There is something to be said for good, interesting, well-written prose. Most of us probably wish that we saw more of that on a daily basis. Good writing is a skill that takes time and practice to master and people have long lamented that this technology or that technology is going to ruin students and their writing capabilities. Remember when texting . . .
Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching: A Guide for Faculty
An education professor, a Scottish lecturer, and a provost walk into a bar…
Okay, okay, it wasn’t a bar. It was a publishing house. And I guess I don’t know for certain they actually walked. They wrote a book.
No, scratch that, they wrote THE book on student-faculty partnerships.
Student-faculty partnerships are collaborations in the classroom . . .
Frequently Identified Learning Outcomes
Check out this graph showing most frequently identified learning outcomes among institutions surveyed for the report. Fifteen outcomes are shown, ranging from a high of 90% for Written Communication down to a low of 29% for Digital Literacy.
Source: Finley, A. & McConnell, K. D. (2022). On the same page?: Adiministrator and faculty . . .
A Reflection on Tulsa 1921: Reporting a Massacre
Written by Saheli Nath, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Management —
This book is a fascinating work highlighting the contradictions between history and memory. In this book, Krehbiel describes the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and discusses the antecedents and consequences of the tragic event that left somewhere around ~300 African Americans dead (estimates . . .
Creating “Unpracticed Conversations Assignments” for Our Courses
by Laura Dumin, Ph.D., English —
I am hoping to teach George Takei’s “They Calles Us Enemy” this spring. It’s a graphic novel about the Japanese internment camps in America. My hope is that by looking at this moment in time we might begin to discuss what it meant to look Asian/be Asian at that time. I’d like to talk about what it . . .
Non-Binary Lives Book Reflection Reveals Challenges
by Vanessa Bentley, Ph.D., Humanities and Philosophy —
I attended two out of three sessions for the Non-Binary Lives reading group led by Ed Cunliff in Spring 2021. I joined the reading group for professional and personal reasons. Professionally, as a gender studies scholar, I’m interested in inclusionary and intersectional accounts of gender, . . .
Reflecting on “practice retrieval” by a business faculty member
by Anonymous Business faculty —
Something I am just now realizing, and appreciating, is that many of the speakers and books we are exposed to through 21CPI are saying the same things but in different words and examples, and methods. They are beginning to ‘transform’ me, so to speak, as they are incorporated into how I think about designing . . .
Identifying and Managing Unconscious Bias reflection
M. Suzanne Clinton, DBA, SPHR, UCO College of Business —
Overview and Reflection
On April 28, 2020, from 1-2:30, I attended “Identifying and Managing Unconscious Bias” with Lt. Wayland Cubit. Since I teach Principles of Management and Organization Behavior, I was quite familiar with the terms Lt. Cubit used, their definitions, and their . . .
Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
Written by Trevor Cox, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Adult Education and Safety Sciences –
Last year at the UCO Transformative Learning Conference, the keynote speaker, Bryan Dewsbury, mentioned multiple times that Stephen Brookfield’s book: Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher . . .
Using Web Literacy Skills to Expose Fake News
Written by Mark R. McCoy, Ed.D., Professor, Forensic Science Institute —
I was recently asked to lead a book discussion group on the open access e-book “Web Literacy . . .