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Colleague Plagiarizes Entire Course Content

Talk to your colleague. Not doing anything is ethically dubious, while talking to a superior escalates the issue. Besides, broadly speaking, when there's a dispute it's preferable to first talk to the ...
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What can PhDs offer to high school teaching that Masters graduates can't?

Having studied in one of these schools and been taught by two of the teachers mentioned, I would say the benefits are: Having better understanding of the subject as a whole and ability to answer ...
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Colleague Plagiarizes Entire Course Content

A good strategy to address your concerns without risking offense might be to take the collaborative angle, since you are both working together on the same course. Instead of directly expressing your ...
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Colleague Plagiarizes Entire Course Content

Disclaimer: I was a graduate teaching assistant and now work in government, so my thoughts may not reflect your reality. I studied Organizational Economics and business and psychology before that; I'm ...
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Colleague Plagiarizes Entire Course Content

I do not like confrontations, and they may very well reply with "mind my own business". I may also to be labeled as "that guy". Your university may have (and probably has) an ...
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What can PhDs offer to high school teaching that Masters graduates can't?

So, one simple answer is that often when they are hiring someone with a PhD, that candidate is simply the most qualified candidate and would be even if they did not have the PhD. But some PhDs are ...
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Colleague Plagiarizes Entire Course Content

First, I think you are rightfully bothered at academic material not being referenced, as it is not proper practice, but you should also give your colleague the benefit of the doubt; maybe she ignores ...
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What can PhDs offer to high school teaching that Masters graduates can't?

Turning the question round: there are some people with PhDs who decide to go into teaching. These people are likely to look for schools with a lot of strong students who will take advanced mathematics ...
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To what extent should homework sets be changed in a math course, semester to semester?

One scheme I heard of: Each student gets a problem with different numbers (so he cannot merely copy someone else's paper or copy something from the web). That has been tried in the past, but it is a ...
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To what extent should homework sets be changed in a math course, semester to semester?

I don't think there's any need to change the homework questions from one semester to the next, unless you have new ideas and want to make the questions better. Like it or not, cheating on math ...
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Advice for an early career lecturer

I can give you the same advice that I do to incoming faculty at my institution (whether my mentorship is formal or casual). In no particular order: #1 as others have noted, it's OK to say no #2 don't ...
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What can PhDs offer to high school teaching that Masters graduates can't?

To some extent this is a matter of marketing. These schools are ultimately commercial (although non-profit) enterprises - they are in competition with eachother and with the state school sector for ...
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