Negotiating Our Tradition: Liberal Education and the Pre-Professional Arts

Barbara Ungar, Professor of English, discussed how and why it is important to teach poetry to today’s undergraduates. First she addressed the issue of how to get today’s students interested while they are living in a culture centered on the exterior. In our consumer culture people are concerned with jobs, looks, technology, and the media; … Continue reading Negotiating Our Tradition: Liberal Education and the Pre-Professional Arts

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Teaching in a Culture of Assessment

Megan Overby, Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders, spoke of her responsibities to academic standards (those of St. Rose and of other organizations) as she teaches diagnostics and clinical writing to her students. Since Overby is able to find academic freedom within the educational standards she must uphold, she focuses on finding common themes … Continue reading Teaching in a Culture of Assessment

Teaching Critical Thinking

Jamin Totino, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs, presented on Universal Design in education. With a history grounded in architecture (the planning of buildings and facilities for greater access by all), Universal Design (UD) seeks to foster greater access to education. In education, UD began in the 1980s working away from a medical model that stigmatized … Continue reading Teaching Critical Thinking