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22 Feb, 2017

Interdisciplinary Instruction: An Honors Program Requisite and Informing General Education Courses

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Volume XXXIX, No. 6 | February 23, 2017 Interdisciplinary Instruction: An Honors Program Requisite and Informing General Education Courses With the implementation of Common Core-guided curricula in 42 states, the incoming class of college students will be significantly different from students who enrolled as recently as three years ago. These incoming students expect, and [...]

15 Feb, 2017

Building Technology That Works for Teachers, Not the Other Way Around

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Volume XXXIX, No. 5 | February 16, 2017 Building Technology That Works for Teachers, Not the Other Way Around In the early 2000s, my job as an IT professional in higher education was to support the technology needs of the faculty, staff, and administrators on my campus. Time and again, I saw that the [...]

1 Feb, 2017

Navigating a Topsy-Turvy Classroom

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Volume XXXIX, No. 3 | February 2, 2017 Navigating a Topsy-Turvy Classroom “The only constant is change.” In fact, even that well-known saying was altered from the original: “Change is the only constant in life.” Either way, as educators, it’s safe to say we’re familiar with change. Often, the hardest adjustments—decisions made by campus [...]

2 Jan, 2017

Why and How to Globalize a Community College

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Why and How to Globalize a Community College Issue No. 6 • January 2017 In “Why and How to Globalize a Community College,” Nan McRaven, Principal, McRaven Consulting and Trustee, Austin Community College (TX), and Patricia Somers, Associate Professor, Higher Education, The University of Texas at Austin (TX), discuss the responsibility of community colleges to prepare students [...]

15 Jul, 2016

37 Million and Counting: Toward Innovative Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Credentialing

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37 Million and Counting: Toward Innovative Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Credentialing Issue No. 4 • July 2016 In “37 Million and Counting: Toward Innovative Approaches to Recruitment, Retention, and Credentialing,” Craig Follins, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for Special Projects, Alamo Colleges, presents an exploration, examination, and analysis of Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) and [...]

8 Apr, 2016

In Their Own Voices: Community College Students Address “Revolution”

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 11 | April 8, 2016 In Their Own Voices: Community College Students Address "Revolution" In our country there needs to be a revolution. This revolution must start with our thinking. We are a society of boastfulness, when very few of us really have anything to be boastful about. We hang [...]

25 Mar, 2016

Seven Years a Teacher: Five Lessons Learned as a Two-Year College Instructor

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 9 | March 25, 2016 Seven Years a Teacher: Five Lessons Learned as a Two-Year College Instructor Frederick Douglass is attributed with the following quote: “Without a struggle, there can be no progress.” With this quote in mind, I would like to introduce you to a story about progress achieved [...]

29 Jan, 2016

Just-In-Time for Success: Connecting Underprepared Students to College Resources

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Volume XXXVIII, No. 2 | January 29, 2016 Just-In-Time for Success: Connecting Underprepared Students to College Resources Community colleges invest heavily in resources to support underprepared students. Examples of these essential resources include: On-campus and online tutoring and writing labs Advising and counseling services Orientation and student success courses and workshops Vendor partnerships [...]

20 Nov, 2015

Unintentional Plagiarism: Who Should Bear the Burden?

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Volume XXXVII, No. 28 | November 20, 2015 Unintentional Plagiarism: Who Should Bear the Burden? Many of the plagiarism policies that colleges and universities instruct their faculty to give to students during the first week of classes are often written in a negative context. The overall language and tone is explicitly condemning [...]

13 Nov, 2015

We Teach Much More Than Our Disciplines

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Volume XXXVII, No. 27 | November 13, 2015 We Teach Much More Than Our Disciplines More than two decades ago, a teaching and learning colleague of mine passed along a lasting nugget of wisdom. On that particular day, we shared some of the daily struggles and challenges our students faced. While we both [...]