When You Run a Faculty Workshop at Your Alma Mater


Know what’s a little surreal? Being invited back to your undergraduate alma mater to give the opening professional development workshop to the faculty. I had the pleasure of returning to Westminster College (PA) to facilitate the opening professional development workshop of the AY 2018-2019. We spent the morning talking about designing good group projects, assessing … Continue reading When You Run a Faculty Workshop at Your Alma Mater

Book Review Quick Take: Gamestorming


Superfast book review in a nutshell: I love Gamestorming as a great source of classroom, committee/department, and workshop activities. Most of them just require wall space, sticky notes, and Sharpies as well as a little forethought, and all the activities are designed to be generative – of learning, goals, work, relationships. The book includes games … Continue reading Book Review Quick Take: Gamestorming

Agile Faculty on Teaching in Higher Ed podcast


I’ve really come to enjoy listening to podcasts about higher education, and I was excited to be asked by host Bonni Stachowiack to speak about Agile Faculty and Scrum on her popular Teaching in Higher Ed podcast. Take a listen here!         You can also find me on the Oregon State University … Continue reading Agile Faculty on Teaching in Higher Ed podcast

Book Review: Accidental Creative and Die Empty by Todd Henry


I first became aware of Todd Henry‘s work when I was doing a deep dive into design thinking and creativity research a few years ago. His book, The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice, is kind of a guide book for creative professionals who make their living on their ideas. The … Continue reading Book Review: Accidental Creative and Die Empty by Todd Henry

Book Review: The New Education by Cathy Davidson


“Redesigning higher education demands institutional restructuring, a revolution in every classroom, curriculum, and assessment system. It means refocusing away from the passive student to the whole person learning new ways of thinking through problems with no easy solution. It shifts the goals of college from fulfilling course and graduation requirements to learning for success in … Continue reading Book Review: The New Education by Cathy Davidson