Category Archives: Professional development

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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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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Reflections on Retirement

– Janina M. Jolley 12/15/2018 This morning, I stood in front of my class to deliver the last lecture of my career. After 38 years of teaching, this was the long-anticipated moment when I would walk through the door to … 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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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 Dress Code

Dear Ms. Scholar, I am a new faculty member and started the year off wearing blue jeans, but now that I’m looking around at my colleagues, many of whom are wearing ties or dresses. I’m now questioning my dress code … Continue reading

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Finding My Why

– Paul Woodburne I liked Leah Chambers’ piece in HIH about ‘finding her why.’ I like teaching and always have. My parents knew from the time I was young that I would be a faculty professor. I enjoy the work, … Continue reading

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