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Practical Strategies for Taking Notes - Person takes notes by hand, with an open book, coffee cup, and laptop on the table
August 20, 2019

Practical Strategies for Taking Notes

Whether we do it on an app, in a planner, or with good old-fashioned pen and paper, taking notes is a task many of us in and around academia do nearly every day. Jotting down… Continue Reading

Fostering Intellectual Community at Your Academic Workplace - Group of women colleagues laughing and talking at a table, two are high-fiving each other
August 19, 2019

Fostering Intellectual Community at Your Academic Workplace

Academic workplaces naturally provide strong intellectual communities, right? Not so much. Many of us find that the intellectual (not to mention the community) gets lost in the sea of departmental politics, service obligations, and the… Continue Reading

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August 6, 2019

Jumpstarting an Interdisciplinary Oral History Project

Interdisciplinary oral history provides a rich methodology for research. What’s more, people have been conducting oral histories—both in and outside of the academy—since long before it became a field of study with research protocols. Prior… Continue Reading

Writing a Student-Centered Syllabus that Saves You Time - Books and a tablet on a classroom desk
July 22, 2019

Writing a Student-Centered Syllabus that Saves You Time

The trend toward student-centered learning is pedagogically sound, but it can also be incredibly time consuming for instructors. It takes time to consider the needs of individual students, plan activities that facilitate their independent work,… Continue Reading

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July 16, 2019

Dismantle Magazine Interviews IoF Founder Cathy Hannabach

The fabulous Elise Chatelain and Sara Bernstein over at Dismantle Magazine just published an interview with Ideas on Fire founder Cathy Hannabach! From Academic Editing to Imagining Otherwise, Meet Cathy Hannabach Elise and Cathy chat… Continue Reading

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July 15, 2019

Meet the New IoF Team Members!

As you might have heard, we've been recruiting editors and indexers recently here at Ideas on Fire. We're excited to welcome new folks to the team and introduce them to you! Shazia Iftkhar Shazia Iftkhar… Continue Reading

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