Teaching and Learning Conference 2016

LaGrange College hosts an annual, internal teaching-focused conference entitled “Teaching and Learning Conference 20xx” and that conference is given a nickname.  On May 18th, we hosted TLC2016.  This year, the planners included Prof. Rebekah Ralph, May McInnis, Dr. Christi Hu,

MAA Southeastern Section Spring 2016 Meeting

Over the weekend of March 24th – 26th, I was at the MAA Southeastern Section Spring 2016 Meeting in Birmingham, AL at the beautiful University of Alabama at Birmingham campus. Project NExT-SE On the afternoon of 3/24 and the morning of 3/25, Project NExT-SE

The Moral Ambiguity of In-Seat Course Evaluations

It’s that time of year, again.  In college classrooms everywhere, professors are passing out course evaluations or trucking their students to computer labs.  While many schools have gone to course evals separated from the class times, quite a few have

Improved Perspective on Online Instruction

In a recent conversation with a colleague about why online instruction has value, we hit upon one prominent reason that online learning has been received negatively:  perspective.  Many of us, myself included, have sometimes held imperfect perspectives on instruction, in general. For

Perl in MATLAB

When I updated a local MATLAB install to 2016a, I ran into the same problem with Math::Random.  In this post, I wrote about how I fixed MATLAB for use of a local Perl install. (I found it, again, when searching

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