March 19, 2002

Plagiarism again

I discovered two cases of plagiarism over the last few days. I feel rotten for the betrayal of ideals and the time I had to spend tracking it down instead of reading other students' work. I'd like to spend a minimal amount of time on this and not let it get to me, but my spouse tells me every case of plagiarism will always affect me like this.

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March 12, 2002

Working Break

"Spring break" is a misnomer. I have a pile of papers to read, and students often have work of their own. Plus there are many projects that are just itching to be scratched—uh, demanding work. I read a few papers this morning and will head into work shortly to get the new work computer in order (assuming it's an easy task; it should be, as the tech gurus here got it up and running, essentially, last Friday. I just need to do some software installation and data transfer and then I'm back home again.

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March 6, 2002

Efficient telecommuting

A new home computer, with updated software for critical tasks, should mean I can do more at home and do less commuting on non-teaching days. Well, we'll see.

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