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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

Research Culture

Write Up (#MelbWriteUp)

Jason Murphy is Senior Research Communications Advisor at the Graduate Research School (GRS), La Trobe University. He created and manages Melbourne’s Write Up (#melbwriteup).

Jason works full-time and is undertaking his PhD part-time, … 716 more words

Research Culture

What makes a good colleague?

Many people lament the growing scarcity of collegiality in our working lives. Many declare, in varying shades of purple prose, that it has been sacrificed on the altar of economic rationalism and for the missions of our managerial universities. 1,001 more words

Research Culture

Consummating the marriage

Everybody knows what it means to “consummate” a marriage, right? It means to “complete” it; to bring it to its highest state.[1] That’s what the words mean anyway. 2,075 more words

Love And Marriage