Category Archives: Community of Scholars

Not Quite Effective

Came across a box of overheads. The ones one would write on, with non-permanent ink, so that they could be reused. Environmentally responsible, dontcha know. So responsible The students, when evaluating the course (in this case, Business Law) would comment, … Continue reading

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Student Protection II

In relation to “The Ripper and Student Protection“, concerning a senior professor feeling he had let his students down in relation to a certain area of a course, and not wanting his students to be penalized accordingly on a final … Continue reading

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Academic Condom: Faith

In relation to top ten most highly cited retracted academic papers that still end up being cited, even after retraction, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: If a percentage of scientific research is no longer reliable or valid, how does … Continue reading

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Reviewer Conversion

In relation to “Sage journal retracts three more papers after discovering faked reviews“, published by Retraction Watch, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: The job of the reviewer for a refereed journal is sure expanding. In the old days, not … Continue reading

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Slightly II

In relation to “Slightly“, concerning the comparative need for vacations, Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: At Simon Fraser University, we received generous weeks of vacation, but couldn’t save it up from year to year. Some professors, like me through … Continue reading

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Live Forever

Met an older academic colleague. As if that means much, at my own age. Still teaches, every term, despite being retired as of 65. He must be 75 or so now. Said so many around him are dying. Mentioned some … Continue reading

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Bleeding Heart

Neil Remington Abramson commented as follows: I had a class with no A’s once. I had one with a C+ average, where all the other sections were B+ or higher, but I figured the other instructors were bleeding hearts. Offered … Continue reading

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