Chart showing percentage break-outs for whether advising is mandatory at small 2-yr colleges, mid-large 2-yr colleges, small public 4-yr colleges, mid-large 4-yr publics, small 4-yr privates, & mid-large 4-yr privates plus the combined totals, which show 60% saying yes, 26% showing yes for some, 15% showing no.

Mandatory Advising Across College Types

Is advising mandatory for undergraduate students?  Chart showing percentage break-outs for whether advising is mandatory at small 2-year colleges, mid-large 2-year colleges, small public 4-year colleges, mid-large 4-year public institutions, small 4-yr private institutions, and mid-large 4-yr private institutions, plus the combined totals. Results show 60% saying yes, 26% showing yes for some, and 15% […]

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Lessons from Geese

On my return walk from the Nigh University Center one morning, I passed a small gathering of geese. Clearly they were taking a break from flight. Some were lying on the ground, heads turned into their own feathered bodies.  Some were beginning to lift their heads and extend their necks in an effort to discern […]

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Week 1 – Lessons in Leadership 2016 – President Don Betz

During President Betz’s comments he discussed a number of important topics that included mentoring, effective communication, persistence, adapting and becoming a “a college of one” while you are at UCO. What intentional acts and decisions will you make to become a college of one?  

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Dr. Jody Horn

A review of Teaching and Learning: STEM a Practical Guide by Richard M. Felder and Rebecca Brent (2016, Jossey-Bass)

STEM Student: “I really hate working on homework in groups—why can’t I work by myself?” Professor:  “I get that you’re unhappy and I’m sorry about it, but I’ve got to be honest with you—my job here is not to make you happy but to prepare you for your career. Here’s what’s not going to happen […]

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Dr. Jeff King

Transformative Learning: Peripheral or Fundamental in Higher Ed Theory?

Kandlbinder and Peseta (2009) asked faculty and administrators for postgraduate certification courses in higher education teaching and learning what they consider to be the key concepts practitioners need to know about teaching well in college. In other words, if you want to earn a postgraduate certificate in higher education teaching and learning, what is the […]

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Dr. Nesreen Alsbou, UCO

10 Active Learning Techniques in Engineering

by Dr. Nesreen Alsbou Transformative learning has the potential to transform the educational process by providing the educators with the tools to raise student’s interest in the material and make the teaching process more effective. A traditional class with homework, exams and an instructor spending all the lecture time lecturing and students taking notes and […]

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Bar chart showing % of college students and % of adults who say students should be able to bar reporters from campus protests. 19% of male students, and 18% of U.S. adults say yes; 37% of female students, and 23% of U.S. adult females say yes; 24% of white students say yes, and 14% of white U.S. adults say yes; 32% of black students say yes, and 40% of black U.S. adults say yes.

Barring Reporters from Campus Protests

Bar chart showing % of college students and % of adults who say students should be able to bar reporters from campus protests. 19% of male students, and 18% of U.S. adults say yes; 37% of female students, and 23% of U.S. adult females say yes; 24% of white students say yes, and 14% of […]

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CODI Saturday Schedule

  Parents are welcome to attend all events on Saturday Round 4 Starts at 9AM 11- Pizza We will announce the teams in finals as soon as we have the results. We want the final round to start at 1145. Immediately after finals we will have a brief awards ceremony. If everything runs on time […]

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CODI Thursday Schedule

Thursday Schedule 9- Lecture- Kritiks (Chris Loghry) (LAR 232) 1130- Lunch 1 Labs 430 Dinner 6 Labs

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CODI Wednesday Schedule

Wednesday Schedule 9- Lecture- Counterplans (Matt Moore) 1130- Lunch 1- Advanced Lab- Lab Time, Beginning and Intermediate Lab Demo Debate LAR 232 430 Dinner 6 Labs  

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