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A colleague who works with international students told me the following story. There was a student from China whose practice during class was to sit and listen, and not take notes.  One of his professors noticed this, and was puzzled by it.  Finally, one day in the middle of class the professor asked this student […]


If the enthusiasm from our recent book group is any indication, you won’t want to miss Monday’s visit by James Lang, author of Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty. Lang uses concerns about cheating as a way to analyze course and assignment design, and focus on innovative ways to increase student motivation for learning. He […]


March 2014 Book Giveaway

This month’s selection is a favorite of OSU’s Writing Across the Curriculum and UCAT staff. Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom, by John C. Bean. Bean is Professor of English at Seattle University. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and the coauthor of […] 2.0

In the final installment of our series on the implications of student financial wellness for teaching, we hear from five instructors who are responding to student financial situations and concerns in the classroom as well as in broader programmatic efforts. They seek to directly empower students by facilitating conversations around students’ concerns, helping students make […]

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In the second installment of our series on teaching and student financial concerns, we hear from three instructors whose understandings of student financial realities and the challenge of balancing school with outside obligations help inform their course designs and content. These instructors recognize that access to an OSU education is an ongoing process, and that […]