Faculty Members Are Not Cashiers – Advice – The Chronicle of Higher Education. While I don’t personally share this perspective, it’s one worth sharing.
This college needs more early adopters, more innovators, more risk-takers. We need folks to step up, step out, stand out, and be intrepid. Butler will only become its best when we check our egos at the door and just bounce ideas off one-another. We need to bring play to work, then work the play. I […]
As one of Butler Community College’s strategic priorities, ensuring student success is the foundation of the college’s work each day. This creates a perfect fit for Butler and AVID for Higher Education. AVID — Advancement Via Individual Determination — is a college-readiness system designed for students with the determination to succeed and for campuses committed […]
Imagine what you could do in class if almost all of your students did the readings! It may seem too obvious to mention, but the first thing you must do if you want your students to do the readings for your class is to get your students to buy the required books. At the first […]
Installment 2 in a series on Connections Building relationships takes time, but the dividends are immeasurable. Whether those relationships are built in social media with colleagues around the world or through conversations in the break room, the important thing is simply nurturing these relations. At a community college the size of Butler, one would think […]
Four Things you did not know about Faculty Development at Butler 4. FUBU — For Us, By Us…almost all faculty development is now led by peers and under the direction of the Faculty Development Team which consults surveys of the rest of our faculty on a regular basis. 3. Rare as Hen’s Teeth — It’s […]
Nothing goes better with meatloaf than ketchup, which, as you are aware, is also known as catsup. They are one and the same. The debate over the proper spelling of this delicious condiment has raged for over 200 years. It could lead a lesser sauce to have an identity crisis. Like many household substances, we […]
Put on a Happy Face Gray skies are gonna clear up, Put on a happy face; Brush off the clouds and cheer up, Put on a happy face. Take off the gloomy mask of tragedy, It’s not your style; You’ll look so good that you’ll be glad Ya’ decide to smile! Pick out a pleasant […]
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Students aren’t always willing to share out their ideas in a classroom, so many teachers are using technology to find new ways to promote self-reflection and comprehension, as well as build a sense of community outside of the classroom. The technologies listed below are just a few ideas that teachers have found that worked. I’m […]