rebecca pope-ruark

Monthly Archives: June 2018

This is the fourth post from a series I wrote in 2012 about writing and publishing with undergraduate students. I’ll be publishing this series every other Thursday over the summer. For more recent research and resources, visit the new International Journal for Students as Partners and a special issue of Teaching and Learning Inquiry that I co-edited on students as co-inquirers. One last post before we start talking about how exactly to… Read More

This post is part of a summer series looking at the Agile Faculty Manifesto. Read the Manifesto in this series preview post or in Chapter 1 of the book. This post explore what it means to focus on engaged learning. Agile Faculty value engaged learning over passive reception. Some of my classes seem like chaos. If you came in to a class period near the middle of a project, you might see… Read More

This post is part of a summer series looking at the Agile Faculty Manifesto. Read the Manifesto in this series preview post or in Chapter 1 of the book. This post explore what it means to focus on quality. Agile Faculty value quality of work-life accomplishments over quantity of achievement. As I write this post, we are a week past Elon’s graduation ceremony and heading into the summer. And also as usual,… Read More

This is the third post from a series I wrote in 2012 about writing and publishing with undergraduate students. I’ll be publishing this series every other Thursday over the summer. For more recent research and resources, visit the new International Journal for Students as Partners and a special issue of Teaching and Learning Inquiry that I co-edited on students as co-inquirers. Nearly every Monday this semester, (well, in 2011) my writing partners… Read More

This post is part of a summer series looking at the Agile Faculty Manifesto. Read the Manifesto in this series preview post or in Chapter 1 of the book. This post explore what it means to focus on simplicity. Agile Faculty value simplicity over complexity whenever possible. Higher ed, even at its best, is a complicated environment. Levels of bureaucracy at department, college, and university levels and the often-felt tension between faculty… Read More