private liberal arts college

Private colleges were never really on my radar. Everyone in my family attended a state school. I taught in a public school, as did about a half dozen family members. A hefty dose of public school pride, mixed with the … Continue reading

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Hello from Cincinnati!

First off, I’d like to publicly welcome Kate and Alexander to PhD+! Your posts so far have been thoughtful and informative, and I’m so glad you’re here. Tonight I’m posting from Cincinnati, where another MathFest is on its way. I’ve … Continue reading

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