Tag Archives: professional development

Dear Mentor

Dear Ms. Scholar, I am worried about the new faculty in my department and want them to be happy. I want them willing to stay here and be productive members of our department. Any suggestions? Dear Mentor, The university is … 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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Career Development Across the Curriculum

– Erin Lewis What did YOU want to be when you were growing up?  Thinking back to my own childhood, careers such as pediatrician, teacher, and, of course, rock star all crossed my mind.  Those perspectives changed slightly by the time … Continue reading

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I love my job, I hate my job, I love my job. I …

– Marilouise Michel The classroom feeds me. Well of course not literally. I guess my teaching in the classroom facilitates the paycheck that feeds me. But I’m sure I’m not the only one who, once I get in the classroom, … Continue reading

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What is a Leader?

– Jeanne M. Slattery As I write this, I am in Harrisburg. I am on the executive committee of my state organization, a group with almost 3000 members and a budget of more than $1m per year (when our foundation … Continue reading

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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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