Hashtag Scholarship

Let’s say I’m just continuing the conversation and not that I’m super late in posting this piece. The final week of #DigPins was about scholarship and the timing was rather appropriate. My most recent paper came out (finally) about the role of genetic resistance and chronic wasting disease in white-tailed deer. You can access the…

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Do you OACA?

This is another week of illuminating information in DigPINS. As a teacher/scholar interested in up-to-date research and teaching resources, I have continuously benefited from open access (OA) resources. My participation in DigPINS, however, has provided me with new and important knowledge regarding OA material, as Jim Ottaviani indicates in his article “The Post-Embargo Open Access…

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Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes

Many university consortia are attempting bold new deals to breakdown the high costs associated with academic publishing and its current restrictions on open access.  The new model driving these changes is known as “publish-and-read” and so far, there have been successes in establishing these sort of deals with publishers. The “publish-and-read” model combines publishing open…

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Teaching the Teachers

As SNC’s Director of Grant Development I often find myself in the position of teaching the teachers; that is, instructing our faculty (or staff) who are incredibly knowledgeable in their areas of expertise on my area of expertise: finding grant opportunities and developing and submitting grant proposals.  The vast majority of faculty and staff whom…

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Pedagogy Toolbox

I think STEM gets a bad reputation in terms of teaching and learning. Many envision a science lecture and immediately mental images are conjured of multiple choice scantrons, long lists of taxonomic groups, and probably a balding professor with white beard and tweed jacket droning on in front of hundreds of students. Creativity is stifled…

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