Bringing a Deeper Engagement with Race to the Study of American Politics

Megan Ming Francis is the G. Alan and Barbara Delsman Associate Professor of Political Science and an associate professor of law, societies, and justice at the University of Washington. During the 2021–22 academic year, she is also a Senior Democracy Fellow at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and a Racial Justice Fellow …

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Best Practices for Teaching and Improving Success Rates in Developmental English Writing Courses

John Hansen received a BA in English from the University of Iowa and an MA in English literature from Oklahoma State University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Summerset Review, One Sentence Poems, The Dillydoun Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, Eunoia Review, Litro Magazine, Wild Roof Journal, The Banyan Review, Drunk Monkeys, and elsewhere. He has presented on a variety of topics …

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Seeing the Big Picture of Climate Emergency on Earth Day

De-nin D. Lee is an Associate Professor of Art History in the department of visual & media arts at Emerson College in Boston. She is a co-author of Thames & Hudson’s art history survey text, The History of Art: A Global View, and the forthcoming Asian art history text, The History of Asian Art: A Global View. …

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Show Your Work: Using Reading Annotations to Activate Students’ Engagement, Curiosity and Growth in First-Year Writing

Amara Hand is an instructor of first-year writing and a writing center consultant for historically Black universities. She received her B.A. in English from Norfolk State University and her master’s in rhetoric and writing from Monmouth University. Amara began teaching as an adjunct at her undergraduate alma mater in 2016 and became qualified for online …

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Four Essential Criteria for an Effective Online Course

In 2012, Michael Bell joined Norton, where he established and now leads the Customer Success Department. His team is responsible for implementation and course design support for our products, including building content into LMSs like Blackboard, Canvas, and D2L. He is certified by the Online Learning Consortium in online course design. Michael BellImage Credit: Michael …

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Lessons Learned in a Pandemic—Supporting Students Who Are in Distress while You’re Teaching Remotely

Colleges across the nation have put a significant amount of effort into helping students be more resilient. This effort, as well as need, has only grown since COVID-19 struck. How can faculty support their students’ well-being and resilience while teaching remotely?  Dina Radeljas is an associate professor of sociology at Mohawk Valley Community College, in …

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Open Science Is Science Technology

Elliot T. Berkman is professor of psychology at the University of Oregon. His Social and Affective Neuroscience Lab researches the motivational and cognitive factors that contribute to success and failure of real-world goals, as well as the neural systems that support goal pursuit. He actively communicates the societal impact of psychological research on Psychology Today’s …

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Setting Up First-Generation Students for Success

Dr. Michael Ramirez is a professor of sociology at Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi. He teaches courses on gender, work, aging and the life course, and film. Dr. Michael RamirezImage Credit: Wikimedia Commons As I’ve observed my students over the years, I’ve often thought of the privilege masked as cultural knowledge—what my sociologist colleagues would call …

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Teaching (and Learning) When We’re Tired

Susan Barber teaches AP® English Literature at Midtown High School in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves as the College Board Advisor for AP® Literature and on the NCTE Secondary Steering Committee. She, however, is most proud of the work she does on a daily basis in E216 and never tires of the beauty and chaos of …

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Gathering Many Voices: Our Inclusive-Canon Approach to the Introductory Music Textbook

Kristine Forney (emerita, California State University, Long Beach) and Andrew Dell'Antonio (The University of Texas at Austin) are coauthors of The Enjoyment of Music and have taught courses in music appreciation, history, and theory. Here they describe the process of expanding the repertoire and canon in the newest edition of The Enjoyment of Music. Andrew …

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