Monthly Archives: January 2015

General Education survey: What’s most important?

— Jeanne M. Slattery, Mark Mitchell, Randy Potter, Melissa K. Downes Recently, the Institutional and Student Learning Assessment Committee (ISLAC), reported the results of the General Education Disposition/Skills survey. Briefly, faculty respondents believe our students most need to improve their … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Welcome online students!

— Jeanne M. Slattery and Randall M. Potter Both of us are teaching new courses online in the near future, which has us thinking about how we’re going to approach them. One of us (JMS) is teaching Abnormal Psychology, a … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching, Technology | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Shaping syllabi

— Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery When people talk about syllabi, they often focus on attendance, texts, number of exams, etc. These are worthy goals, but we think our syllabi are also an opportunity to discuss professional behavior. … Continue reading

Posted in Teaching | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Dear Buried Alive

Dear Ms. Scholar, A project I’ve been working on has been cancelled and I’ve been given another course — more than I’ve ever taught. In the Spring I had 125 students. I emphasize critical thinking in my teaching, so every … Continue reading

Posted in Professional development, State of the university, Teaching | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment