March 2020 Workshop on Integrating Low/to No-Cost Course Materials for Student Success

When: March 5, 2020 at 10:00 am – noon

Where: UC San Diego Engaged Teaching Hub

What: Research shows that students do better in their courses when course materials are immediately accessible and not cost prohibitive. There is evidence suggesting that faculty (and students) are not satisfied with assigned textbooks and other curricular resources.
Find out what your options are for locating, adapting, and developing course materials that work for you, your students, and your future students while contributing your discipline or subject area.

With: UC San Diego Library Scholarly Communication and the UC San Diego Teaching + Learning Commons, Engaged Teaching Hub

How: Register: Questions: scholcom[at]ucsd[dot]edu

Joint Classroom by Derek Bruf on flickr

Happy Peer Review Week Sept. 10-15, 2018

#diversity in Peer Review

It doth appear, you are a worthy judge

 – Scholars spend 68,500,000 hours/year performing peer review. The US federal minimum wage is $7.25/hour. Scholars deserve more than that, but take it as a starting point. That’s a gift to publishers of at least $496,625,000/year in free labor. + a few qualifications Suber posted here

Peer reviewers unmasked: largest global survey reveals trends

Scientists in emerging economies respond fastest to peer review invitations, but are invited least.