Virtual Field Trips—What I’m Taking Forward

Daniel J. Sherman is the Luce-Funded Professor of Environmental Policy and Decision Making and Director of the Sound Policy Institute at the University of Puget Sound. He studies the roles individuals and groups play in environmental politics, policy, and sustainability. In addition to his undergraduate text, Environmental Science and Sustainability, Sherman published Not Here, Not …

Continue reading Virtual Field Trips—What I’m Taking Forward

A Proactive Response to the Industry-wide Paper Shortage

An ongoing paper shortage and other supply-chain disruptions are affecting the publishing industry as a whole. We asked Jane Searle, Norton’s head of production for college texts, and Ann Shin, editorial director, about the shortage and the steps Norton is taking in response. Ann Shin Image Credit: Justine Knight Photography First, can you tell us a …

Continue reading A Proactive Response to the Industry-wide Paper Shortage

Personal and Professional Reading: Making Time for What We Love Most

Jim Burke, an English teacher at Middle College at the College of San Mateo, has been teaching for more than twenty-five years, and has written more than twenty-five books about teaching and literacy. He has received numerous awards, including the Exemplary Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the Distinguished Service …

Continue reading Personal and Professional Reading: Making Time for What We Love Most

Feeling Out of Balance? Tips for Fostering Better Work-Life Balance for College Faculty

Leslie Ramos-Salazar, author of It's Interpersonal: An Introduction to Relational Communication, teaches courses in interpersonal communication, business communication, health communication, and public speaking at West Texas A&M University. Leslie Ramos SalazarImage Credit: Rik Anderson, University Photographer, Texas A&M University As faculty members, we take on a variety of roles and tasks. We work to prepare …

Continue reading Feeling Out of Balance? Tips for Fostering Better Work-Life Balance for College Faculty

A Weekly Poem: Strengthening Your Students’ Attention

Jim Burke, an English teacher at Middle College at the College of San Mateo, has been teaching for more than twenty-five years, and has written more than twenty-five books about teaching and literacy. He has received numerous awards, including the Exemplary Leadership Award from the National Council of Teachers of English and the Distinguished Service Award …

Continue reading A Weekly Poem: Strengthening Your Students’ Attention

Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing

Adam R. Pope is the current interim director of Composition at the University of Arkansas, where he also directs the Graduate Certificate in Technical Writing and Public Rhetorics.  Adam PopeImage Credit: Adam Pope As a technical writer who also happens to currently be the director of Composition at an institution serving over 6,000 students annually in the …

Continue reading Am I Ever Going to Use This Stuff? Transfer and College Writing

Why Change When Change Is Hard?

Jen Vojtko Rubí is an assistant professor and educator at the University of Cincinnati and coordinates the intensive, basic language program there, assisting over 25 instructors who are primarily teaching assistants and adjuncts.   I arrived at Cincinnati in the fall of 2017 as a coordinator of the Basic Spanish Program, and I spent that year observing how the program works and getting to know …

Continue reading Why Change When Change Is Hard?

Data Literacy Reimagined

Deborah Stone is a renowned scholar who has taught at Brandeis, MIT, and other universities around the world. Her award-winning book Policy Paradox has captivated readers through three decades, four editions, and six translations—but who’s counting? Her new book, Counting: How We Use Numbers to Decide What Matters, is now available in paperback from Liveright and can be adopted …

Continue reading Data Literacy Reimagined

Teaching after COVID: Finding New Energy with Technology

Claudia Sánchez-Gutiérrez is the coordinator of the first-year Spanish program at University of California, Davis.  The first-year Spanish program at UC Davis is composed of three consecutive courses because we are on the quarter system: Spanish 1, 2, and 3. Each quarter, 23 sections of those courses are offered, almost all taught by graduate teaching assistants, most of whom have never taught on their …

Continue reading Teaching after COVID: Finding New Energy with Technology

Teaching Interplanetary Distances Using a Human Solar System

Dr. Michael Dunham is an assistant professor in the physics department at SUNY Fredonia. He holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in astronomy from the University of Texas at Austin, and a B.S. in physics and astronomy from the University of Rochester. In this post, he shares how he shows students the size and scale …

Continue reading Teaching Interplanetary Distances Using a Human Solar System