Wriiten by Aaron Weinschenk, Assistant Professor
One of the things that I enjoy most about my job is the chance to work with students who are engaged, exited, and eager to learn. It probably does not come as a surprise that I especially enjoy working with students on independent study research projects. As you might guess, students who want to do an independent research project are usually pretty engaged, exited, and eager to learn more. I think that such experiences are impactful for students (an independent study that I did as an undergraduate student propelled me to graduate school!) but they are also impactful for me because I usually learn a lot along the way as students explore their research question (bonus!).
Written by Alison Staudinger, Assistant Professor
The jetway was strewn with canes and walkers, my first indication that I would be one of the few on the flight to Quebec City without an AARP membership. I wondered if, perhaps, the meeting of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) catered to an octogenarian crowd. But these passengers were tan and toting beach wear, not pedagogy journals, and when my seat mate asked me what cruise I would be embarking upon, I got it. Continue reading
Written by Adolfo Garcia
As a member of Chancellor Miller’s Enrollment Working Group it has been enlightening to learn about the challenges that area high school students face in enrolling at UW-Green Bay. It is especially challenging for students that are from traditionally underrepresented groups like Hispanics, African Americans, Native American, and Hmong students. Green Bay is facing a major population revision, and it is time that UW-Green Bay faces up to challenges that will change the way we enroll and retain our diverse local population. Continue reading
Written by Megan Olson Hunt
For my fall 2014 Teaching Enhancement Grant, I attended the Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Antonio, Texas over four days in January (most of which weren’t much warmer than the weather in Green Bay, but I did see a touch of sun, thankfully!). In that time, I managed what now seems like a bit of a feat, going to 45 presentations, each of which lasted anywhere from 15 minutes to four hours. Continue reading
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.
For students and faculty alike, the challenges of dealing with a ‘freeloader’ in small group work, is a source of stress and frustration. These students are slow to volunteer for tasks, consistently miss deadlines and avoid group meetings. Continue reading