GLCA Faculty Survey: Concerns, Strengths, and Directions for the Future

Gregory Wegner, Co-Director, GLCA/GLAA Consortium for Teaching and Learning Contact at: wegner@glca.org In October 2017 the GLCA/GLAA Consortium for Teaching and Learning (CTL) distributed a survey via the CTL Campus Liaisons to faculty members of the GLCA’s 13 colleges. In all we received nearly 200 responses to the survey, over… Read More

ESSAY FOR ACTION: Teaching Excellence, Errors of Ineptitude, and the Triple Bottom Line (Nate Eastman, Earlham)

Nate Eastman,  Associate Professor of English, Earlham College May 1, 2017 Introduction In his 2003 Lancet article “Errors: Incompetence, Ineptitude or Failure” Lionel Opie writes that “errors are of most interest when they reflect overt incompetence or ineptitude […] or failure to do what should have been done.”[1]  This is… Read More

Peter Rutkoff: Creating a Democratic Classroom: Project-Based Learning, Dewey, and Other Pedagogical Oddities in the Liberal Arts

Peter Rutkoff, Professor of American Studies, Kenyon College (with occasional commentary by students in italics) PART I It took more than forty years, but this time I found my way to shape a classroom culture that balanced progressive theory and practice. It simply felt right. I’d been talking about a… Read More

The Coming Vocabulary Crisis and What to Do About It

Ian F. MacInnes, Professor of English and director of the Foundation for Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, Albion College December 11, 2017 Contact at: imacinnes@albion.edu ‘Odors,’ ‘pregnant,’ and ‘vouchsafed.’ I’ll get ’em all three all ready.                                    Shakespeare, Twelfth Night   Last year, a colleague of mine attended… Read More