Higher Education

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The urgent and the important

Distinguishing between the urgent and the important, and having the discipline to work on important tasks that aren't urgent, is a critical and difficult task. »


When I was appointed Department Chair, I promised my colleagues I would be "teachable". What does that mean and why does it matter? »

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? »