# 2020 12 01 tweets

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This week on Leading Generously: Values. Your thoughts, stories, experiences, and concerns are most welcome. https://kfitz.info/lg6-values/

RT @FranoisLachanc2: Time to ponder -- "potential to transform our assessment practices from sterile moments of bean-counting that pull us…

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RT @lesliekwchan: Best $5 you will ever spent! Support open infrastructure! https://twitter.com/humcommons/status/1333938937342078979 Huge congratulations, @hjoseph, and SO well-deserved! https://twitter.com/NISOInfo/status/1334171700120924166 RT @achdotorg: ✍️ ACH has begun the membership renewal process for 2021. If you’re a member, you should have received an email from us yest… RT @humcommons: Thank you! Our fundraiser is 50% funded. Our sustainability model relies primarily on buy-in from participating organizatio… It’s a sign of how busy this fall has been that I’ve failed to mention this, but Generous Thinking is coming out in paperback next month! https://jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/generous-thinking Replying to @FranoisLachanc2 Aw, thanks! And what a great thought. If the sandwich is worth eating, it’s definitely because of everyone who helped: commenters, collaborators, and an amazing team at @JHUPress! Replying to @paigecmorgan Oh, Paige, I am so sorry. God, some people are the worst. Replying to @paigecmorgan Made this for Thanksgiving, and loved it. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/1012845-risotto-with-winter-squash-and-collard-greens?action=click&module=RecipeBox&pgType=recipebox-page&region=all&rank=0 Replying to @paigecmorgan Beware: the prep time is a lie. $$Unless a peeled and cubed winter squash is just one of those things you always have on hand\.$$ This week in Leading Generously: Trust. Your thoughts are most earnestly invited! https://kfitz.info/lg7-trust/ Replying to @wynkenhimself, @melkatrey and @doingitwrong I am completely loving it — it really is the best PDF reader I’ve had. Replying to @samplereality I also find myself uncertain which Google account I am signed in with. If only there were a way to tell. Looks more like relief than triumph from here. https://twitter.com/Jess_asli/status/1335717251366985728 Replying to @NEHchair Thanks for working GT in! I know exactly what you mean about that panel. I hope the talk goes well! Replying to @terrainsvagues, @MellonFdn and @TriangleSCI Huge congratulations on this, Nicky, to you and the whole @HuMetricsHSS team! RT @EthanWatrall: super duper congrats to @cplong, @jasonrhody, and colleagues on the publication of their article "The transformative powe… RT @jasonrhody: "The current mechanisms by which scholars and their work are evaluated across higher education are unsustainable and increa… Just feeling like today is a reasonable day for me to emerge from retirement and note that this? This is some SERIOUS bullshit. Replying to @miriamkp This is my long term goal. Except with an even closer tie between the doing of the thing and the reporting on the doing of the thing. Got a ways to go, as they say, but it’s in view. Replying to @annehelen I would also mention the tarantula that my sister in the outskirts of Austin found in her garage. I told her to burn the house down and not look back. Replying to @annehelen It’s not okay to be in a place with swamp bugs and desert bugs. Like hurricanes and earthquakes. One or the other. $$Or preferably none of the above\.$$ Replying to @kfitz Ahhhh okay. I was pretty far back in my timeline, but I’m caught up now. Replying to @plragde Yup. I’m delighted that my work is included in this amazing project! @HuMetricsHSS https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-020-00647-z https://twitter.com/cplong/status/1337797933987672065 Replying to @hels DMing my address. RT @YAppelbaum: 1. It speaks volumes about shifts in social status that a title borrowed by physicians to clothe a then-somewhat-suspect pr… RT @YAppelbaum: 2. And if you can’t understand why an Ed.D. teaching in higher ed might employ the title “Dr.,” you’ve likely never read th… RT @CALMSU: Dean @cplong and the @HuMetricsHSS team recently published an article on their value-enacted research that looks to “reshape th… This week in Leading Generously: developing processes of assessment that support growth development rather than focusing on discipline. https://kfitz.info/lg8-support/ Replying to @triproftri Good question, K! Scale is everything. We can start by enacting formative review processes at the work-group level $$office/program/department$$, conducting deep conversations and mentoring toward the future. + Replying to @triproftri The trick is that those processes need to be trusted at the next level up. So if the dean is similarly conducting formative review processes with the chairs and administrators who report to them, they’ll have key info to understand the results of the unit reviews. + Replying to @triproftri Similarly, faculty need to learn how to conduct such formative reviews of one another, at the unit level, at the college level, and at the university level. We all need to do a much better job of thinking about what those we’re reviewing need in order to succeed. Ooh, my favorite Christmas present so far: Generous Thinking in paperback! Replying to @kfitz Huge thanks to my friends at @JHUPress — it’s just what I wanted, and exactly my size! RT @humcommons: It's Thursday! We're almost through the week! We want to know what you're working on. What's exciting in your world? What g… A thread on the joys and difficulties of cultivating open communities. ❤️ to all doing this work. https://twitter.com/kaythaney/status/1339908212926148609 RT @kmapesy: Today's final project presentation day in Intro #DigitalHumanities and I'm so proud of our students this semester. @tophkat an… RT @kmapesy: @tophkat Which is impressive since this semester has been challenging for everyone as we know. In addition to pandemic and ele… RT @kmapesy: In the end, I think we did. The students leave the course w/portfolio-worthy projects they had ownership over. They've been ex… RT @humcommons: We'd love to hear about your favorite groups on the Commons. Where do you hang out? https://hcommons.org/groups/ https://t.co/hD… This week in Leading Generously I'm focused on the role of narrative in the ways we assess our work and how we might focus in on what stories can tell us. https://kfitz.info/lg9-stories/ RT @humcommons: As we approach the end of the year we're still trying to reach 100% on our crowdfunding campaign. If you're looking to make… I have officially hit the age where people send me food for Christmas. Replying to @kfitz Or maybe that’s just my family. I’m not mad about it. Replying to @CapitolClio It is. I’m super excited about it! Replying to @zoepster Thank you so much for this, Zoe! I really appreciate knowing that the book is having an impact out there. Happy holidays! RT @humcommons: We've raised about half of our goal to$5000, could you help us get to 100%? US contributions are tax deductible. We're exc…

This week in Leading Generously, I'm pondering what real solidarity might look like on campus. https://kfitz.info/lg10-solidarity/

RT @actualham: “One faculty, one union.” New from ⁦@kfitz⁩ https://kfitz.info/lg10-solidarity/

That seems exactly the right question, Beronda, and that truth and reconciliation process is what we most need. I’m imagining a Lessons from Plants version: the soil we grow in can’t be improved until the pollution that’s killing us is uncovered and removed.

It just hit me last week that the problems I’ve been having with my lower back are not being caused by my too-soft mattress, but by my too-tight hip flexors. Started paying attention to them and began improving almost immediately.

Bodies are weird.

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A careful accounting of where we are — and are not — at the end of 2020. May we join Beronda in developing the “collective commitment” to real solidarity, and real change, in 2021. https://twitter.com/BerondaM/status/1344354989234393088

It’s always dangerous for me when @electricarchaeo writes about his notetaking strategies. I’m now checking out http://obsidian.md too, and so far love it. A couple of features that are key for me: https://twitter.com/electricarchaeo/status/1344400453321117696

1. The combination of internal note navigation and external flat file storage. So many note-taking apps that have fab internal nav structures keep the notes themselves hidden in some $$often proprietary$$ library.

2. Folding! This is far less important for notetaking per se than it is for writing: being able to collapse a long doc and focus in only on one section is crucial to my thought processes.

Now to migrate a bajillion notes.

The other thing that @electricarchaeo gets at in this post, though, is the importance of having a solid notetaking strategy, which is something I’ve only ever partially developed. https://twitter.com/electricarchaeo/status/1344400453321117696

Many years ago, I settled on a means of taking notes on the texts I read that more or less involved transcribing key passages into markdown files, one file per text.

This method produces a series of problems: first, the notes often don’t take me beyond what the original text said to my own thinking. And second, my reading process makes a LOT of passages “key,” but it’s not always clear to what.

So what I have is hundreds of markdown files, each of which sort of abridges something I read, but none of which really let me put that reading to use.

It’s so much to manage…

Thanks for the warning. I’m starting by exporting existing notes into folders/markdown files, and then tinkering from there.

What I really need is a tool that will take one long markdown file with a lot of notes in it and burst it into many individual notes. Preferably with the smarts to pick out the key concept in each and name it accordingly.

DUDE.

This is pretty amazing. Huge thanks, again! $$I’ll keep you posted if I make any strategy breakthroughs\.$$

Sigh. Right there with you. ✊🏻

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That Zotero plugin is the one called Citations, right? I’ve gotten it installed and have it connected to my Zotero library output, but can’t get it to create new notes or insert citekeys. 🤔

The toggle is on and the .json is in the vault. ctrl-shift-O brings up the list of sources and will let me create a new note with one. ctrl-shift-I does nothing. And I can’t figure out how to use the variables described in the preferences. I’ll get there!

Ah, got it…

Aha! I was apparently looking at old documentation. The current README on GitHub says ctrl+shift+E, not I. Makes a difference!

Sending all my love to those of you who reached out to help get all of us through 2020. And sending enormous gratitude to the wonderful folks I work with, whose silence for the last week-plus makes clear both their own exhaustion, and their respect for everyone else’s exhaustion.