Even when the CVs are otherwise identical, physics faculty preferred applicants from majority groups as opposed to candidates from minority groups. Continue reading Gender and racial biases still a problem in physics post-doctoral hiring
Mentoring an undergraduate researcher for the first time or looking to improve your mentoring ability? See what the literature has to say. Continue reading Research-backed advice for mentoring researchers
Faculty at more prestigious universities tend to publish more. However, faculty at prestigious universities tend to be trained at prestigious universities. So it is the training or their current position that causes their productivity bump? Continue reading The chicken and the egg problem of academic productivity
75% of undergraduate women in physics report experiencing some form of sexual harassment. Continue reading Sexual harassment is a problem in physics
Physics labs can be done with physical equipment or done virtually. It appears each has its own benefits. Continue reading Virtual Labs vs Physical Labs: does it matter?
Many instructors fear that switching from lecture to active learning will result in worse student evaluations. That doesn’t appear to be the case. Continue reading Will I get worse student evaluations if I switch to active learning? Probably not.
Analogies are used all of the time in physics education. But what makes a good analogy? Continue reading This title is like an analogy; it should explain this post but it really doesn’t.
Today’s post introduces a new type of representation for understanding circuits, the power box with multiple examples. Continue reading That’s no schematic, it’s a power box
Minority students in classes with fixed-mindset instructors do worse than in classes with growth-mindset instructors. Continue reading Hey instructors, your beliefs can affect students’ grades (and not in a positive way)
Prior work has claimed that taking notes by hand is better than on a computer but this claim doesn’t appear to hold up. Continue reading Is taking notes on paper better than taking notes on a computer? Y- Maybe?