How to Save Time Grading and Give Better Feedback as a Professor: Semester, Assignment, and Feedback Design

Save Time Grading, Give Better Feedback- Questions to Spark Change

The biggest struggle I hear other tenure-track faculty at teaching-oriented institutions articulate is the amount of time it takes to teach 2-3 times as many courses as you ever did–most ones you’ve never taught before!–while establishing and maintaining your research agenda.

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Write More, Effortlessly with an Opening Ritual

Write More Effortlessly with an Opening Ritual

Do you struggle to write consistently? Do you put a session on your calendar, but then find other “urgent” things come up? Or that you sit down to write, but instead find yourself, two hours later, responding to emails, reading articles online, or knee-deep in another task that you started because you thought it would be better to just get it out of the way first?

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How to Publish More Academic Articles: Track Weekly and Daily Writing Goals

Want to publish more? Track weekly and daily writing goals

The summer before I began the tenure track, I read as much about how to balance the competing demands of the tenure-track as possible. How did successful faculty publish more than others? One of the sources, Professors as Writers, prompted me to do one small thing that ended paying huge dividends down the road.

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An In-Depth Review of the iPad Pro for Professors and Academics

iPad Pro in-depth review for professors and academics

When my computer bit the dust in 2016, I had come across some information on the iPad Pro, which seemed to suggest it had interesting potential in the college classroom. None of the reviews I consulted, though, spoke specifically about teaching with it in the college classroom, and none gave me information about how it would measure up to a non-tablet for academic research and writing purposes. Continue reading “An In-Depth Review of the iPad Pro for Professors and Academics”