It’s faculty portfolio season once again, which means that a lot of us are thinking really hard about how to describe our contributions to the holy trinity of academe: Teaching, […]

“Why are we here?” seems like an overly existential question for such an early point in the semester, but chances are our students have been asking themselves that very thing. […]

Aaaannnddd....WE'RE OFF

The first week of classes always throws me for a loop. No matter how prepared I think I am, by Wednesday my  mental state is somewhere between “Who are these people” […]

..Except for that whole grading and Core Assessment part. But it’s the last day of classes, and we’ve made it through another year! Congratulations!

Interesting Times in Higher Education

There’s an old aphorism that says “may you live in interesting times.” Its origins are apocryphal, though it’s often incorrectly presented as an old Chinese curse. And, frankly, it’s understandable why that […]

For several years, I had the privilege of teaching LIBA 103, Strategies for Academic Success, as part of Grand View’s Freshman Academy program. The class was designed to introduce academically […]