Monthly Archives: February 2016

An Economist’s Approach to Dealing with Students Wanting Extensions

— Paul Woodburne Most of us have had students ask us for extra time to complete an assignment. I have given this quite a bit of thought over the years. Part of me wants to adopt the 1950s or 1960s … Continue reading

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The Paradoxes of Being Transparent

– Melissa K. Downes Even as a novice teacher, I had few problems with being taken seriously by my students, with being heard and seen, or (on most days) with students following through on what I asked of them. Moving to … Continue reading

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Book-writing project

— Jeanne M. Slattery While she was here, Marité Haynes had our students doing service projects in Haiti, South Africa, and Clarion. Her retirement would leave a huge hole in our department, so she strongly urged me to find an … Continue reading

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Advising is like birdwatching

— Joseph Croskey I don’t feed the birds because they need me; I feed the birds because I need them. – Kathi Hutton I think that watching birds is a delightful experience. Similarly, I genuinely enjoy advising students, providing them … Continue reading

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