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Pell Grants and Our Graduates’ Success

– Randy Potter and Jeanne M. Slattery Recently, Third Way released a report on the financial outcomes of US institutions of higher education, specifically, they examine three measures of success: 1) college completion; 2) post-enrollment earnings; and 3) loan repayment. … Continue reading

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Syllabi: A tool to build success

– Jeanne M. Slattery I spend a good part of my summer reflecting on last year and looking forward to next. I began editing my syllabi last semester during our course, more seriously edited them at the end of the … Continue reading

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Race in the Classroom

– Jeanne M. Slattery When I first started teaching in the 1980s, I was well-intentioned and, per discussions on campus, had begun addressing race in my classes. Doing so, it was argued, should help address issues of retention and graduation. … Continue reading

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What I Learned This Semester…

– Jeanne M. Slattery My favorite classes and students are those that make me think and learn. One of my favorite times this semester was with a student who is not a psychology major. Christian Schill is in the honors … Continue reading

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Why Pennsylvania Should Invest in Its Public Universities

 – Melissa K. Downes and Jeanne M. Slattery It’s April again, and we’re paying our taxes. We suspect that no one really likes paying taxes (though we have no hard evidence for this). No one says, “I’ve just done an … Continue reading

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Post-election: Reaching Across the Table

–  Jeanne M. Slattery, Ellen Foster, and Melissa K. Downes We value exploring ideas in the classroom. We value effective communication. We value making room for a variety of perspectives. Given these things, last fall’s election was personally challenging, but … Continue reading

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Teaching in a Trump World

– Jeanne M. Slattery and Melissa K. Downes We try to keep clearly-partisan politics out of this page – and sometimes don’t succeed. Whether we like it or not, however, politics is intertwined with almost everything else: influencing whether we … Continue reading

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