Difficult Discussions, “Hot Moments,” and Contra-Power Harassment

Steven Volk, Director, Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, Professor of History Emeritus, Oberlin College* Contact at: svolk@oberlin.edu There is an extensive and rich literature offering suggestions on how to encourage productive discussions in the classroom. In this article, I’ll focus exclusively on those complicated, “hot moment” challenges that spring… Read More

Oral History in the Liberal Arts: A community-based teaching & learning program using tools for digital scholarship & storytelling

By Brooke Bryan, Instructor of Cooperative Education, Antioch College Contact at: bbryan@antiochcollege.edu   Brooke Bryan of Antioch College is Co-Director of a GLCA-supported project called Oral History in the Liberal Arts (OHLA).  In developing this program, she and her GLCA project team members have created a range of resources for… Read More

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

Joanne L. Stewart, Professor of Chemistry, Hope College, March 12, 2018 Contact at: stewart@hope.edu 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