Author Archives: Jeanne Slattery

What Teaching and Professional Triathlon Have in Common

– Kim Schwabenbauer I never wanted to become a teacher.  I saw my mother put in long hours during weeknight evenings and weekends during the semester, preparing her lectures and grading assignments.  I often asked her why it was worth … Continue reading

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Jenga

– Jeanne M. Slattery I walked into my Introduction to Counseling class last semester and, after doing announcements about upcoming assignments, set up a game of Jenga. I didn’t introduce it, didn’t say what we were doing or why. I … Continue reading

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Dear Evaluated Online

Dear Ms. Scholar, I am thinking about going up for promotion in the near future, but a significant part of my teaching load is online, where students do not regularly complete student evaluations. I only received six responses from one … Continue reading

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Dorothy Moments

– Renae Shawgo “There is no living thing that is not afraid when it faces danger. The true courage is in facing danger when you are afraid, and that kind of courage you have in plenty.” – The Wonderful Wizard … Continue reading

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“Regular and Substantive” Interactions in Online Courses

– Jeanne M. Slattery In 2017, the Department of Education ruled that Western Governors University had to pay back over $700 million in federal student aid (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General [USDOE-OIP], 2017). A key issue in this … Continue reading

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Career Development Across the Curriculum

– Erin Lewis What did YOU want to be when you were growing up?  Thinking back to my own childhood, careers such as pediatrician, teacher, and, of course, rock star all crossed my mind.  Those perspectives changed slightly by the time … Continue reading

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Dear Grossly Unequal

Dear Ms. Scholar, Recently I read that my university’s 6-year graduation rate for Black students is 1/3 that of White students. Any thoughts on this? What should we do? Dear Grossly Unequal, Yes, our 6-year graduation rate for White students … Continue reading

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