WFH Week 9 – Facing Furloughs

Well, it was really only a matter of time before the F-word was thrown around at my institution. We have no idea what that will look like and I was naive to think that furloughs wouldn't be coming my way soon. Perhaps it's because our leadership continues to assure us that we are vital to the operations of the university but all the platitudes in the world won't solve a huge budget crisis. I do remain hopeful, however naive that makes me. Hopeful and anxious.

My Honest Reflection on 2019

We have reached the final moments of 2019 and I am in the midst of reflecting on the past year and setting goals for the next. 2019 was a rollercoaster of good experiences and not so good ones. I learned from them all and wouldn’t take back any of it. With the help of YearCompass... Continue Reading →

The Value of An Apology

As a woman, I have always had a very adversarial relationship with apologies. As a young girl I suffered, as most young girls do, from an inability to stop apologizing for everything. It got to the point that I felt the need to apologize for simply existing in the physical world. I remember all too... Continue Reading →

How I Engage Students in a 1-Credit Class

For anyone who has ever taught a 1-credit course, whether it’s an intro to the university class or a special topics course, you know gaining student buy-in is a challenge. Engaging students is already difficult but with a 1-credit class, the stakes for students are much lower. The thought “It’s just 1 credit, who cares... Continue Reading →

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