My ideal workshop

My ideal workshop

I’ve been to many events called “workshops”. The name rarely fits, and looking back over the years, they generally don’t leave much of a mark. A couple of weeks ago I took part in a workshop that really deserved the name, and it was simply fantastic. It also had the...
A grading method from hell

A grading method from hell

Here’s a method for grading students’ work that seems ludicrous. But it’s essentially what we subject ourselves to as researchers all the time. Forget presidents’ salaries and predatory publishers; the most egregious waste in research...