September 15, 2014 No comments exist

Huston John Gibson, PhD Assistant Professor Department of Landscape Architecture/Regional & Community Planning Kansas State University I teach a course about how and why cities are important. It introduces students from a variety of disciplines to major urban areas in the world, how and why they developed, what makes them unique, and what it might…

September 1, 2014 No comments exist

Mick Charney Associate Professor, Architecture Kansas State University David Whitt Professor, Communication Nebraska Wesleyan University Music. We listen to it as we work, play, exercise, and dine. Our own preferences say something about who we are, when we came of age, and many times can surprise those who don’t know us well. As Henry Wadsworth…

August 15, 2014 1 comment

Sal Meyers Director of Faculty Development, Professor of Psychology, Simpson College Brian C. Smith Division Chair, Professor of Psychology, Division of Social Science, Graceland University The first day of class sets the tone for the entire semester. We recently found that both students’ and instructors’ satisfaction with the first day of class increased with how much time…

July 15, 2014 No comments exist

Amy Gross Contributing Writer In 1987 Arthur W. Chickering and Zelda F. Gamson published a manuscript summarizing what they believed the research told us about teaching and learning, suggesting that these key principles could guide improvement in undergraduate education. The 7 Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate Education has served as a cornerstone for much…