Category Archives: Evening Cocktails

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Big Ideas in the Core

Tweet What is the one thing I want my students to take from this class? Every semester, I try to remind myself of this question — that, if students take nothing from Individual & Society but one thing, what would … Continue reading

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The First Day of Class

Tweet Hello, fellow Core instructors! The Core Course workshop before classes started gave us some excellent and inspirational ideas for the first day of class, and I’m wondering: What did you do on your first day of class? Or the … Continue reading

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Gearing Up With Workshops: Do They Help?

Tweet Orientation week is full of workshops and conversations that are supposed to help us get ready for the coming academic year. And I love to go, optimistically hoping that each time, each workshop, I’ll walk out with not only … Continue reading

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What I Did Last Summer: Early Reflections on America’s Promise

“America is an Idea. America is more than a country. America is an idea.” Continue reading

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Quotable Quotes

Tweet Overheard at the General Education Assessment Summit Even though the point of this blog is that we can converse and collaborate without waiting for funding for another workshop or summit to get faculty together face-to-face, I just have to … Continue reading

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