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The Sticky Campus

Getting students to engage at a commuter school is particularly challenging. Students are too easily tempted to park, go to class and drive back home. How do you make a campus sticky? Give me some ideas.

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Students Tweeting in the Back Row Driving You Crazy?

Students tweeting in the back row driving you crazy? Some faculty members are suggesting we flip this by recognizing mobile devices as an educational tool that can enrich rather than distract the class. A few colleagues sent an article¹ to me … Continue reading

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A Tablet in Hand

If you give a faculty member a tablet, all of her students a tablet and surround the class with the infrastructure needed to support this technology, what do you think will happen to the teaching and learning environment? Improve? Decline? Other?

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How to put the best foot forward!

In two weeks, we will have a few thousand new students starting Crafton Hills College. Most of them will be stepping on to a college campus for the first time in their lives. They need your good advice. What should … Continue reading

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Most Memorable Scene

Was there a moment you knew you belonged in college? A specific moment you engaged? Describe it.

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Roadrunner Down

FADE IN. EXTERIOR. CRAFTON HILLS COLLEGE QUAD. DAY. A student stands overwhelmed, not sure where the “Classroom Building” is. Other students walk past briskly. Class starts in 10 minutes. Her anxiety rises. She needs help right now. What do you … Continue reading

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Freak Week Next Week!

Locate parking. Add classes. Buy books. Calendar exams. See friends. Rise early. Pay fees. Study late. Stand in line. Read syllabi. Find classes. Meet professors. Take notes. Start readings . . . Repeat all week. Any advice for someone who … Continue reading

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The Cost and the Value of Education

Julia Lawrence’s recent article in Education News (“Americans Opinion of Higher Ed System at Record Lows”) suggests we have lost some traction with the public. Concerns over the cost of education have been a longstanding concern (rightfully so) but recently, … Continue reading

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Closing the Gap

Rebell’s recent article in Education Week (Rebell, Michael A. “Racial Equity 50 Years After King’s Speech.”) talks about progress with regard to the “achievement gap” in higher ed. He points out that students of color made some strong academic progress immediately after … Continue reading

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