2004-2005 Essays

Download All Kate Brinko, Appalachian State University Transitions: What’s Love Got to Do With It? This essay addresses strategies for managing the transition of new faculty into the academy in order to avoid disenchantment and leaving the academy before tenure. Peter Frederick, Wabash College The Power of Student Stories: Connections that Enhance Learning Telling and…

2003-2004 Essays

Download All Milton Cox, Miami University Achieving Teaching and Learning Excellence through Faculty Learning Communities The impressive learning outcomes of student learning communities can be replicated for faculty learning communities (FLCs). This essay describes FLCs and ways they enhance faculty and student learning. Devorah Lieberman, Portland State University Leading Culturally Sensitive Classroom Discussions Post September…

2002-2003 Essays

Download All Milton Cox, Miami University Achieving Teaching and Learning Excellence through Faculty Learning Communities The impressive learning outcomes of student learning communities can be replicated for faculty learning communities (FLCs). This essay describes FLCs and ways they enhance faculty and student learning. Devorah Lieberman, Portland State University Leading Culturally Sensitive Classroom Discussions Post September…

2001-2002 Essays

Download All Edmund Hansen, Emporia State University From Cognitive Dissonance to Self-Motivated Learning Motivation is a multi-level change process we need to help students embrace. It often starts with experiences of cognitive dissonance and culminates in the definition of one’s learning purpose. Pat Hutchings, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Reflections on the Scholarship…

2000-2001 Essays

Download All 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…

1999-2000 Essays

Download All Graham Gibbs, Open University, United Kingdom Changing Student Behavior Outside of Class Shifting focus from teaching to Learning includes shifting attention from in-class to out-of-class learning activity. This essay offers strategies for understanding and controlling students’ outside learning activity. Steven M. Richardson, Winona State University Living up to Expectations “Poor preparation” is often…

1998-1999 Essays

Download All William K. Jackson, The University of Georgia Are we going to Cyberspace, or is this just another trip to Abilene? Potential risks and rewards of internet use in higher education. Lee Warren, Harvard University Class in the Classroom Class as diversity issue in higher education. Karen J. Thoms, St. Cloud State University Critical Thinking…

1997-1998 Essays

Download All Virginia S. Lee, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Relating Student Experience to Courses and the Curriculum This essay offers a rationale for incorporating students’ personal experience into the curriculum and techniques for doing so to facilitate both cognitive and affective curricular objectives. Ronald Teeples and Harvey Wichman, Claremont McKenna College The Critical Match…

1996-1997 Essays

Download All Edward Neal, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Leading the Seminar: Graduate and Undergraduate. This essay provides a framework for planning and leading effective seminars and addresses the differences between graduate and undergraduate seminar instruction. G. Roger Sell, University of Northern Iowa Challenges in Using Technology for the Improvement of Undergraduate Education. We may…

1995-1996 Essays

Ed Neal, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Active Learning Beyond the Classroom. Our goal should be to devise out-of-class assignments that promote collaboration and active involvement in learning so that students can find their academic work at least as interesting as late-night bull sessions in the dorms. David J. Walsh & Mary Jo Maffei,…