February 1, 2015 1 comment

Bonnie Farley-Lucas Southern Connecticut State University Nationwide, faculty are under increasing pressure to obtain external funding and grants to support research initiatives to build on the scholarly work of teaching, learning, curriculum, and faculty development projects. In addition to the labor of love, research, innovation, and technical writing involved in creating a grant proposal, complex…

January 15, 2015 1 comment

Keith Hohn, Ph.D. Professor Chemical Engineering Kansas State University Engineering educators are dedicated to providing their students with rigorous training in engineering fundamentals that will enable them to become capable practitioners. To do this, most engineering professors follow a similar script: first, introduce and derive the fundamental equations describing some physical phenomenon and, second, apply…

January 3, 2015 1 comment

Todd Zakrajsek, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill People make New Year’s Resolutions to address any number of areas in which improvement is desired (e.g., exercise more, spend more time with family, volunteer more, travel more). As a long-time faculty member I can honestly say that it did not occur to me for the…

December 15, 2014 No comments exist

Amy Gross, Ph.D. Guest Contributor We’ve all been there – either as a student or as a teacher. That class where we believe we are just not good at that despised subject or where we experience extreme performance anxiety. For me it was anything related to science – it is fascinating stuff, I just can’t…