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September 14, 2016

Teaching professional skills… using Creative Commons and Pubic Domain images

Who took this photo? Do you have permission to use it? Help students learn best practices in acquiring images for their projects by understanding Creative Commons and public domain sources.


May 6, 2015

Warn students about publishing their undergraduate thesis

Be proactive in warning students about emails requesting them to publish their senior thesis for free – it might not be the deal they think they are getting


April 8, 2015

Teaching professional skills… encouraging students to manage an online identity

If a student doesn’t take control of his/her online identity, who do they think will do it for them? Leaving it up to search engines may not be the best solution, so let’s help students be pro-active with managing their professional web presence.


February 11, 2015

Teaching Professional Skills… asking for letters of recommendation

Here are some tips for how faculty can help students be strategic about who and how they ask for letters of recommendation, and what we can do to help the process.


November 19, 2014

Teaching Professional Skills… what exactly is a “Doctor of Philosophy”?

True story… student walks in to a faculty member’s office, sees the diploma hanging above her desks and comments, “Wow! For someone that has a degree in philosophy, you certainly know oceanography really well!” What can we learn from this and teach students when they see our diplomas that state we have a “Doctor of Philosophy”?