More detail on local forms so you don't think I'm making them up. One is the local version of the purchase card request form (since I am not personally a card holder). The other is the description of the item, why it's needed, and why it's only available from a particular source. That last part (sole source) is optional for something like a cable that is available from multiple sources.
Well, I'm glad things are that easy in your world, I really am. Let me show you a bit more about mine. Checkout:
See the etc. in item 3(E), that's where my cable falls.
See the ITPR in section 4. That stands for Information Technology Procurement Request. That's the 14 page document I mentioned. The other 2 are local to my command. If some reforms would get us closer to what you describe I'd be much happier.
As a federal worker I can tell you that trying to buy something for government use is an extremely byzantine process. An example, if I need to buy a monitor cable, I have to fill out 3 forms (one of them is 14 pages), get four _independent_ approvals, quotes (yes... quotes for a monitor cable), and then follow the documents to make sure nothing gets messed-up along the way. I have to do this for _any_ piece of equipment that is in any way related to information technology. I don't want to describe the process for anything requiring a contract and I can't imagine the amount of work that went into writing the requirements document for a project involving 55 (55!) contracting agencies. The REAL PROBLEM here is the desperate need for contract and purchasing reform in the federal government.
Newell said "... 2 to 3
Consider a different explanation of the results. Adjuncts are contracted and likely need good student opinion forms to be re-contracted. That's a big incentive to make a class easy (hence the good grades) and fun (hence the desire for other classes from the same prof.), but not necessarily rigorous and worthwhile. It's really easy to make a class fun and simple and a total waste of time. Much more difficult (but not impossible) to make a class fun, worthwhile, and still simple. I'm speaking from experience as a prior adjunct and now a tenured professor.
I want a microscope like the one in the picture in the article that researcher is using to "... examine in the lab the molecule they designed
What you really want are the cartogram maps (area proportional to population rather than geographical size). Have a look at:
especially the last 4 on the page.
Retractable with the smallest tip I've found that isn't felt. I've tried many different pens in 16 years of doing physics and this one beat them all so far.
It is controller, is it not?
it should be the "i-don't-want-to-go- _on_ -the cart" dept.
following in his grandfathers vootshteps, vootshteps, vootshteps!
you might want to start with a guide like "How to Write & Publish A Scientific Paper" by Robert Day (ISBN-13: 978-1573561655).
Then search for the appropriate journal. One suggestion is: GPS Solutions (published by Springer),
Manuscript submission instructions and forms at: http://www.springer.com/journal/10291/submission
Hope it works out for you!
The whole point of science is that no belief is required. Science is a method, a process by which we hope to learn something about reality. Nobody has to resort to believing anything, just look at the data. People can and will sometimes disagree about the correct interpretation of the data, but that's very different from "believing". As stated several times above by others, the real problem here is people who know little about the scientific process being very loud about their uninformed opinions.