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I love it when a course comes together

I’ve turned in the last of my grades, and the semester is over. I was pretty happy with all my courses this semester, and particularly with one of the two versions of the “Introduction to Interactive Communication” seminars I led. It made me think a bit about what makes a course go well or poorly. […]
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What Jasper’s Not

I just ran across our list of names that Jasper ended up not being. We might still draw on these at some point (future children, dogs, projects, robots, servers, etc.). But for now, here were some that made the short list: Malachi, Duncan, Quinlan, Alaric, Hudson, Alistair, Declan, Xavier, Huxley, Lucien. And ones that got […]
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Hello, world

Jasper Lyle Campbell Halavais, welcome to the world. (Lesson one, your dad sucks with a camera.)
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A farewell to academia

There is a scathing elegiac on modern higher ed written by a departing mid-career professor that appears in Inside HigherEd. After too many years at this job (I am in my mid-40s), I have grown to question higher education in ways that cannot be rectified by a new syllabus, or a sabbatical, or, heaven forbid, […]
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