Sunday, January 31, 2010
THE TOP 40 SCHOOLS [AFTER USNWR'S TOP 40]
1. University of San Diego (13.85)
2. Florida State University (13.30)
3. University of Richmond (9.56)
4. University of Missouri - Columbia (8.82)
5. Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago-Kent) (8.71)
6. University of Nevada - Las Vegas (8.54)
Case Western Reserve University (8.51)
8. University of Cincinnati (8.15)
9. Brooklyn Law School (8.00)
10. Pepperdine University (7.45)
11. Roger Williams University (6.76)
University of Florida (6.73)
13. Hofstra University (6.56)
14. Arizona State University (6.44)
15. University of Pittsburgh (6.25)
16. Seattle University (6.10)
Temple University (6.06)
18. Seton Hall University (5.92)
19. University of Houston (5.84)
Loyola Law School - Los Angeles (5.82)
21. DePaul University (5.78)
Rutgers (State University of New Jersey) - Newark (5.78)
23. University of Tennessee (5.47)
University of Kentucky (5.42)
University of Miami (5.41)
26. Villanova University (5.19)
University of Louisville (5.14)
28. Rutgers (State University of New Jersey) - Camden (5.06)
29. Loyola University Chicago(4.97)
30. Capital University (4.61)
Indiana University - Indianapolis (4.56)
32. Pennsylvania State University (4.52)
33. Willamette University (4.35)
Wayne State University (4.33)
35. University of Connecticut (4.29)
36. Santa Clara University (4.14)
University of Oregon (4.13)
St. John’s University (4.13)
Michigan State University (4.11)
40. Marquette University (4.00)
It's nice to see that folks recognize how prolific our faculty's scholarship has been. Our faculty productivity is one of many reasons I love it here.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I would be terribly jealous of her if I didn't like her so very much. BRAVA!!!!!
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Rachel Anderson's post over at The Conglomerate on advice for newly hired beginning law professors....
I love the first day of classes. There's the adrenaline of preparing for class; the welcome sight of my colleagues coming back to school; and the sense of a fresh start for everyone.
Speaking of fresh starts (and no, not the one in the Bankruptcy Code), I was reading about Speaker Pelosi this morning and her comments about the Republicans stymieing health care. What tires me about all of Congress is this constant name-calling across party lines, which I find wholly unproductive.
There are two possibilities: (1) no matter to which party you belong, the other party is composed of demons; or (2) there are good and bad people in both parties. My guess is that the second possibility is more likely.
What Congress needs is a mental reset--a new semester of sorts. I don't see enough people in Congress saying, "Wait a minute! Maybe it's possible that people who are different from me politically have some good ideas--perhaps I should listen." And I certainly don't see anyone in Congress taking personal responsibility for the massive ill-will that exists now among its members.
This is where one of my favorite books comes in: Robert Kegan & Lisa Laskow Lahey, How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work: Seven Languages for Transformation (Jossey-Bass 2002).
That book forces people to see why they're afraid to change and how they've contributed to their own frustration. By presuming (correctly) that people complain only about that which matters to them, Kegan and Lahey give advice on how to deal with, e.g., long-term beliefs about others' reasons for behavior. It's a masterful book.
Grow up, Congress. We don't have time for your games any more. (And my contribution to the problem? Not voting out of office those folks who stick to the same-old, same-old behavior.) See? Kegan & Lahey's theory works!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Friday, January 08, 2010
Thursday, January 07, 2010
10. For students and postdocs: If you are paid a salary, you should do the work.
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12. For students visiting professors, even outside of office hours: If the professor is dining al desco, an activity typically done to save time on a busy day, don't ask, "Are you busy?" The answer is yes. Ask instead, "Do you have a few minutes to talk, or should I come back at a better time?"
As someone who almost always eats "al desco" (what a great phrase), I loved that last bit. Brava, Female Science Professor!