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

Making a Difference: Strategizing for Change

Steven Volk, Director, Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence (CTIE) and Professor of History Emeritus, Oberlin College, Co-Director, GLCA/GLAA Consortium on Teaching & Learning Contact at svolk@oberlin.edu We rushed to complete last minute preparations for the GLCA/GLAA Consortium for Teaching and Learning colloquy with one eye on the agenda, and… Read More

Multiple Choice Makes a Comeback

Rick Warner, Associate Professor of History, Jane and Frederick Hadley Chair in History, Wabash College Contact at: warnerri@wabash.edu Over the past generation or so, History teachers (and I suspect others) have moved from the older model of assessing students through multiple-choice (MC) examinations, which are often thought to be old-fashioned… 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