Beyond the Semester’s End

by Debie Lohe, Director, Reinert Center Another semester is coming to a close. You have stacks of exams and papers to grade, final grades to calculate. You have holiday shopping to finish, pending travel plans and family obligations. You’re tired, and cold …. maybe you have a cold. At this point in the academic year, […]

Blog posts as critical reflection tools (Yes, really.)

by Amber Hinsley, Assistant Professor, Communication As a professor in the Department of Communication, you could say I’m in the business of communication. My classes tend to focus on journalism writing and developing digital skills, but regardless of the course topic all of my undergraduate students create blogs that they use to publish various assignments. […]

“Teaching” an Upper Level Lab Course

by Michael Lewis, Associate Vice President for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Chemistry I’m currently teaching an upper-level lab course, Biochemistry Laboratory I.  The course is required for Biochemistry majors, and given current demand for the course from students in the program, these are the only students in the course; we do not have the room […]