Interesting article about tenure

The author wrote: “[H]e offers a reiteration of the ‘keep your head down and stay silent until you’re tenured’ line. Don’t exercise your academic freedom until it’s guaranteed. Don’t engage the public. Don’t be noticed. What this line of advice ignores is that silence becomes a habit, a bodily norm. You learn not to speak […]

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Academic Citizenship, Shared Governance, and Leadership

I’ve been reflecting on the subject of Academic Citizenship in preparation for this morning’s role-playing activity. I’m already somewhat involved in Academic Citizenship, Shared Governance, and Leadership: I am the district liaison for my discipline, responsible for facilitating our monthly discipline meetings. I am the Principal Advocate for our proposed curriculum changes in the Computer […]

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Diversity, Inclusion, Respect, and Student Support (Part 2)

I read The College Fear Factor: How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another (Cox, 2009) back in October, and it really resonated with me. In particular, Cox identified that most college students have a preconceived notion of what a college classroom is “supposed” to look like. And that idea is a professor standing in the […]

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Diversity, Inclusion, Respect, and Student Support (Part 1)

I’ve just returned from SIGCSE2016, and my head is overflowing with ideas! Some highlights for me: On Wednesday night I attended a workshop titled High Yield in the Short Term: Planning Strategically to Get Women into Your Major (Barker & Thompson, 2016). This workshop was useful to me in my role as a program chair, […]

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Measuring Learning

I’m not posting a reflection this week because I will be attending the Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE) 2016 conference in Memphis, Tennessee. I hope to learn much from other computer science faculty at this conference, and hopefully I will have much to reflect upon when I return!

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