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

“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

Help One, Help All: Universal Design for Learning

Steve Volk, Center for Teaching Innovation and Excellence, Oberlin College (September 18, 2017). Contact:  svolk@oberlin.edu. The headline immediately caught my attention: “Atmospheric scientist at Illinois is on leave after refusing to provide lecture slides to student with disabilities.” Not exactly the Kardashians or the latest scorched-earth quote from Sebastian Gorka,… Read More