Educating students is no longer the only role that community college faculty members are tasked with as part of their job description. They are increasingly forced to wear multiple hats and function more as advisors to their students and as support staff for administrators, helping them to craft strategies to improve graduation rates. In a … More Elevating Faculty Voices on Community College Student Success
Dr. Ann Pearson discusses the role that play can have in learning and student success. … More Play? In College?
Dr. Ann M. Pearson discusses the intentionality of plagiarism in the classroom. … More What Exactly Is Plagiarism?
“The general concept of performance funding has been introduced into the higher education world by state policy makers who are searching for innovative ways to improve graduation and other success indicators in institutions of higher learning.” … More Is Performance Funding Right for College?
Dr. Ann Pearson, Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at San Jacinto College discusses the difference that mentoring plays in helping new faculty not just survive, but thrive. … More Mentoring
Dr. Ann Pearson discusses strategies for keeping faculty satisfied, engaged and effective teachers at community colleges. … More Maintaining a Challenging Workflow
Dr. Ann Pearson discusses new programs and initiatives introduced at community colleges that can create overload and to manage this, communication is necessary. … More Avoiding Initiative Overload
Remember the story about the little girl who was tossing stranded starfish back into the ocean? She was frantically running and tossing when the allegedly wise adult tells her: “Look at this beach. You can’t begin to make a difference.” Undeterred, she picked up another, tossed it in, and said, “Made a difference to that … More Yes, We Do Want to Do It All
Dr. Ann Pearson discusses competency-based learning models of education. … More Competency-based Learning
Clutter is a topic that divides people much as mustard on hot dogs or catsup on eggs. We have camps of believers who rarely even attempt to cross over to the other side to look for mutual ground. Some claim a cluttered office calms them and helps them think. And other see clutter as a … More Clutter Can Be Cured