rebecca pope-ruark

Regardless of how you decide to create student teams, an oft-neglected aspect of this process is what happens immediately after you put the students into their groups – giving the students...

Brainstorming is not the only way to come up with new ideas, especially given that most of us do brainstorming in ways that actually hinder creating better ideas in teams. So...

I have never been a skilled graphic designer. Adobe PageMaker was about as good as I could get visually, and that’s been discontinued for years. I’m just not a visual thinker,...

How do you decide what you can and can’t accomplish during a summer? We often have big ideas but put too much pressure on ourselves to do an unreasonable amounts of...

I love icons. Such handy little communication tools – less cheesy than emoticons but can still convey a lot of information in just a few drawn lines. If you are regular...

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...

I love paper planners. While my software developer husband keeps trying to shove his Google Calendar at me, I remain loyal to print. I’ve used the Erin Condren LifePlanner for years,...

This is the final 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...

What portion of our days to we spend in meetings? As faculty we attend department and college meetings, committee meetings, meetings with students, meetings with research peer or our writing groups,...

This is the fifth 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...