Profile

Cover photo
Terry McGlynn
466 followers|22,790 views
AboutPostsPhotos+1's

Stream

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
A collective blind spot in measuring natural systems? by @EvoEcoAmy

A few months ago I got a Fitbit, which for those of you who haven’t heard of it is basically a step counter. I’d been thinking about getting one for a while to help me motivate my exercise and keep my work-life balance somewhat on track. Perhaps…
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
Summer is over, not that we’d know it from the weather in Southern California. Anyway, the full complement of students are back. In the event your eyes were not glued to Small Pond over the summer, in no particular order, here are my favorite posts that…
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
So many great things came my way this week, I’ve had to unload them a week early. Enjoy! A survival handbook for teaching large classes. This is good stuff. Mad Max: Field Assistant As a professor, here are five really simple things you can to do help…
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
Practicing what you preach (or rather teach) by @EvoEcoAmy

I have been fairly absent from here over the last many months. I’ve wanted to write and even started a few posts but they never got completed. The clashing of personal (husband’s surgery) and work stresses (major grant applications that will allow me to…
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
How many undergrads in your department want to go to grad school? Do all of them know what grad school is about? Are there any students who might benefit greatly from grad school but aren’t even aware of the option? In biology, typically more students…
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
When a child is raised, we provide them with a home, food, education, love and encouragement. Within a couple decades, give or take, the kid grows up and is expected to care for itself. You can’t really expect the same of federally funded ventures. Yes,…
1
Add a comment...
In his circles
431 people
Have him in circles
466 people
Heather Doran (hapsci)'s profile photo
Ace WbAds's profile photo
Riani Anjani's profile photo
Chelsea Mason's profile photo
Harrison Behl's profile photo
Steve Nextstarfish's profile photo
Emiliana Chávez's profile photo
Amy Savage's profile photo
Rob Dunn's profile photo

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
This academic year started auspiciously. The hallway bustles with the activity of new faculty. It’s funny that I’ve only been in the department for eight years, but am one of the most senior, on account of retirements, other departures, and new growth.…
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
Do you tell students how long it will take for you to respond to emails? Do you have clear-cut consequences for academic misconduct such as cheating and plagiarism? Do you know exactly what you plan to do when you find misconduct? (Here is how I deal with…
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
Review unto others as you would have them review unto you? by @EvoEcoAmy

I am going to go ahead and assume we all want quality reviews of our journal submissions, however you define ‘quality’. Reviewers that take time to seriously evaluate your work, provide constructive feedback and ultimately improve the paper should always…
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
I have a distinct recollection from my sophomore year in college. I was sitting in a hammock in my dorm room, reading The Double Helix, James Watson’s autobiographical account of how he sorted out the structure of DNA. (And yes, apparently, I used to be…
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
If this piece of writing doesn’t move you, then you must be a very very heavy object: Oliver Sacks, the periodic table, and mortality. Museum dioramas are inspirational, if not educational. And “endangered as the animals they contain.” Beatrix Potter was…
If this piece of writing doesn't move you, then you must be a very very heavy object: Oliver Sacks, the periodic table, and mortality. Museum dioramas are inspirational, if not educational. And "en...
1
Add a comment...

Terry McGlynn

Shared publicly  - 
 
LinkedIn, Facebook, ORCID, Twitter, Instagram, Klout, Mendeley, ResearchGate. I’m signed up for all of these things. Some are useful, some can be annoying, some I just ignore. Some vague time ago, a friend in my department mentioned that I should sign up…
LinkedIn, Facebook, ORCID, Twitter, Instagram, Klout, Mendeley, ResearchGate. I’m signed up for all of these things. Some are useful, some can be annoying, some I just ignore. Some vague time ago, ...
1
Add a comment...
People
In his circles
431 people
Have him in circles
466 people
Heather Doran (hapsci)'s profile photo
Ace WbAds's profile photo
Riani Anjani's profile photo
Chelsea Mason's profile photo
Harrison Behl's profile photo
Steve Nextstarfish's profile photo
Emiliana Chávez's profile photo
Amy Savage's profile photo
Rob Dunn's profile photo
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Story
Tagline
tropical biologist, blogger, entomologist, science teacher, public schools advocate and user of public transit
Links
Contributor to
Terry McGlynn's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
How Many Adjuncts Does it Take to Alter Student Learning Conditions Beyo...
goodenoughprofessor.blogspot.com

A recent post in Small-Pond Science walks readers through the problem from the department administrator's angle at a small institution: Next

The Alternate Dimension of Job Market Advice
goodenoughprofessor.blogspot.com

The Professor is In's advice to job seekers can feel like the wormhole to an alternate dimension. Amidst the breast-beating about turgid aca

A snapshot of institutional lack of diversity in life sciences, by way o...
boingboing.net

An anonymous Boing Boing reader says, "Here's an email that academic publishing company Elsevier is sending around to advertise to scientist

How Many More Books Will Students Read Because I'm Not Writing One?
goodenoughprofessor.blogspot.com

Research in the humanities may be keeping higher ed from giving sufficient priority to teaching, but the problem is not the research itself,

Tradeoffs in the Evolution of Caste and Body Size in the Hyperdiverse An...
dx.plos.org

PLOS ONE: an inclusive, peer-reviewed, open-access resource from the PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SCIENCE. Reports of well-performed scientific studies

Dr. Seuss Apps Can Now Record Parents Reading Books Aloud
www.macrumors.com

The Dr. Seuss iOS apps -- digital, interactive versions of childhood classics like The Cat in the Hat and Green Eggs and Ham -- have been up