29 Jan, 2023

Is the Assignment an Invitation to Plagiarize?

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Volume XLV, No. 2 | February 2, 2023 Is the Assignment an Invitation to Plagiarize? Imagine you're grading a stack of assignments through your online learning management system. Suddenly, you reach an assignment submission in which the text abruptly shifts from the familiar, conversational voice of your student to overly technical [...]

17 Jan, 2023

Collaborative Course Design: Best Practices From a Case Study of ENG 102

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Volume XLV, No. 1 | January 19, 2023 Collaborative Course Design: Best Practices From a Case Study of ENG 102 Collaborative Course Design (CCD) is an innovative process for curriculum development in higher education meant to ensure consistent instructional quality. My institution, Harford Community College (HCC), facilitates CCD for all sections [...]

1 Dec, 2022

What Jabari Taught Me: The Power of Engaging Students in Building an Equitable and Responsive Classroom Atmosphere

2023-01-09T10:42:00-06:00December 1st, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |1 Comment

Volume XLIV, No. 20 | December 1, 2022 What Jabari Taught Me: The Power of Engaging Students in Building an Equitable and Responsive Classroom Atmosphere On December 4, 1992, I went to a workshop called "Failing at Fairness" facilitated by Myra and David Sadker (Sadker, 1992). The Sadkers' work on gender [...]

31 Oct, 2022

Building Online Instructional Course Materials With Accessibility and Accommodation in Mind

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Volume XLIV, No. 18 | November 3, 2022 Building Online Instructional Course Materials With Accessibility and Accommodation in Mind Most instructors have at some point in their careers received a letter from their institution’s disability office about accommodating a student with a disability. The letter may state that the instructor needs [...]

17 Oct, 2022

Mindfulness Meditation as a New Best Practice

2022-10-19T14:51:00-05:00October 17th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 17 | October 20, 2022 Mindfulness Meditation as a New Best Practice In the Merriam-Webster dictionary, “reboot” is defined as “to shut down and restart.” For optimal functioning to occur, rebooting is important for humans and technology. As a meditation teacher and associate professor of education at a [...]

26 Sep, 2022

The Use of Crucial Conversations to Teach DEI in Today’s Classroom

2022-10-05T13:37:54-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 16 | October 6, 2022 The Use of Crucial Conversations to Teach DEI in Today’s Classroom As educators, one of the challenges we face is how to make historic content relevant for today’s students and the current crucial conversations they engage in. When Chief Justice Earl Warren read [...]

16 Sep, 2022

The Mental Health Crisis on College Campuses: What Every Educator, Staff Member, and Administrator Should Know

2022-09-21T14:57:31-05:00September 16th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 15 | September 22, 2022 The Mental Health Crisis on College Campuses: What Every Educator, Staff Member, and Administrator Should Know With the initial onset of psychological disorders occurring around 24 years of age on average, the mental health needs of students have always been a concern on [...]

2 Sep, 2022

On the Way to English Proficiency: Language Acquisition Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Practice

2022-09-15T17:45:00-05:00September 2nd, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 14 | September 8, 2022 On the Way to English Proficiency: Language Acquisition Through Culturally Relevant Pedagogical Practice Language acquisition necessitates active learning and student engagement. To emphasize this point, the learning theories on which language acquisition is anchored argue that learning a new language requires opportunities for [...]

19 Aug, 2022

Post-Covid Community College Online Instruction: Applying Lessons Learned

2022-08-24T14:31:17-05:00August 19th, 2022|Categories: Innovation Abstracts|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Volume XLIV, No. 13 | August 25, 2022 Post-Covid Community College Online Instruction: Applying Lessons Learned The term “unprecedented” has been overused in the last year and a half. What was unprecedented is now precedented. Students, faculty, staff, parents, and administrators experienced a major disruption in all education sectors, and this [...]