Faculty can assume leadership positions in the college to ensure student success. … More Faculty Leadership Opportunities
By Ann M. Pearson Interestingly, I thought, just as I was about to sketch out some notes for this blog entry about critical thinking, the Pavlovian bell chimed on my email, to which I obediently directed my attention, and the message was asking me to take a quiz on Critical Thinking. Ooh—how convenient, my procrastinating … More Critical Thinking: This One’s Tricky
By Ann M. Pearson At San Jacinto College, we’re very good at celebrating our victories, including high rankings in lists for graduating minorities and veterans as well as our status as a top 10 finalist for the prestigious Aspen Prize. We often commemorate, congratulate, analyze, and pause for a moment to reflect on what we’ve … More When Textbooks Become a Luxury
Incorporate increasing numbers of adjuncts into the culture of the institution and inviting these dynamic and dedicated faculty to share in the enthusiasm of all-inclusive student success. … More Pulling Adjuncts into Student Success Initiatives
By Renee Wright As faculty, we all strive for opportunities for students to use what they learn and discover in our classes in real-world situations. Recently, I stumbled on such an opportunity as my students completed an essay assignment establishing criteria for student success. While researching the topic, someone came across an article from 2015, … More Creating Real-World Learning Opportunities
Educator Ann M. Pearson discusses big data, information overload and attention focus challenging faculty today. … More Is Too Much News Good News?
Educator Renee Wright discusses how low-stakes written responses can help students develop reading and cognitive skills. … More Low-Stakes Writing Opportunities That Improve Critical Reading Skills