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 Somewhat. There are a few aspects to this though.1/ Not everything we value is measurable, but often when we cannot measure what we value, we value what we can measure, which is very dangerous.2/ Sometimes the data gives us one decision, but it isnt the "right" decision for our morals/values/ethics. So how much weight do we give the data versus the other dimensions. NYT op ed3/ Confirmation bias is strong (which is really what the cited blog post is dealing with, I...
 This statement caught my attention. I proposed a graduate course recently, as part of a "Big Data" program, focused on this very thing. Obviously the program is concerned with how big data can be leveraged in all manner of wonderful ways, but I wanted a course that explored where and when analytics can and should be used and where it cannot or should not. Too often people believe that they can provide all and every answer, which they can't - especially when values and...
Tenure track assistant prof positions. Ignorance or arrogance, I dont know, but either way I was thoroughly unimpressed.
I've had candidates turn up in jeans for interviews. None were hired, even those well qualified and suited to the position. It is a competitive market, and a buyers one at that, so don't give the appearance that you don't care. If you dont, neither do I.
All good things, I hope.
My Butteros arrived yesterday. Someone on the thread had said that a 43 fits a 10.5 US well, and I can concur. Very pleased. A little bit of snobbery, really, to dismiss Penn, Brown, et al.
@GMMcL adjuncts in a law school, I recall. I believe he wears a suit for class, and tries to wear a different one for every class of the semester.
Ours are open votes caste in committee. We rate the candidate on a 4 point scale for teaching, research, and service. The letter we write must include supporting evidence from the dossier, and rationale from the guidelines, for each decision. Those with opposing positions must write minority opinions in the same fashion. I prefer this to secret ballot.
I believe the perceived consequences of speaking up or out, or any other possible slight are far greater than the reality. I can't say it doesn't happen, but in those meetings it really is all about the dossier. At least in tenure cases, where the decision decides someone's future employment. I think in promotion cases such things are more pronounced because the candidate can always reapply later.As to the issue of teaching in p&t, while I suspect teaching-focused schools...
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