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+ Opinion PieceWhether at a small residential college or a huge university, professors are typically expected to do at least some institutional service. In fact, at those colleges and universities with a particularly strong tradition of faculty governance, the…Read More+ Opinion PieceThe Thanksgiving table need not be a politics-free zone. In fact, sharing political views this time of year can be an appropriate way to cultivate connection with family and friends. The trick? Bring light, not heat.Read More+ Opinion Piece
10 steps professors can take this semester to promote open inquiry and constructive disagreement in…Add language to your syllabi that makes clear open inquiry and constructive disagreement are expected. Help set the tone in your class by using the syllabus to communicate the value you place on open inquiry and constructive disagreement. A post…Read More+ Opinion PieceI landed my dream job in 2005. For the past 13 years I have been on the faculty at Harvey Mudd College, an elite liberal arts school with an intense focus on the STEM disciplines. Every single day I get to work alongside incredible students and…Read More+ Opinion PieceThere’s broad agreement that the syllabus is a contract of sorts that spells out expectations, policies, and pathways through the inquiry at hand. Equally important, I ask my syllabus to set the tone for the entire course. I pick my words…Read More+ Research SummaryThis is the second in a two-part post about the policies and practices of colleges and universities vis a vis ideological non-discrimination and inclusivity. In this post, we examine current job ads for direct evidence that hiring campuses seek out…Read More+ Research SummaryThis is the first in a two-part post about the policies and practices of colleges and universities vis a vis ideological non-discrimination and inclusivity. In this post, we examine the non-discrimination statements of the schools featured in our…Read More
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