Monthly Archives: October 2014

Zombies, vampires, and ghosts―oh my!

― Jeanne M. Slattery (with Melissa K. Downes, ghostwriter) Right now, I am buried under exams and papers; however, Friday night Mark Mitchell and I stayed at Harvey Hall until 9:30pm with a bunch of vampires, witches, and wild animals. … Continue reading

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View from the back: Janina Jolley

― Jeanne M. Slattery Recently, my colleague, Mark Mitchell  asked me to review a project that he and Janina Jolley (both in Psychology) had been working on to help their students use flashcards more effectively. Truth be told, I have … Continue reading

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Engaging students using clickers

— Darla Ausel Looking for ways to engage your students, especially in large lecture classes? Consider using a student response system (“clickers”). The use of clickers in the classroom promotes active student engagement, encourages individual student participation, fosters discussion and collaboration … Continue reading

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The Joy of Learning: Back to School

— Melissa K. Downes I am an associate professor of English, and I’m currently getting a master’s degree in Library Science (MSLS). I already have a BA, an MA, and a PhD, each in a slightly different field. I once reminded … Continue reading

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Using tests to meet course goals

― Jeanne M. Slattery I am teaching a course that I haven’t taught in six years. While coming back to an old course sometimes feels like more work than developing a new one, it’s been useful to see this course … Continue reading

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