2000-2001 Essays

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John B. Bennett, Quinnipiac College
Teaching with Hospitality
Fortunately, hospitality is practiced more than it is preached. A cardinal academic virtue, hospitality is essential in the classroom as well as in relationships with colleagues. This essay looks at why this is so.

Jeffrey Howard, University of Michigan
Academic Service-Learning: Myths, Challenges, and Recommendations
This essay reviews the essential elements of curriculum-based service-learning – meaningful community service, enhanced student learning, and preparation for democratic citizenship – as well as myths, challenges, and recommendations associated with this pedagogy.

Christine Stanley, Texas A & M University
Teaching in Action: Multicultural Education as the Highest Form of Understanding
To enhance the multicultural understanding of students, this essay offers conceptions and suggestions relating to course and curricular change. We can indeed all practice multicultural teaching!

Tom Angelo, DePaul University
Classroom Assessment and Classroom Research: Guidelines for Success
This essay defines and gives examples of Classroom Assessment and Classroom Research and provides guidelines for faculty based upon 15 years of research and practice.

Eddie Vela, California State University-Chico
The Emotional Classroom
Theories of cognition give little attention to the role of emotion. Nevertheless, affect is intimately involved in learning. As educators we must understand emotional aspects of the learning environment.

Janet Gail Donald, McGill University, and James Wilkinson, Harvard University
Exploring Student Expectations
What do professors need to know about students to empower them as learners? We explore the dimensions of understanding students in terms of their goals, roles and the way they spend their time.

Terry Doyle, Ferris State University
Integrating “Learning how to Learn” Strategies into your Content Teaching
Students often lack the strategies needed to effectively learn course content. Integrating the teaching of “learning how to learn” strategies into course content is the best way for students to be successful.

Barbara J. Millis, United States Air Force Academy
Cooperative Learning: May the Circle Be Unbroken
Fueled by new discoveries in cognitive development and the thrust toward active learning in general, cooperative learning in higher education is now widely accepted and widely practiced.

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