Greg Savage discusses a matter that is near and dear to my heart, namely, the importance of punctuality. I am a punctual person; being late by only five minutes bothers me, as I always think about how rude this must seem to the other parties involved. Like Mr. Savage, I have found that more people are increasingly late for scheduled meetings, thinking nothing of arriving late by 20 minutes or more. Mr. Savage sums it up nicely: … I don’t care if I sound old-fashioned, because actually it’s nothing to do with ‘fashion’ or ‘generation’. It’s got everything to do with basic good manners and respect for other people.
This post discusses strategies for PhD graduates to find non-academic positions and addresses the following questions: Where do I look for jobs? How do I meet people if I don’t have contacts outside academe? Did I just waste the past eight years of my life on this doctorate when I should have been earning an M.B.A.?
We Are Social Singapore has aggregated digital global statistics for 2014:
This blog, published by a senior at Harvard University, invites students to submit plain English versions of their thesis titles to often amusing effect. Examples include:
- The dictionary can be a dangerous place to search for the meaning of a word.
- They knew a thing or two about computer security in 1641.
- We came. We saw. We set some limits.
- It is possible to build an academic career out of injecting globs of virus into people’s eyes
As discussed in the Chronicle of Higher Education:
- Connected learning pathways
- “MOOC” ends up standing for “marketing over other considerations”
- Actionable data
- Moving beyond ed-tech hype
- Greater focus on course design
- Touch interfaces
Times Higher Education features the 15 most-read of its higher education articles in 2013.