March ProVisions: Teaching Service-Learning Courses

The March ProVisions session focused on the topic of Teaching Service-Learning (S-L) Courses, with the two presenters providing insight on how to incorporate S-L into a variety of classes as well as a specific example of how S-L has already been incorporated into a Philosophy classroom.  The presenters included Fred Boehrer, Coordinator of Academic Service-Learning … Continue reading March ProVisions: Teaching Service-Learning Courses

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Service-Learning Overview

The topic of the next ProVisions session, which will be held next Tuesday, 3/26, at 12pm in Standish A/B, is Teaching Service-Learning Courses.  The presenters will be Fred Boehrer, Ph.D., Coordinator of Academic Service-Learning, Community Involvement Faculty, and Jeanne Wiley, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. In preparation for these presentations, Dr. Boehrer has put … Continue reading Service-Learning Overview

Competency-Based Education & the Credit Hour

In his post “Rise of Customized Learning,” Paul Fain discusses competency-based education and its focus on “performance and results” rather than seat time.  The post runs through how several institutions have continued to expand their competency-based offerings and the problems that revolve around these offerings relative to the credit hour, “higher education’s gold standard,” when … Continue reading Competency-Based Education & the Credit Hour