Recommended Site: ProfHacker – Tips and Advice for College Faculty
Faculty members and those intending to be faculty members should check out ProfHacker, a group blog that provides tips, strategies, and advice for being productive and effective college and university instructors. The site features three new posts each weekday on such topics as using Zotero to manage one’s bibliography, how to make the most of attending a conference, developing policies for late student assignments, and lunch recipes involving sweet potatoes. Those interested in using technology in their scholarship and teaching will find the site particularly useful.
ProfHacker also has a Vanderbilt connection! Vanderbilt PhD alum Heather Whitney, now teaching physics at Cumberland University, has contributed two posts to the site as a guest author, one on using a program to sync one’s home and office computers and one on community-supported agriculture.