Month: March 2016

March 25, 2016 mevins.consulting No comments exist

For all their learning, most students (and faculty members) fail to think about the learning process. In our roles as academic advisors and classroom instructors, we have the opportunity to promote good study habits and tips for success with students. Along with content of the course, we can help students to be successful by teaching them to think about the process of learning. Deborah Brown (West Chester University) provides a succinct guide listing habits we can encourage students to cultivate that promote success and well being.

March 10, 2016 mevins.consulting No comments exist

Mid way through a semester is the perfect time to look critically at your current syllabus and make notes about what changes you might make for next time you teach the course. Ponder briefly your lesson plans, grading schemes, guideposts for determining how to handle issues equitably, and overall tone and appearance. How can one develop a syllabus that balances institutional mandates, represents faculty preferences, and all the while invites to students to become excited about the course? This blog by Keisha Paxton (CSU Dominguez Hills) and Emily Daniell Magruder (CSU Office of the Chancellor) offers a guide to help you think about a few nuances of constructing your syllabus.