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Re-Evaluation after Academic Failure

In this post, I re-evaluate my experiences with academic failure. Last week, I offered my thoughts on the importance of reflection, and how I've used reflection as a tool to help me rebound from academic failure. Like the previous posts, I'll center re-evaluation in the experiences of manuscript rejection, struggles...

Reflection on Rebounding from Academic Failure

In the first post of this series, I shared I that I was previously denied tenure. That experience brought on a lot of reflection. But, that's not the only experience with academic failure that's spurred reflection. I'll start with a failure that nearly every academic experiences: publication rejection. Here's why...

Rebounding from Academic Failure

This post is the first in a series about dealing with failure as an academic.  As I write this post, I am beginning my twelfth year as a full-time faculty member. I love being a professor, but the journey thus far has not been free of potholes and detours. I previously...

Inquiry and the Assessment Cycle

This post represents an update of a previous post I shared on LinkedIn in November 2015. I’m revisiting this topic on assessment on drbrianbourke.com. This topic reflects my overall approach and perspective on curiosity. By engaging curiosity collectively in organizations, we can make organizational commitments to using inquiry for continuous...

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