I'm writing to let you know that this will be the last biweekly TP eNewsletter posting in a series that began over 23 years ago in March of 1998. Today is my 80th birthday, and I think it is time for me to turn my attention to other endeavors. However, my interest in higher education is stronger than ever, I am still a part-time Stanford employee, and you can always reach me at my address below. TP began as an outgrowth of my 1997 book, Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering. The postings cover all areas of higher education and not just science and engineering,ujn and the eNewsletter has grown to over 65,000 subscribers at over 1,000 institutions in over 100 countries on all seven continents. Please note that the TP website will remain active and that you can search all 1,887 postings by number and key words by going to https://tomprof.stanford.edu
While some of you are relatively new to the eNewsletter, others have been with me from the early days when you were graduate students and postdocs. Many of you have told me that the postings have helped you as you moved through the various stages of your careers, and I am grateful and honored that this is the case.
I want to thank the many publishers, over 70 in all, who have allowed me to take excerpts of their materials for the postings. Hopefully, the resulting publicity redounded to their benefit as well.
As I do at this time every year, I want to thank Deborah Jessop, who works with Leddy Library at the University of Windsor and Elaine Hawley a retired college librarian (George Mason University) and graduate student mentor. Both took considerable time twice a week over several years to proofread each TP message before posting. While any mistakes that got through were mine, I can assure you that the quality of what you read was immeasurably improved through their efforts.
Finally, I want to thank my Stanford sponsor, the Center for Teaching and Learning https://ctl.stanford.edu and in particular past directors, Michele Marincovich and Mariatte Denman for their intellectual and financial support, particularly through trying budget times. Please do keep in touch.