Monthly Archives: August 2016

Designing for Engagement: Our Students

– Melissa K. Downes As I have been reading this summer, it’s important to design courses building from who our students are and what they know, as well as what we want them to know. Zull (2002), for example, argues, … Continue reading

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Why is the Partners Retreat so important for Clarion?

– Miguel R. Olivas-Luján During the eleven years that I have been working at Clarion University, the Partners retreat has been one of the events that has helped me “reconnect with my inner instructor.” For a day or two, some of … Continue reading

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Syllabus by Design: Writing With the Student in Mind

– Ellen Foster Teachers of writing emphasize the importance of audience to their students. But do we teachers pay enough attention to audience when we’re writing our syllabi? Our syllabi, of course, have multiple audiences: our students, our peer evaluators, … Continue reading

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