Automated Education: Good Enough?

In “From Kafka to Computers, a Graphic History of Automation in Education,” Megan O'Neil discusses a new commentary published on the debate about the role of technology in education.  “Automated Teaching Machine: A Graphic Introduction to the End of Human Teachers,” created by Adam Bessie and Arthur King, teachers of English and Studio and Computer Arts … Continue reading Automated Education: Good Enough?


September Provisions: Teaching Undergraduate Research

The September Provisions session focused on the topic of Teaching Undergraduate Research.  The presenters included Rick Thompson, Dean of the School of Math & Sciences, David Morrow, Associate Professor of English, and Brian Jensen, Associate Professor, the Department of Physical and Biological Sciences. Dr. Jensen began his presentation by explaining what he perceives to be the … Continue reading September Provisions: Teaching Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate Research: an Introduction

In anticipation of our next Provisions session on Tuesday, September 17th, here is a little background on the topic of undergraduate research. The Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) defines undergraduate research as “an inquiry or investigation conducted by an undergraduate student that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline.”  The CUR and its … Continue reading Undergraduate Research: an Introduction