Teaching in Troubled Times

25 March 2021

As you prepare for spring term, whether your focus is on courses, advising, or student support work, it feels important to think ahead to the ongoing trial of Derek Chauvin…

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Talking Politics in 2020

28 September 2020

The context for students’ participation in this fall’s elections is challenging. As Nancy Thomas, Director of the Institute on Higher Education and Democracy at the Tufts University Tisch College of…

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Teaching with census data

31 January 2020

Last week’s LTC lunch brought together faculty and staff from many different departments and offices to consider the many ways in which the census provides opportunities to teach students about…

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Information literacy in the age of disinformation

9 September 2019

Recently, Serena Zabin, professor of history, brought to my attention the Washington Post piece by Karin Wulf titled, “Could footnotes be the key to winning the disinformation wars?” After spending…

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Digital Storytelling and the Ethics of Civic Engagement

30 May 2017

How can we (as students, faculty, and staff) make sense of the rapid pace of legislative action and change? And how can we see the ramifications (potential and real) of…

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Truth, Information Literacy, and the American Way

12 May 2017

This week’s LTC lunch showcased three partnerships between librarians and faculty to develop and support assignments designed to encourage students to make sense of current events and develop their information…

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Bringing the outside in — teaching in the current moment

2 February 2017

I have heard lots of faculty and staff reflecting thoughtfully on their teaching in light of current events, and I have also gotten requests from faculty seeking help as they…

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