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Failure to Learn

I have written before about the amazing Cluster Pedagogy Learning Community (CPLC) that I and 70 of my colleagues have been working in this past year. As a finish to our year together, we asked each member of the community to (re)read one chapter of Josh Eyler’s excellent book, How Humans Learn, and post some thoughts […]

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March Movies

The Assistant ☆☆☆☆ I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this movie. It was a quiet exploration of one day in the life of a young woman who is one of the assistants of a movie industry executive. Julia Garner is quietly expressive as the assistant. She says hardly anything throughout the movie but […]

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A Short Story About Expertise and COVID 19

There’s a meme going around FB and Twitter about supposed media overreactions in the last 20 years. I won’t post it so as not to amplify its message. Most of the supposed overreactions listed are epidemic/pandemic events that turned out to not be that bad. I don’t know much about those events. I do, however, […]

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An Example of the Scholarship of Integration

The Promotion, Tenure, and Evaluation (PT&E) Advisory Group is continuing to develop a workshop about the Boyer Model of Scholarship. I wrote last month about our first two readings in preparation. In the meantime, the Advisory Group has had a couple of discussions and I have (re)read an additional book about the model. For our […]

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February Movies

Jo Jo Rabbit ☆☆☆☆☆ I had heard that this movie is about a boy who has Adolf Hitler as an imaginary friend. I didn’t know what to expect from a premise as potentially offensive as that. The combination of serious, life-threatening subject matter and light-hearted ridiculousness that comes from the imagination of the  main character […]

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Scholarship Reconsidered and Assessed: The Boyer Model

I’m serving as Chair of the Promotion, Tenure, and Evaluation Advisory Group. One of the tasks we have been charged with is to investigate best practices for promotion, tenure, and evaluation. We decided that we would read the Carnegie Foundation report called Scholarship Reconsidered: Priorities of the Professoriate that Ernest Boyer wrote in 1990. The […]

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Making Meaning in Gen Ed via Thematic Pathways

We are continuing to work on The Four Tools of Clusters at Plymouth State University. Thematic pathways in the General Education program is the tool that is the most challenging to get going because a pathway involves some sort of coordination among multiple classes. I facilitated a session during January Jamboree this year to talk […]

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