Category Archives: teaching

Computational Data Science early semester thoughts

I’m back in the classroom! At least for a semester anyways. In the dean’s office I teach one class per year and last year was a fully online course, so this is a fun adventure (so far at least). This … Continue reading

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Lifelong computational skills

I’m frantically putting together my syllabus for our brand new Computational Data Science intro course (this comes after a programming course) and I realized that I’m not using one of my favorite syllabus planning tools: this blog! This course was … Continue reading

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Virtual Physics Conference

I’m part of a grant team right now brainstorming a new project, and a part of it is potentially hosting a conference. We kicked around some ideas about it, and as usual in situations like this, we casually talked about … Continue reading

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App for facilitating calling on people

“Two posts in one day?” you ask? Yep, I’ve kind of forgotten how useful it is to organize my thoughts here and to get such useful feedback from you awesome folks. I’ve been working on a new web app and … Continue reading

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Learning outcomes for research skills

tl:dr: I’d love some feedback on the SEEC approach with students: S: Students should see that all ideas are embedded in a complex web of ideas E: Students should explore that web when dealing with an idea E: Students should … Continue reading

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See the process

A few weeks ago I gave a presentation at the American Association of Physics Teachers summer conference in a session about accessible technology. I talked about how I make use of student assessment videos, but I tried something new in … Continue reading

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Research introduction for students

This summer I’m developing a fully-online course for transfer students to help them hit the ground running in our program (this is part of an entirely online program currently for psychology and business majors). The learning outcomes for the course … Continue reading

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Helicopter vs snowplow

Working in the dean’s office has given me all sorts of new respect for the Dean of Students office. Specifically, I’ve been very impressed at how they leverage students’ parents when helping the students get through tough times. My experience … Continue reading

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Critical Disagreement

I’m just wrapping up my time spent at a really great conference that’s all about the First-Year Experience for students in college. I’ve got lots of thoughts running through my head, including lots of cool ideas for a large part … Continue reading

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No connections

Driving home today I heard a great story on NPR. I liked it so much that I thought I’d put it here to remind myself about it. I might have forgotten some of the details, but I think I still … Continue reading

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