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How my university runs Academic Writing Month (#acwrimo)

I was chatting with my good buddies @WarrenStaples and @jod999 the other week, as they wanted to know more about what went into the planning and running of La Trobe’s Academic Writing Month (#LTUacwrimo) in November each year. 1,601 more words

Research Culture

What makes a successful writing group?

Dr Angela Dobele is an academic at RMIT University in Melbourne. Her teaching and research practices seek to make vital contributions to resolving the social, environmental and wicked problems of our times. 1,533 more words

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Bye bye bye

Wednesday was my last day at my workplace, a large state agency in Austin, Texas. An incident the week before I left kind of typified my experiences during the past few years. 714 more words


What's Livetweeting For, Anyway?

Last week, an anonymous Ph.D. student published a Guardian op-ed under the headline “I’m a serious academic, not a professional Instagrammer.” Among other complaints, the author (a laboratory scientist) condemned the practice of livetweeting academic conferences. 1,049 more words


Putting [Doctoral] Students First: Acknowledging an Educational Debt

What exactly does “putting student first” mean? Many educators confuse child-centered education with letting students decide what to learn, when, where and how. They haven’t read John Dewey on progressive education. 1,110 more words

Educational Leadership

Fit and Collegial Expectations: Assistant Professor Maysaa Barakat

Did I tell you I am a baseball fan and that living in Florida near the Spring Training sites of the Marlins, Cardinals, and Mets is like living in Paradise? 1,119 more words

Educational Leadership

Do it because you can

I tried to let this particular white-hot rage die down. But it won’t.

So, hopefully, here’s a constructive post built from the foundations of my infuriation. 1,067 more words

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