Category Archives: Academic Life

Make your campus a better place to build a career

A fascinating set of insights and recommendations relevant to the lives of faculty, staff and students in institutions of higher education today. Chronicle of Higher Education, Aaron Basko, April 6, 2022.

Well-being at Home and School in New Mexico

October 2021: Transitions

Cover photo for WASH New Mexico - Colorful Balloon. Photo by Deb Luffey.
Latest issue of WASH NM on Transitions

Here is a link to the most recent edition of a ‘zine created by the IFCE Department at the University of New Mexico. The enterprise began at the dawn of the pandemic as a way for colleagues to collect and share information and tactics to help community members, students and educators cope with the frightening and rapidly changing demands before them. Some of these demands remain, but the context continues to change. We continue to produce issues we hope will be of interest and of use to readers. Here is a link to the October issue:”

Here is a link to all WASH NM issues published to date:

Take a look and see what you think! — Ed Prof

Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship

Zurich, November 23, 2020
2021 Call for Applications: Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program
Deadline for submission: January 11, 2021.

The Jacobs Foundation is pleased to announce the 2021 call for applications for its Research Fellowship Program.
The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is a globally competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers whose work is dedicated to improving the development, learning and living conditions of children and youth. The relevant disciplines include, but are not limited to, education sciences, psychology, economics, sociology, family studies, media studies, political science, linguistics, neurosciences, and medical sciences.
Fellowships are awarded to highly talented and innovative early and mid-career researchers who have received their PhD within the past 10 years. Funding from Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowships is awarded directly to the fellow’s institution and may be used by the fellow over a three-year period to cover a portion of the fellow’s salary and for any purpose in support of the fellow’s research, such as assistants’ salaries, equipment, technical assistance, professional travel, or trainee support.
Particularly encouraged to apply are scholars who seek to combine multiple levels of analysis and engage in interdisciplinary work. A special focus lies on work to understand and embrace variability in learning; promote the generation, transfer, and practical application of evidence on human learning and development or increase the capacity to scale up effective education policies and practices.
In addition to providing fellows with independent and competitive funding, the program offers a wide range of non-financial benefits.

For further information and to submit an online application, please visit: Call for Applications 2021

To find out more about the Jacobs Foundation Strategy 2030 please visit Jacobs Foundation.
Jacobs Foundation
Seefeldquai 17, P.O. Box
CH-8034 Zurich 

Want happier professors? Try being nicer.

Food for thought, though the survey described in this article had some noteworthy limitations.

Want happier professors? Try being nicer.