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    Archive for May, 2008

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    Teaching, Research and Service When Everything is Miscellaneous and Everybody is Coming

    Everything is Miscellaneous Originally uploaded by Travelin’ Librarian Today is the deadline to submit my annual review. August 20 is my deadline for submitting my tenure portfolio. I will write about how I’ve played the game and published in peer-reviewed journals and done service by sitting and chairing various committees…blah, blah, blah. But, I also […]


    Blogging and Free Speech Rights of Public Employees

    On occasion, I find myself itching to compose a post for this blog relating to some aspect of my work. Often, I end up stopping myself because…well…umm…because I’m scared. You see, I’m an untenured professor in a world (academia) that largely doesn’t get this whole blogging thing. It is (I’m afraid to say) still a […]


    What’s with the attitude(s)?

    Last night, my doctoral students presented their findings from a semester-long research project. Early in the semester, the students developed a Web-based survey that consisted of items from the following six previously validated scales: Perceptions of School Climate (Johnson, Stevens & Zvoch, 2007) Collegial Trust (Hoy & Tschannen-Moran, 2003) Commitment to Teaching (Ware & Kitsantis, […]


    New media vs. old media

    The link below is to a video of a segment from a Bob Costas show that aired last night. If you’ve come to my blog and know what I tend to write about, even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ll be riveted by this video. It’s worth spending the full 18 minutes watching it […]