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Our chancellor just abruptly announced his retirement for later this year. Interesting.

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"Impacts of Engineering: An Introductory Course in Engineering Featuring Social Justice" - :oeng: osf.io/mqwdb/ #engineering #openengr

The reviewers who didn't like that this paper was 26 pages and said nobody would read it at that length would really hate my highly cited 54 page article.

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In case people missed it, the whole University of California system (public unis in California) cancelled their subscriptions and deals with Elsevier 🎇 the split is over open access, lock-in, and exorbitant pricing

Read more: news.berkeley.edu/2019/02/28/w

#scholcomm

I guess it isn't too bad when the peer reviews just say to make the article shorter.

Pessimism 

We have 2 to 3 feet of snow on the roof of our house already. Supposed to get 6 to 9 inches of heavy, wet snow tonight. Hoping the roof doesn't collapse!

fossil fuels 

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I'm hiring someone to work with me in the new lab we're creating Plymouth State University (NH) to support engaged pedagogies! Please share this listing with your best instructional designers & pedagogues, esp. those with passion for interdisciplinarity & open education! jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31996

The more I collaborate with sociologists and anthropologists, the more interesting my paper titles become.

To the person sending me meeting requests for 2020. No.

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a quick update on our #openscience feedback on #plan_S 

I really hate when I have some technical/programming based thing I want to do, but don't really know how to do. I keep putting it off because I can't find the time it will take me to learn how to do the thing.

Just finished cleaning 7 inches of snow off the driveway. Now they're predicting another 9+ inches for tonight through tomorrow.

Another day of schools closed for the kids. That's 5 of the last 6 days now...

From the last page of a book I recently finished:

"…the funny thing is I've got tenure now after all these years. It doesn't matter what happens to my job; I've got tenure in the only place it counts. In here." He tapped his chest.

We are supposed to hit wind chills of -60°F next week. Wonder if that's enough to cancel classes? 🤔

You know what's not conducive to a stress-free start to the semester?

Bronchitis that causes you to completely lose your voice for three days (and counting)!

Mastodon is email? 

Mastodon is email? 

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