Written by Mike Klein
Life is a two-way street where give and take is the key to success. I believe this is how it can work best with student-athletes and professors for a successful and learning experience; and keeping their academics as priority number one. Here in Phoenix Country it is a priority that our student-athletes communicate and try to go the extra mile so that their professors are willing to work with them when traveling and competition schedules challenge their academic schedule. We are very blessed here in Phoenix Country with an awesome faculty and staff that unselfishly works with our student-athletes when challenges arise. Here is a brief picture of how we (athletics) expect our student-athletes to work with and communicate with our faculty and staff to try to avoid the unexpected.
Written by Sherri Arendt
The T&LC, Tutoring & Learning Center, is located on the lower level of the Cofrin Library, and is tucked away near the elevator entrance. To those of you who did not know, the original space was a designated hang-out and TV lounge for those of us who graced this campus in the 80’s. Thick purple shag carpet hug on the walls. This writer can recall walking over bodies to find an empty spot on the floor while balancing a plate of food to eat. It was a place to meet friends between classes while watching favorite soap operas. Continue reading
Written by Sawa Senzaki
I attended the Society for Teaching Psychology’s Annual Conference on Teaching in Atlanta, Georgia in October 2014. The conference is also known as the Best Practices Conference, and it’s a great place to learn new pedagogical techniques practiced in my own discipline. Although this conference included many interesting topics, my primary agenda was to attend the workshop on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL).
Written by Adolfo Garcia
This is part 2 of Adolfo Garcia’s discussion on mentoring. Click here to read part 1.
On cynical days I think students probably remember very little of what I teach them. I am rewarded though when I visit with families at graduation and parents say how impactful I was along the way.
Written by Justin Mallett
Recently I attended the state Multicultural/Disadvantaged Coordinator meeting in Pewaukee, WI. During this meeting, I was able to meet with other multicultural directors and learn about various programs they are putting on at their respective institutions. The one thing that became very apparent to me was the huge shift towards programming instead of focusing on the retention of underrepresented students attending our respective institutions. It seemed like schools are only focused on the quantity of programs instead of the quality of programming. Continue reading
Come join us in just over a week at our annual faculty development conference. We are excited for the opportunity to learn, grow, and share as we explore High Impact Practices (HIP) with our keynote speaker, Peter Felten. Anyone working with students is encouraged to attend and if you haven’t registered its not too late!
In preparation for the conference, we have created a two part blog series highlighting the upcoming presenters and their breakout sessions. This is part two and it will highlight study abroad HIP and course specific HIP presentations. Continue reading
Written by Adolfo Garcia
Recently I have thought a lot about first-generation students and what they need to succeed at UW-Green Bay. Mentoring plays a big part in student success. Continue reading
Recently, in a blog post “Undergraduate Research Grants” I mentioned that Dan McCollum and I were awarded an Undergraduate Research and Discovery Grant that was offered through the UW System. The grant proposal consisted of four key ideas that will positively impact both faculty and students Continue reading
Recently announced in the LOG, Dan McCollum, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Administration, and I received a $50,000 grant from the UW System to further undergraduate research on our campus. Continue reading