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Finding My Why

– Paul Woodburne I liked Leah Chambers’ piece in HIH about ‘finding her why.’ I like teaching and always have. My parents knew from the time I was young that I would be a faculty professor. I enjoy the work, … Continue reading

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Letters of Recommendation: Don’t Damn Them With Faint Praise

– Elisabeth Sauvage-Callaghan I have been thinking about letters of recommendation lately – and that’s because I have read a great number of them over the past week or so, while reviewing applications for a position here at Clarion University … Continue reading

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Why is the Partners Retreat so important for Clarion?

– Miguel R. Olivas-Luján During the eleven years that I have been working at Clarion University, the Partners retreat has been one of the events that has helped me “reconnect with my inner instructor.” For a day or two, some of … Continue reading

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Shaping syllabi

— Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery When people talk about syllabi, they often focus on attendance, texts, number of exams, etc. These are worthy goals, but we think our syllabi are also an opportunity to discuss professional behavior. … Continue reading

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The Joy of Learning: Back to School

— Melissa K. Downes I am an associate professor of English, and I’m currently getting a master’s degree in Library Science (MSLS). I already have a BA, an MA, and a PhD, each in a slightly different field. I once reminded … Continue reading

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