INDEX 301
Dean must control and monitor,
120
Dean’s control of, 120
leave of absence, paid, 120
lecture
portability of, 34
preparing, 8
with chalk, 33
with overhead projector, 33
with PowerPoint, 33
lecture is dead, 60
legal issues, 72
Leno, Jay, 23
lesson plan, 31
letter
of recommendation, 144
writing, declining to do so, 144
writing, dodging the task, 144
letter of recommendation
avoiding specificity, 146
binary comparisons in, 147, 148
damning with faint praise, 146
discussing specific papers in, 147
effect of negative opinion, 150
English ability of candidate, 152
expressing an opinion in, 146
for a Ph.D. student, 151
for a student, 150
for an M.A. student, 151
form of, 145
formulating, 145
precision in, 147
qualities of the candidate, 147
responsibility of writer, 149
scholarly work of the candidate,
147
speaking ability of candidate, 149
style of, 150
tailor to school, 148
teaching ability of candidate, 149
teaching qualities of the candidate,
147
Web form for student, 144
Letterman, David, 23
letters
outside, 70
letters of recommendation
from leaders in the field, 256
librarian, 194
library, 222
in math building, 222
lifetime Associate Professors, 264
long, slow slide into the grave, 252
Long-Range Planning Committee, 190
long-term planning, 236
MAA, 49
MacArthur Prize, 134
MacDraw, 161
MacPaint, 161
managing editor, 155
of a journal, 155
of a journal as interface, 155
mandatory retirement age, 229
manuscript typists, 35
math department
administrative aspects, 165
as friendly place, 11
isolation of, 198
math education
in the American system, 164
in the European system, 164
math lab, 31
math librarian, 222
math major
designing, 205
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