After the Election: When Teaching First-Year Writing Became Political

Regan Postma-Montaño, Assistant Professor of English and Spanish. May 7, 2018 Contact at: postmamontano@hope.edu Hands shot up around the room and questions burst out: “Is there a website that tells you if information is reliable?” “How can I check for bias?” “What is the difference between paraphrasing and summarizing?” “When… Read More

Diversity in the Heartland

By Ric Sheffield, Professor of Legal Studies and Sociology, Kenyon College Contact at: sheffier@kenyon.edu “Diversity” is a term that is widely used in the academy despite the fact that it has a variety of definitions and usages, most of which are directly linked to somewhat loosely-framed goals of particular institutions.… Read More

Interteaching: A Review

Claudia Thompson, Department of Psychology, The College of Wooster. May 1, 2018 Contact at crt@wooster.edu Synopsis This review provides information about an active learning approach called Interteaching. Several sections present (1) an explanation of interteaching, its origins, and its components; (2) what the empirical research, in both the laboratory and… Read More

Visualizing “Wicked Problems” by Using DebateGraph and Dialogue Mapping (Katy Crossley-Frolick, Denison University)

Katy Crossley-Frolick, Department of Political Science, Denison University [For the full report contact: frolickk@denison.edu] The term “wicked problems” was first introduced into the scholarly lexicon by Rittel and Webber (1973), professors of urban planning and design at the University of California, Berkeley. It refers to the relationship between social problems… Read More