Blogs I Follow
- I guess Trump team is consistent about one thing: They really would rather have coal than advanced 21st century batteries
- Great trenchant essay on reading from Hisham Matar
- Can students record me in class?
- Awe-inspiring study from Ancestry.com
- Leading a non-profit that supports village libraries is a lot of work!
- Visite guidée à la bibliothèque communautaire de Dablo
- Les usagers illettrés à la Bibliothèque de Dimikuy
- La mairie de Pensa prend ses responsabilités
- What is going on in FAVL Burkina Faso?
- Les bibliothécaires en séance pratique d'origami
- Le coordonnateur national à la rencontre du staff régional
- FAVL/CESRUD Ghana libraries expand their reach to surrounding schools
- Rapport du mois de janvier et février 2017 de la bibliothèque de Sebba
- Rapports des activités du mois de Janvier et Février 2017 de la bibliothèque de Bougounam
- Visite d'un ancien lecteur au bureau de FAVL Ouaga
- Rencontre FAVL et les autorités de Sabcé
- Encadrement du bibliothécaire de Pissila
- Record breaking attendence at Sumbrungu library in northern Ghana
- February report of FAVL/CESRUD libraries
- Visite des bibliothèques Beoog Biiga par une délégation de la SIL
Category Archives: Santa Clara University
Turns out in many states there is only a “single party consent” needed to record a conversation, and so students could record me in class. They are limited in what they can do, since the cannot “sell” my intellectual property. … Continue reading
An interesting thing happened on the way to implementing Sustaining Excellence. Our operating budget for FY17 inherited more challenges from the previous year than originally estimated. In FY16 we ended up with a $4.5 Million net operating loss — the … Continue reading
Lauinger Library’s budget was cut by $1 million for fiscal year 2016, requiring the library to reduce its principal collections of books to avoid staff layoffs. In July 2015, the library took a 6-percent overall budget reduction as part of … Continue reading
Salient stories like these from the University of Oregon are worrisome to all faculty, whose job is “speech”
As a university professor, I know that much of my job involves engaging in speech. I do that “live” in front of students, I do it on Youtube recordings, I do it on a blog, I do it in academic … Continue reading
What does the Federal government’s CollegeScorecard say about the earnings of SCU students in comparative perspective?
We do very well, thank you. Here is the summary article from Kevin Carey at The New York Times. The data is here. Of course, our students are much more likely to come from wealthier and well-educated families, compared with … Continue reading
Do you care about student teaching evaluations? Read the 2nd to last sentence (and the whole article)
From “Does Professor Quality Matter? Evidence from Random Assignment of Students to Professors” by Scott E. Carrell and James E. West. Results show that there are statistically significant and sizable differences in student achievement across introductory course professors in both … Continue reading
But a restive faculty [at Catholic University] has made it clear that not everyone is satisfied with his tenure. In May, at the beginning of a scheduled performance review, 42 full professors wrote a letter to the board that raised … Continue reading