16 4 / 2014

"I’m sick of all these conversations about privilege. Can’t we just read what’s in the textbook?"

"I’m sick of all these conversations about privilege. Can’t we just read what’s in the textbook?"

09 4 / 2014

"Sure, I’d be happy to serve on the committee."
[Later: Damn you, midwestern upbringing.]

"Sure, I’d be happy to serve on the committee."

[Later: Damn you, midwestern upbringing.]

21 3 / 2014

“Teaching with love, at the end of the semester I had students in my office complaining because they did not receive the grade that they thought they would have received. After all, I cared about them. Their sense of my love/care was that it would lead me to give them higher grades than they deserved. I had this experience several times. Finally, I openly discussed at the start of the each new class that there would be no correlation between my loving a student and the student’s grade, that the grade would be solely determined by the quality of the work.” bell hooks, Teaching Community, 2003.

Teaching with love, at the end of the semester I had students in my office complaining because they did not receive the grade that they thought they would have received. After all, I cared about them. Their sense of my love/care was that it would lead me to give them higher grades than they deserved. I had this experience several times. Finally, I openly discussed at the start of the each new class that there would be no correlation between my loving a student and the student’s grade, that the grade would be solely determined by the quality of the work.” bell hooks, Teaching Community, 2003.

17 3 / 2014

the frigging quarter system i can’t even

the frigging quarter system i can’t even

14 3 / 2014

"Professor, what are you doing for spring break?"

"Professor, what are you doing for spring break?"

14 2 / 2014

"It’s not offensive because I have freedom of speech!"

"It’s not offensive because I have freedom of speech!"

14 2 / 2014

"I told myself I wouldn’t, but I keep checking the job rumors blog."

"I told myself I wouldn’t, but I keep checking the job rumors blog."

13 2 / 2014

[Actual teaching evaluation:] “She is a really good teacher but not very entertaining.”

13 2 / 2014

“Due to the inclement weather, the University has suspended normal business operations and cancelled all classes for Thursday, February 13 for the University City, Center City and Queen Lane Campuses.”

Due to the inclement weather, the University has suspended normal business operations and cancelled all classes for Thursday, February 13 for the University City, Center City and Queen Lane Campuses.”

12 2 / 2014

"First, you have to install R."

"First, you have to install R."