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Oddly enough, I’ve just come from my annual review this week, which, in my department, is a little interview one has with the department head to help him determine merit pay. Even though I prodded my academic family members for advice on how to go in to this, I found myself unprepared. So I started…

In the first week in January, I turned in a vita and accompanying statement for calendar year 2007…so essentially for the first 4 months of my faculty appointment. The materials have now been reviewed by a group of senior faculty in my department and a letter has been sent to the chair. The chair is…

Any readers in the Smith College area?

I’m heading out tomorrow to the Engineering, Social Justice and Peace Conference being held at Smith College this weekend, and then two days in the area to try to meet with students and talk about our graduate program in engineering education. Anyone going to be in the area and up for a meet-up? I’ll try…

April Scientiae is up

… over at Peggy Kolm’s magnificent Women in Science blog. Go check it out. Well done, Peggy!

Academic foolishness

Oh lord, what fools these mortals be. Especially that one down there named Alice. I’ve had two particular moments of foolishness in the last few days that have smacked me upside the head. And because the Scientiae theme for April (shockingly) is “fools and foolishness,” I feel compelled to share them with you. There will…