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Leveling the playing field: Purposeful learning, purposeful teaching, and purposeful advising

— Jeanne M. Slattery and Joseph Croskey Joseph was meeting with an advisee recently who was struggling with having to take General Education courses, but particularly frustrated about some assignments that she had to do for her classes. He shared … Continue reading

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Why I Should Teach Freshmen…At Least Occasionally

— Jeanne M. Slattery I’m teaching an inquiry seminar to freshmen this year. This is only the second time in more than 30 years where all of my students have been freshmen. Let me tell you, it’s been a learning … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Expectations: A Man Used to Mario Kart Teaches About Video Games

— Paul Woodburne I earned my doctorate before universities heavily emphasized accreditation and assessment. I was taught in the old chalk-and-talk style. This style works well for conveying a lot of information quickly and efficiently. I, the expert, lecture. The … Continue reading

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Be Patient, But Take Risks

(This was the Freshman Convocation speech at Clarion University in August 2015.) — Suzie Boyden Good evening everyone,¬†and welcome to our freshmen. It is my honor tonight to represent my esteemed faculty colleagues in providing a few words of wisdom, … Continue reading

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