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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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Intentional Risks

— Melissa K. Downes I don’t think of myself as a risk-taker. However, all our recent Hand in Hand discussions of risk-taking and pedagogy resonate powerfully for me. Over the last few years, I’ve been purposely seeking new teaching challenges … Continue reading

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Looking Back and Moving Forward: 537 Clarion

— Leah Chambers and Rich Lane This spring marks the fourth semester since the opening of the 537 Clarion: Community Learning Workshop, which provides drop-in homework help, tutoring, and educational programs to residents of Clarion and surrounding communities. And as … Continue reading

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Dear Feeling Hopeless

Dear Ms. Scholar, I was hoping to go up for promotion soon, but since discovering that only one person was promoted across all ranks this year, I’m reconsidering my options. What do you think? — Feeling Hopeless Dear Feeling Hopeless, We … Continue reading

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Why college? Why a college like Clarion?

—Jeanne M. Slattery and Carie Forden Amber was a first-generation, nontraditional college student who started off at our smaller branch campus in Oil City. I (CF) was her academic advisor, and I spent our first meeting assuring her that “everything … Continue reading

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