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(More) Student Blogs

(More) Student Blogs

Student blogs are an awesome and accessible way to learn about topics and living on a campus. Check these out: Life at A&D: Student Blog STAMPS School of Art & Design, University of Michigan Diverse Perspectives on Science and Medicine: The Student Blog PLOS...
MOOCs to You!

MOOCs to You!

In case you haven’t heard, one of the latest ways for students to learn online are via MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses. Other than the lousy name, these courses are a great way for students all over the world to learn from the best of the best teachers,...
U and (Rate) Your Professor

U and (Rate) Your Professor

In my last post, Course Evaluations “Should Be” Us, I extolled the virtues of participating in course evaluations. In case your program doesn’t share the results or you are skeptical about how they are used, here is another option for course evaluation...
Course Evaluations “Should Be” Us

Course Evaluations “Should Be” Us

Course evaluations are a necessary (and perhaps annoying) opportunity in which I encourage every student to participate. Here’s why. Professors and instructors are people, too. I know. Hard to imagine. As people, professors can only fix what we know is not working or...
Mentoring on the Net

Mentoring on the Net

Interested in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering or mathematics)? Looking for a mentor? Check out this interesting and perhaps wave of the mentoring future resource: MentorNet. Though MentorNet has been around since 1997, they are in the process of...
Grants and Scholarships, Take One

Grants and Scholarships, Take One

Yes, I know. The federal government’s reputation for website quality has taken a recent and massive hit because of the health care reform website. Still, many government websites are great sources of information and links to resources for topics that are not new or...
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