A Pause to Plan

Over at Fumbling Towards Tenure, Dr. Becca writes that as a new professor, things can change very quickly, much like being the parent of a newborn. "There are major milestones, and there are days when everything seems to regress," she writes. "Most of the time, you look back and wonder how your child/lab ever used to take the form it did not even all that long ago."

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