Academic Currency: How Tokens Took (Some) Anxiety Out of Late Work

Searching for a way to ease anxiety over late assignments while maintaining equity in the classroom during the COVID pandemic, Shelley Judge reworked her late policy to used “token,” a project that met with great success.

What Worked

We asked faculty from our member colleges to ponder the year-and-a-half – the “COVID long year” – gone by (and, in many senses, still under way). Here are some responses.


Vocabulary Develop-ment & Mini-Grammar Lessons

The premise of this module is that students can produce more intentional writing if faculty devote time and attention in class to the words, structures, and usage of their disciplines.


Teaching Writing to Multilingual International Students

A collaborative project (Allegheny, Wooster, DePauw) designed to provide faculty with new perspectives, tools, and guidance for working with multilingual students in writing classes.

Essay Structure & Thesis Develop-ment

The premise of this module is that all writers – especially multilingual writers – benefit from explicit instruction in the different types of writing that is expected at a college level.

 CTL Webinars

April16, 2020 GLCA-CTL Webinar on ways to transfer student-generated, active learning methods to an online format. Featuring Beth Benedix (DePauw) and two of her students, Jacob Correa and Emma Houston, who presented at the January 2020 annual meeting of the AAC&U.


Aimee Knupsky (Allegheny College), Soledad Caballero (Allegheny College), and Sarah L. Bunnell (Associate Director for the Center for Teaching & Learning, Amherst, formerly of Ohio Wesleyan) (April 22, 2019). Three faculty discuss their work with the GLCA’s Expanding Collaborations Initiative, a three-year (2015-18) Mellon-funded project designed to create and assess team-taught, interdisciplinary courses and explore the courses that were created in the process.

Conversation between Beth Benedix (DePauw University) and Steven Volk (Oberlin College) on their recently released book, The Post-Pandemic Liberal Arts College (Belt Publications). Recorded September 30, 2020.

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