The Liberal Arts in Currents of Change: Report of a GLCA Consortial Colloquy

Greg Wegner, Director of Program Development, Great Lakes Colleges Association January 14, 2018 Introductory Note This essay derives from discussions involving faculty members and others from 13 independent liberal arts colleges who gathered for two days in February 2017 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The purpose of that meeting was to… 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

“What Am I Doing? Is It Getting Me Anywhere?” Scaffolding Student Metacognition

Steven Volk, Director, Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE) and Professor of History Emeritus, Oberlin College Contact at: svolk@oberlin.edu Hands up those of you who have had students come to your office hours anguishing over the poor grades they received on an exam. I’m not talking about the student… Read More