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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