Monthly Archives: July 2014

Tech Corner: Course banners

― Jeanne M. Slattery I’ve been prepping Abnormal Psychology, which I haven’t taught in about six years, and am preparing to post materials online for my students.  I was working on several options for course banners (Figure 1), which I … Continue reading

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National Council on Teacher Quality rankings: An outsider’s view

― Jeanne M. Slattery Clarion’s teacher training programs were recently ranked by the National Council on Teacher Quality (NCTQ) in the bottom half of all schools evaluated. As an outsider to teacher training programs, I’ve been struggling to identify what … Continue reading

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Finding meaning

― Jeanne M. Slattery I am trying to post here once per week but, in addition to classes, I also have meetings, advising, letters to write, fires to put out, and lots and lots of grading. Last week I had … Continue reading

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Watch those faces

― Jeanne M. Slattery I keep coming back to thinking about what makes good teaching and learning. I recently saw Play-in-a-Day: six short plays that were written, rehearsed, and performed in less than 24 hours. This is the 13th year … Continue reading

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The stars are still there, even when the sun is out

― Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery One thing about university faculty: we can be blind. And stupid. Sandra Trejos (Economics) was recently named Outstanding Latina Faculty Member in Higher Education: Service Teaching in Higher Education by the American … Continue reading

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Making connections

— Jeanne M. Slattery I was recently at a presentation by Phil Terman (English) and Jamie Wyatt, a graduate of the English program here at Clarion and now finishing her MFA at Chatham University. Susan Prezzano (Anthropology) and Suzie Boyden … Continue reading

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Why college? Why a college like Clarion?

—Jeanne M. Slattery and Carie Forden Amber was a first-generation, nontraditional college student who started off at our smaller branch campus in Oil City. I (CF) was her academic advisor, and I spent our first meeting assuring her that “everything … Continue reading

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