Tag Archives: general education

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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10 Myths That Damage a University. Part 2: Is College Worth It?

– Jeanne M. Slattery and Melissa K. Downes Melissa often has her composition students write their final papers on issues related to higher education. Many of her students choose the topic “Is College Worth It?” and many of those students … Continue reading

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Run Away From Home to See the World (More Clearly)

– Jeanne M. Slattery I’m reading – and enjoying – Sandra Cisneros’s (2015) A House of My Own. Cisneros describes her travels around the world and the ways that her writing has been affected by the places she’s lived. At … 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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General Education survey: What’s most important?

— Jeanne M. Slattery, Mark Mitchell, Randy Potter, Melissa K. Downes Recently, the Institutional and Student Learning Assessment Committee (ISLAC), reported the results of the General Education Disposition/Skills survey. Briefly, faculty respondents believe our students most need to improve their … Continue reading

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What Did You Learn?

—Jeanne M. Slattery Earlier this semester, my Senior Seminar students and I were reading about what they should be learning in college and considering how their educations matched these ideals. More recently, I asked them to consider what they have … Continue reading

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