The PoWEr (Polonium, Tungsten, Erbium) of Learning in Community

Joanne L. Stewart, Professor of Chemistry, Hope College, March 12, 2018 Contact at: This is not a guide for designing a community of practice—those exist (Cambridge, Kaplan, & Suter, 2005; Wenger, McDermott, & Snyder, 2002). It is, instead, a story of one community of practice, IONiC. It is being told… Read More

Responses from a Consortial Colloquy Dialogue – Making a Difference

Note: The GLCA had scheduled a major meeting of the Consortium for Teaching and Learning for the weekend of February 9-10, 2018, days, unfortunately, when a major snowstorm swept through the Midwest forcing us to cancel the meeting out of concern for everyone’s safety. Several of those scheduled to attend… Read More

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

Teaching Men: What Difference Does it Make? What Difference Can it Make?

Warren Rosenberg, Professor of English Emeritus, John P. Collett Chair in Rhetoric,Wabash College Contact: “Should outnumbered men feel uncomfortable on college campuses?” A recent Inside Higher Education article explores this question, prompted by the announcement by Raymund Paredes, Texas’s Commissioner of Higher Education, that this discomfort was reported at… Read More