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 You mean "​[[http://​abracadabra.mit.edu/​|ABRACADABRA]]"​ (A Broadband or Resonant Approach to Cosmic Axion Detection with an Amplifying B-field Ring Apparatus)? ​ Or "​[[http://​dmtpc.mit.edu/​DarkLight/​|DarkLight]]"​ (Detecting A Resonance Kinematically with Leptons Incident on a Gaseous Hydrogen Target)? ​ Or the infamous "​[[https://​arxiv.org/​abs/​1712.07124|P...B...S...]]"​ (Polynomial... Basis... for... Substructure...,​ see footnote 10), which would likely best the competition at [[https://​www.cfa.harvard.edu/​~gpetitpas/​Links/​Astroacro.html|DOOFAAS]]? ​ I write down a sentence describing the idea, take the first letters of (most) of the words, and watch my collaborators cringe. You mean "​[[http://​abracadabra.mit.edu/​|ABRACADABRA]]"​ (A Broadband or Resonant Approach to Cosmic Axion Detection with an Amplifying B-field Ring Apparatus)? ​ Or "​[[http://​dmtpc.mit.edu/​DarkLight/​|DarkLight]]"​ (Detecting A Resonance Kinematically with Leptons Incident on a Gaseous Hydrogen Target)? ​ Or the infamous "​[[https://​arxiv.org/​abs/​1712.07124|P...B...S...]]"​ (Polynomial... Basis... for... Substructure...,​ see footnote 10), which would likely best the competition at [[https://​www.cfa.harvard.edu/​~gpetitpas/​Links/​Astroacro.html|DOOFAAS]]? ​ I write down a sentence describing the idea, take the first letters of (most) of the words, and watch my collaborators cringe.
  
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 +====== Teaching Questions ======
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 +==== Have you ever let your students down? ====
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 +During the covid pandemic in Spring 2020, we faced difficult decisions about how to assess student understanding of the material in [[http://​stellar.mit.edu/​S/​course/​8/​sp20/​8.044/​|8.044 (Statistical Mechanics)]]. ​ One student asked whether the final assignment grade could be dropped if their problem set grades were higher. ​ In response, I posted the following message to [[https://​piazza.com/​|Piazza]]:​
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 +> We have developed the following [[https://​www.youtube.com/​watch?​v=dQw4w9WgXcQ|official policy]] about whether it might be possible to give up the final assignment grade.
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 +At the end of the semester, some students got together to make their opinions known:
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 +> W​e have collaborated on the following [[https://​youtu.be/​CcV5M7IMLt0|official evaluation]] ​of 8.044 this semester.
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 +I appreciated their candor in telling us just how they'​re feeling and making us understand. ​ Certainly, a learning experience for everyone. ​ Thank goodness we were on [[https://​facultygovernance.mit.edu/​rules-and-regulations#​2-64|emergency pass/no record grading]].
  
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