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This tag is related to the role and duties of a teacher, an academic instructor, tutor or a teaching assistant.

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teaching) Tenured Professor at a purely teaching focussed Liberal Arts College or community college I suspect that the position would be looked highly upon for career (4) and lowly upon (assuming you …
asked Apr 16 '14 by WetlabStudent
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There are many positives and drawbacks to negative grading, even for free response tests. It encourages academic honesty and self assessment which are important for learning and discourages "BS" answe …
answered Nov 5 '14 by WetlabStudent
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Another reason that has not been mentioned is that studying the type of math that deeply challenges your mathematical abilities is essential for developing humility and empathy for your students. If …
answered Feb 22 '18 by WetlabStudent
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So a TA came to me asking for advice. He gave wrong information in office hours leading a student to a wrong answer. The TA showed the student how to solve the problem via the wrong statistical test …
asked Mar 22 '14 by WetlabStudent
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I have a friend who is applying for teaching positions in biochemistry with no teaching experience. She has a strong research background, with several publications as a grad student and post doc, but … is interested in transitioning into teaching (partially to gain employment and solve a two body problem, but also out of genuine interest). The position she is applying for asks for a "Statement of …
asked Jun 15 '14 by WetlabStudent
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In the past I have included the following statement on my syllabus: Office Hours: Mon 1-2pm, Weds 3-5pm, or by appointment However, I am beginning to get too many requests for appointments. Appo …
asked Feb 13 '15 by WetlabStudent
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This is bound to be country specific, but like most people here from US institutions, I refer to the University code of conduct. However, I highlight gray areas. This means I don't list obvious things …
answered Jun 17 '14 by WetlabStudent
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Your actions are well intentioned and I appreciate your nurturing nature. I wish academics were more like this sometimes. I think the way you attempt to ease students' nervousness may not lead to your …
answered Nov 5 '14 by WetlabStudent
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and then write a final copy in pen, that should be fine. Most mathematicians do not write in pencil. A4 paper is a bit strict if you are teaching a class in the USA (since it isn't the standard size …
answered Jan 12 '14 by WetlabStudent
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You can start by asking them questions. The first step is often getting them just to start speaking. Once you set a conversational tone rather than a "lecturer" tone usually questions start to flow fr …
answered Feb 9 '17 by WetlabStudent