INDEX 307
74
working, 11
working as an academic, 11
spouses
cooperation between, 11
staff, 208
background checks on, 209
congeniality, 210
getting along with, 209
job description for, 209
respecting, 209
rudeness to, 209
supporting, 209
training, 210
startup funds, 191
Steele Prizes, 133
Steenrod, Norman, 88
striking a balance in life, 267
student complaints
fielding, 206
students
bad-mouthing, 21
being friends with, 20
different from you and me, 63
empowering of, 262
not getting along with, 62
showing discretion with, 71
superstar
hiring of, 75
syllabus, 31
sharing, 32
talk
be organized for, 106
conclusion of, 110
electronic slides for, 107
how to give, 105
know your audience for, 105
know your subject matter for, 105
not too technical, 109
physical attributes of room for,
106
practice for, 106
punctuate with milestones, 106
running overtime in, 109
technology for, 108
Web sites with examples, 107
task force to help with outside review,
238
task management, 248
teacher
easy-going, 9
teacher preparation, 266
teaching, 10, 255
answer student questions, 18
art and practice of, 16
as a measure of the math depart-
ment, 21
as an interactive activity, 63
as an older faculty member, 261
as morality play, 23
as our main product, 17
assessment of, 25
assignments, 206, 214
assignments, as punishment, 214
assignments, as rewards, 214
assistant, 8
assistants, management of, 31
being an ally for the students, 20
brainstorming with peers, 17
by foreigners, 24
clowing around, 17
colleges and universities take se-
riously, 17
cooperatively, 31
creating a homework assignment,
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