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Getting It Right

– Jeanne M. Slattery I sat down at the end of last semester to evaluate how things went with my Senior Seminar course. I had a great experience with this course and for much of the semester thought that I … Continue reading

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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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The Paradoxes of Being Transparent

– Melissa K. Downes Even as a novice teacher, I had few problems with being taken seriously by my students, with being heard and seen, or (on most days) with students following through on what I asked of them. Moving to … Continue reading

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Book-writing project

— Jeanne M. Slattery While she was here, Marité Haynes had our students doing service projects in Haiti, South Africa, and Clarion. Her retirement would leave a huge hole in our department, so she strongly urged me to find an … Continue reading

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Assessment: Truly clear and simple

– Jeanne M. Slattery More and more, faculty are being asked to demonstrate that they are providing a useful commodity to the public. Keeling and Hersh, for example, argue that “higher education is overpriced if it fails to deliver on … Continue reading

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Matters of Mentoring / Mentoring Matters

— Jeanne M. Slattery One of my concerns about teaching online for the first time stems from my questioning of the assumption that the most important thing that happens in college is the transmission of content knowledge from professor to … Continue reading

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View From the Back: Marité Rodriguez Haynes

— Jeanne M. Slattery My colleague, Marité Rodriguez Haynes, is retiring this May. I couldn’t let her escape without observing what a great colleague she has been (the best), but more importantly, describing the interesting things that she has been doing … Continue reading

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