Category Archives: Teaching

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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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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Adulting 101

– Jeanne M. Slattery When I write a syllabus, I usually identify course goals such as critical thinking, application of theory, oral and written communication skills, career development, and information literacy. I don’t say that I want to prepare my … Continue reading

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Dear Bully in the Classroom

Dear Ms. Scholar, How do you deal with difficult, confrontational students who blame you for everything and get angry when you (very politely, and in the most tactful manner) give them negative feedback on their work? I have such a … Continue reading

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