Reflections on some important issues
Some sketchy thoughts as I get ready for a meeting about accessibility in the classroom.
Alcohol at Grinnell (Essay #42)
Thoughts about recent policy changes on alcohol use, and the broader problems of alcohol use on campus.
Microaggressions and safe spaces (Essay #60)
On my own experiences with microaggressions and what I draw from those experiences.
Diversity in computer science (Essay #63)
Why I make diversifying the discipline one of my priorities
Because we value diversity in the discipline, we take a number of steps to recruit and support a wide range of students. This is my attempt to explain some of them.
Thinking the best of other people (Essay #55)
One of the best lessons I learned from Freda and Bill Rebelsky.
Dumb ways to address implicit bias (Essay #72)
Addressing implicit bias is essential. But there are smart ways to do so and not-so-smart ways to do so.
On faculty/staff relationships (Essay #74)
We should work together, but we’re too often at odds. A consideration of some obstacles and some ways we and the institution can help overcome those obstacles.
Shared governance (Essay #82)
Faculty, staff, administrators, and maybe even students working together to govern the College.
Shared governance, revisited (Musing #288)
Some followup discussions on shared governance.
Web Accessibility (Essay #92)
What you should pay attention to when building Web pages.
An updated version of a much earlier essay.
Borrowed, used, downloaded (Essay #211)
A consideration of comparative ethics.
Work-life balance (Essay #212)
Way too many thoughts on finding harmony between the personal and the professional.
Class notes and note takers (Essay #223)
Thoughts on one type of accommodation.
Complaints about captioning, take 1 (Essay #226)
What were we thinking?
The white elephant in the room (Essay #227)
Intent vs. impact (Musing #313)
Our words and how people interpret them.
Owning your privilege (Musing #316)
You know about your privilege, not others’.
Curmudgeonly fun (Musing #322)
Asking others to pay attention to Web accessibility and FERPA issues in Web hosting.
Complexity and simplicity (Musing #469)
Finding myself frustrated by reductionist approaches.
Shared governance (Musing #529)
Something Grinnell needs to work on.
Departmental initiatives to support diversity in CS (Musing #1062)
Many, but never enough