Last week I attended the annual Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) conference. I really appreciated the sustained and vibrant participation by students across the conference. Over three days I attended sessions on peer review, teaching induction, research-informed teaching and quality curriculum; collected a wealth of resources and ideas; planned research with … Continue reading Enabling dissent
Twitter moves quickly. But I love the way it enables connections with like-minded souls who share resources, writing, opinions and opportunities. For those who are not on Twitter, or who inevitably missed some useful stuff, here are some recent links. 1. Thinkwell have some awesome resources, but they do tend toward titles that sound like you … Continue reading Meanwhile on Twitter…
While I was doing my PhD, I used to dread being asked about my hobbies, mostly because I didn't have any. I still don't have any hobbies, but I have lots of other things: (in no particular order) a 3 day a week academic job, two children (10 and 3), a partner, a house and … Continue reading What are your hobbies?
Cross-posted (with minor editing) from Teche. With the luck (or otherwise) of the Melbourne Cup behind us, my thoughts turn to luck of a different sort. I came first in our $2 office sweep, so I am feeling pretty lucky. But am I ‘lucky’ to be an academic? Over the last ten years, first as … Continue reading How lucky are you?