Higher Education

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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. »

Hospitals and the humanity of students

Some lessons on teaching learned while recovering from open-heart surgery. »

Two more thoughts on habits and teaching

How can a focus on habit formation help improve teaching and faculty development? »

What to do about Algebra 2?

A recent Forbes article calls for replacing Algebra 2 with computational thinking. What's good about that idea and what needs more careful thought? »

Why should academics be productive?

Productivity isn't about efficiency or looking good. What is it about and why should it matter to academics? »