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February Book Giveaway

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do by Claude Steele Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial more»

Jolly Ole Blake

January. Resolutions. New Beginnings. Another year where I’m going to do great things: write multiple chapters for my dissertation, impress all my students, publish an article or two, grade everything on time, win all the awards, take the job market by storm. Except that’s pretty much exactly what I thought last year. And the year more»

how learning works

January Book Giveaway

How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose, Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett, and Marie K. Norman Any conversation about effective teaching must begin with a consideration of how students learn. However, instructors may find a gap between resources that focus on the technical research on learning and those that provide practical classroom more»

George Kuh will be the conference keynote speaker.

The staff in First Year Experience would like to encourage faculty to attend the Focusing on the First Year 2016 Conference, February 16, 2016. The annual conference brings together faculty and staff from across campus to share best practices for working with and supporting the success of first-year students. The conference will feature Dr. George more»

Roger Anderson

Teaching international students coming from diverse academic traditions, I felt it was important to inform my students about SEIs.  I presume that the opportunity to critique the course, the material, and the instructor, is not universally available, and so I was concerned that students would either not complete them, not take it seriously, or offer more»