Course numbers redux Show more
I spoke too soon it looks like the lower number was a combination of course signup being in progress and server snafu, and I may be looking at as many as 60 students. I don't think I can accommodate student presentations at this number without compromising the course schedule. I guess I'll cancel the presentation requirement--but only after signups are done, in case it's still a deterrent 😈
a friend of mine who spends a LOT of his time picking up plastic waste from parks, rivers, streets, etc. had a good idea. He decided to photograph the non biodegradable waste and tag companies on social media with it. So if he finds a plastic Subway cup, he tells Subway about it with the message "is this yours?" I dig this because it's not something that blames the consumer. It puts the blame where it belongs: on the producer.
Proud teacher moment Show more
The final question on Exam 1 in my physical science class is always "Name an actual living scientist. The scientist can't be fictional, dead, or your professor." (For 0 points)
I was glad to see that many of my students wrote their own names.
participant call, research, sex and gender, Show more
Encontra-se a decorrer no HEI-LAB – Digital Human-Environment Interaction Lab da Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias um projeto de investigação que tem como objetivo identificar os fatores cognitivos, emocionais e interpessoais que podem estar subjacentes à interação sexual com pessoas de género diferente em estudantes universitários.
It looks like marriage equality will come into being in Taiwan on May 24. ^_^
hmu for access to university library texts Show more
If you want to read material available online via the University of Washington library systems, but cant for whatever reason, I can send you an email with files attached.
Im trying to make texts more available outside academia.
Course numbers Show more
Also if I'd known that all I had to do to keep student numbers down was to assign one 15-minute group presentation I'd have done it much sooner. My last semester's course had 50 students who kept asking to make sure there was REALLY no presentation requirement.
Bad school websites Show more
Why in the name of all that's holy do I have to enable Flash to look at my class's attendance sheet and syllabus?
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Research study recruiting screen reader users who collaborate using tech like Microsoft Word and Google Docs to do a 1 hour remote interview. $30 gift card compensation. Read flyer here with contact informatoin to indicate interest. http://inclusive.northwestern.edu/bvicollab-web-flyer.html
Anti-queer slur; Frustration with "free speech" profs who end up here; Strong language Show more
1. Being called an anti-queer slur isn't "just another idea." It's an act of harm in itself. You wouldn't get it, I know, but it is.
2. And as a straight person, you are entirely unequipped to estimate the level of threat that is being posed by someone who uses a slur against us. Sometimes when someone says a word like that, they are saying it in order to make the point that they *can* hurt us with impunity.
The thing about 'not all men' is it's something men bark at people who are lashing out at the group that's hurting them. Trying to separate themselves and remove any affiliation.
All it does is tell those people to shut up while doing nothing to change the structures that allow toxic masculinity to continue that original victimisation. Step in and tell fellow men to stop, that it's not ok, instead of telling people, especially women, you're not like the others so how dare we get angry about it.
Global kleptocracy and American corruption Show more
American collusion with #kleptocracy comes at a terrible cost for the rest of the world. All of the stolen money, all of those evaded tax dollars sunk into Central Park penthouses and Nevada shell companies, might otherwise fund health care and infrastructure. (A report from the anti-poverty group One has argued that 3.6 million deaths each year can be attributed to this sort of resource siphoning.) https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2019/03/how-kleptocracy-came-to-america/580471/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits #corruption
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