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

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

Changing Campus Culture One Conversation at a Time…(Drs. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis and Deirdre D. Johnston, Hope College)

Dr. Lorna Hernandez Jarvis (Professor of Psychology) and Dr. Deirdre D. Johnston (Department of Communication), Hope College We recently attended a professional conference on “Teaching Peace in the Context of Political Polarization and Partisan Divides.” During the Q & A of the plenary address, members of the audience raised questions,… Read More

The Three C’s of Teaching…

(Some reflections after 27 years of teaching including four years as Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning)  Steven Bouma-Prediger, Leonard and Marjorie Maas Professor of Reformed Theology, Hope College Contact: boumapred@hope.edu Teaching is an art, the practice of which is best measured, in my view, according to what I call… Read More