Robert Talbert

Mathematics professor who writes and speaks about math, research and practice on teaching and learning, technology, productivity, and higher education.
Michigan 139 posts

The disappearing department chair: Why boundaries and inaccessibility are essential

Counter to the usual narrative in higher ed, being less accessible is the key to doing our best work. »

The current state of my GTD tool setup

Here's where I have landed in terms of my tool set for GTD: the tactical and the strategic. »

Being department chair, round 2

I'll be sticking around as department chair for the entire year. Here are three first impressions of the job. »

Three things I learned as (interim) department chair

I was unexpectedly made chair of my department for two months this summer. Here's three things I learned from the experience. »

Agile student feedback through the Five-Question Summary

Five simple questions can generate some highly useful, rich, and informative data about student engagement in a course. »