Monthly Archives: November 2016

Leveling the playing field: Purposeful learning, purposeful teaching, and purposeful advising

— Jeanne M. Slattery and Joseph Croskey Joseph was meeting with an advisee recently who was struggling with having to take General Education courses, but particularly frustrated about some assignments that she had to do for her classes. He shared … Continue reading

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Why We are Thankful – 2016

We talked to our friends and colleagues about what they are thankful for this season. There were both unique situations that people described and consistent themes. We’ll start, though, by letting them tell us what they see. – JMS and … Continue reading

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Conflict: It’s an Opportunity

– Jane Schuchert Walsh At 5:00am on October 19, 2016, PASSHE faculty went on strike. While faculty, students, and administration were familiar with the conflict between APSCUF and PASSHE, the escalation of the conflict into the form of a strike … Continue reading

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10 Myths That Damage a University. Part 2: Is College Worth It?

– Jeanne M. Slattery and Melissa K. Downes Melissa often has her composition students write their final papers on issues related to higher education. Many of her students choose the topic “Is College Worth It?” and many of those students … Continue reading

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