Monthly Archives: January 2016

Dear Trigger Warning!

Dear Ms. Scholar, One of my students recently asked to opt out of an assigned reading, arguing that it would be “triggering” for her. I don’t want to do this, as I think this would be a bad precedent to … Continue reading

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Directing a Summer Study Abroad in France: Not a Free Vacation…

— Elisabeth M. Sauvage-Callaghan In the fall of 2013, I was asked by the Chair of the Department of French and Italian at the University of Pittsburgh if I would be willing to direct their Summer Study Abroad Program in … Continue reading

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Assessment: Truly clear and simple

– Jeanne M. Slattery More and more, faculty are being asked to demonstrate that they are providing a useful commodity to the public. Keeling and Hersh, for example, argue that “higher education is overpriced if it fails to deliver on … Continue reading

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