Author Archives: Jeanne Slattery

Teaching in Germany and Poland: Challenging, but Rewarding!

– Miguel Olivas-Luján Of the many ways universities internationalize, teaching abroad might be one of the most surprisingly challenging, yet also most gratifying (though not necessarily in a monetary sense). In 2017-2018, during my sabbatical, I enjoyed working abroad on … Continue reading

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Advising: Start with the Why

– Joseph Croskey I was working with a student* who had no real idea what work he wanted to do, although he knew that he wanted to travel and enjoy a sense of freedom. He was meeting with me to … Continue reading

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Mixing It Up in the Classroom

– Jeanne M. Slattery Like you, I am already overextended: I’ve been making large revisions to one course, writing a second edition of one of my books, serving as secretary and a committee chair to my state association, writing/co-editing Hand … Continue reading

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Pell Grants and Our Graduates’ Success

– Randy Potter and Jeanne M. Slattery Recently, Third Way released a report on the financial outcomes of US institutions of higher education, specifically, they examine three measures of success: 1) college completion; 2) post-enrollment earnings; and 3) loan repayment. … Continue reading

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Dear Mentor

Dear Ms. Scholar, I am worried about the new faculty in my department and want them to be happy. I want them willing to stay here and be productive members of our department. Any suggestions? Dear Mentor, The university is … Continue reading

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A Special Moment

– Suzanne Boyden This speech was given at Clarion University’s Freshman Convocation, 2019. Good afternoon, everyone.  I’m happy to have this opportunity to welcome our new students, and to say a few things on behalf of the faculty.  I have … Continue reading

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Syllabi: A tool to build success

– Jeanne M. Slattery I spend a good part of my summer reflecting on last year and looking forward to next. I began editing my syllabi last semester during our course, more seriously edited them at the end of the … Continue reading

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