Category Archives: Teaching

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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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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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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