Tag Archives: teaching

Academic arrogance

For years and years I taught 3D computer modelling and animation to architects and interior designers. As you probably know, when you have been teaching something difficult for a while you start to see the same mistakes over and over again. It’s easy, dangerously easy, to forget that it’s new people making these same mistakes […] … learn more→

Who is the racist?

When I first read this story in the Boston Globe I really felt affronted that a faculty within Harvard University would band together to have a fellow faculty member ‘removed’ from a teaching profession. It appears that an article by Subramanian Swamy in the Daily News in India had upset Harvard fellow staff and they […] … learn more→

The right search for the right job

For most people, the difficult parts of the job search include things like writing a resume and performing well on interviews. Very few people believe that it is difficult to \”find\” a job — the tough part is getting the right job, right? Well, not quite. Matching yourself with the right job through clever search […] … learn more→

La Trobe University

La Trobe University is a multi-campus university based in Victoria, Australia. With learning, teaching and research designed to enrich the world and a history of academic innovation, La Trobe is leading the way in higher education. … learn more→

Educating young women, rebuilding Cambodia

Sharing a muddy crawl space with four roommates isn’t part of the traditional path to a law degree. But that’s exactly how Veasna Chea, a Cambodian woman, lived during law school in the mid-1990s — still managing to graduate first in her class. Speaking recently, Alan Lightman, adjunct professor of the humanities at MIT, described […] … learn more→

Foster the people

Rebuilding American manufacturing is possible — but will require new ideas about turning lab breakthroughs into new products and a refurbished, highly skilled workforce, a group of scholars, industry leaders and government officials emphasized at a MIT conference. “The U.S. continues to be very innovative, but somehow downstream there seems to be a break,” said […] … learn more→