Author Archive for Buddy Broncho

2021 Collegium on College Teaching Practices

UCO’s annual Collegium on College Teaching Practices will be from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18, in the south wing of the College of Liberal Arts. This event represents the academic year kickoff for the Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching and Learning’s faculty enhancement activities. During the collegium, faculty present, attend breakout sessions and hear a keynote address as they explore, learn, share and […]

2021 New Faculty and Adjunct Orientation and Teaching-Learning Institute

The August 2021 New Faculty Orientation and the Teaching and Learning Institute will be on Wednesday, Aug. 11, from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm in the Center for Transformative Learning (CTL) Building, Rooms 117-118. This event will include ideas for the first day of classes, aligning student learning outcomes with assessments and course content, creating […]

A Transformative Look at Thinking — and at Teaching Students How to Think

Science writer Annie Murphy Paul’s new book, The Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain (2021), argues for expanding our view of how thinking occurs. She does not minimize what the brain does brilliantly in enabling us to ideate, find patterns, and so on, but she does point out the brain’s limitations — […]

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 unknown and widely […]

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, particularly from […]

At least half of employers view the skills of a liberal education as “very important” for college graduates

Scholars of Color, by Faculty Rank

Bar chart showing percentage breakout for People of Color compared to White People among faculty in U.S. higher education at each rank: Professor, Assoc. Prof., Assistant Prof., Instructor, Lecturer, No Academic Rank. People of Color held 36% of faculty positions at the Ass’t Prof level, but only 22% at Full Prof level. Data from fall […]

Book Clubs and Workshops, Spring 2021

Twenty-eight UCO faculty submitted applications for 21CPI events. All submissions include why the event leads to teaching effectiveness. Participants submit an artifact incorporating learning from the event, as well as write a critical reflection. This spring, facilitators originate from every UCO college (i.e., chemistry, curriculum and instruction, design, English, finance, history and geography, leadership, management, […]

Household Higher Ed Cancellation Plans Fall 2020 Semester

Chart showing break-out of households with one or more residents cancelling plans to attend fall semester 2020, with break-out categories by race, level of education (high school, some college, bachelor’s degree), income level, and whether the household had one or more residents using SNAP (food stamps), who are unemployed, or who are depending on only […]

Principles of Learning from New Faculty Orientation 2020

The following was presented at the virtual New Faculty Orientation at UCO for the Fall 2020 semester, by Dr. Jody Horn —  Brain-Based Principles of Learning: Malleable; Changed by Experience Connects New Information to Old Unique and Uniquely Organized Not Equal, because context and ability influence learning Other important concepts to consider for effective teaching: […]