Asking for a Letter of Recommendation

So You Need a Letter? I am often asked to write letters of recommendation for students. This is an important part of our jobs as professors, but I often find myself struggling to write the letter I think the student needs because my experience with them is either limited to a single course or otherwise negative.

Doing an independent study with Dr. Wimpy

So you need an independent study? I am often approached by students who want to complete an independent study with me. In most cases, they “want” to do this because they “need” a certain amount of credit for a given sub-field to graduate.

Best practices for virtual meetings

Introduction This post provides best practices for virtual meetings and seminars in the event that they are necessary. We often need to employ video conferencing for our seminars, one-on-one and group meetings, or for other unforeseen circumstances.