The resignation of Jason Lieb, a prominent molecular biologist, comes amid complaints about how universities handle sexual harassment in their science departments.
New insights about teaching, publishing and intellectual history. Source: What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us - The New York Times This Times Op-Ed contains a link to a website with informative data on syllabuses. The piece explains the … [Continue reading]
I received this comment on a previous post. I thought it important enough to make it a post. "I routinely deal with college-level mathematics faculty that often have serious trouble with simple high-school mathematics. For example. I once had to … [Continue reading]
How adults learn defines how children learn. Source: Teach Your Teachers Well - The New York Times I'm a former math professor. From all that I've seen, few colleges are even trying to teach teachers "well". Let me explain what really … [Continue reading]
Most states still have weak curriculums and graduation requirements that make high school diplomas useless. Source: The Counterfeit High School Diploma - The New York Times I tried to point out the connection. As a former math professor, I am … [Continue reading]
In their lavish facilities, schools show there isn't much student in student-athlete. Source: College (Wretched Excess) Bowl: Our view I commented. College behavior is far worse than what is described here. I know. I am a former math professor … [Continue reading]
The number of students completing high school has reached historic peaks, yet other measures of academic readiness for college or jobs are much lower. Source: As Graduation Rates Rise, Experts Fear Diplomas Come Up Short - The New York Times I … [Continue reading]