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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