June 20, 2014 mevins.consulting No comments exist

Having just returned from the 2014 Lilly International Conference on College and University Teaching in Bethesda, I took a bit of time to reflect on some of the inspiring keynote addresses at this most recent conference and at those I attended in the past. Even though I’ve been learning about learning and teaching for more…

May 16, 2014 mevins.consulting No comments exist

Roger McHaney Professor, Department of Management University Distinguished Teaching Scholar Kansas State University Teaching is the process of encouraging our students to become engaged, lifelong learners. Whew, that sounds like a statement from the first paragraph in an academic’s teaching philosophy statement. And, in fact, it is! So from a practical perspective, how does a…

May 2, 2014 mevins.consulting 4 comments

Amy Gross, Ph.D. Contributing Author One of the complaints that I seem to hear in one form or another on most college and university campuses is that many students are not ready to handle college level work when they first enter our classrooms. I struggle with these conversations as a professional working in higher education,…

April 16, 2014 mevins.consulting No comments exist

Mick Charney Associate Professor, Architecture Kansas State University London’s British Tours, Ltd. owns the domain name www.stonehedge.com. As they explain on their webpage, they’ve come to realize that many customers misspell “Stonehenge” more than any other British tourist site. They can only surmise it’s because “henge” is so thoroughly British in its quirkiness that most…

March 26, 2014 mevins.consulting 1 comment

Blog Post by Guest Contributor: Amy Gross, Ph.D. What is metacognition? Flavell (1976) described it as the ability to think about one’s own thinking; being aware of one’s self as problem solver; monitoring, planning, and controlling one’s mental processing; and accurately judging the level of one’s own learning. At a Lilly Conference on College and…

March 1, 2014 mevins.consulting No comments exist

To advance just about any discipline, we follow a scholarly approach. We study what has been done, look for opportunities to use empirical work completed by others, and then make adjustments according to current demands. This “system” seems to work in essentially every discipline within higher education. As teaching professionals, we need to apply these…