Author Archives: Jeanne Slattery

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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Get It Wrong

(This was the Freshman Convocation speech at Clarion University in August 2018.) – Leah Chambers When I was asked to provide some words of wisdom at today’s convocation ceremony, I had no idea what I was going to say—nor what … Continue reading

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A New Beginning

– Ray Feroz Without a good relationship, our effect upon one another is nonexistent or destructive. –William Glasser One of the things I love about working in academics is that we have a regular time-limited season (semester) and when it … Continue reading

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What I Learned This Semester…

– Jeanne M. Slattery My favorite classes and students are those that make me think and learn. One of my favorite times this semester was with a student who is not a psychology major. Christian Schill is in the honors … Continue reading

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I love my job, I hate my job, I love my job. I …

– Marilouise Michel The classroom feeds me. Well of course not literally. I guess my teaching in the classroom facilitates the paycheck that feeds me. But I’m sure I’m not the only one who, once I get in the classroom, … Continue reading

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Dear C is a Failing Grade

Dear Ms. Scholar, I recently saw the statistics on the numbers of As given in college classes nationwide. When more than 45% of students receive As, should we even give Ds and Fs? Perhaps C is a failing grade. Should … Continue reading

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Distance Education? A Correspondence Course?

– Paul Woodburne An event of potentially earthshaking importance occurred recently. This event was the “Western Governors Title IV” ruling (U.S. Department of Education, Office of Inspector General [USDOE-OIP], 2017). Essentially, this online university has to pay back over $700 … Continue reading

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