We’ve all seen it: when we return from spring break, fewer students are sitting in our classrooms. Those who are there are listless; it’s as if they’ve lost their motivation and focus. What’s an instructor to do? At the February Friday Forum, we discussed this very question: how can we keep students engaged for those last… Continue Reading How Do We Keep Students Engaged after Break?
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Robb Houston has been providing students at NMC an opportunity to gain a rock solid foundation in the geosciences since 2001. He received his BS degree in geology from Central Michigan University and his Masters from Rice University in Houston, Texas. After completing his education he worked for several years as a hydrogeologist at URS… Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight: Robb Houston
As you can image, there have been lengthy discussion on the Government Documents Listservs about how to teach students about GovDocs right now. After some partisan comments flying around, most librarians agreed that regardless of who is in the White House, students must be discerning about all sources from the government. Here’s some talking points to… Continue Reading Friend or Foe? Government Documents during Administration Changes
I have begun making appointments with students who are not being successful and compelling them to come to my office to work out an action plan. I give them a written appointment like the one below: If I can get the student to come to my office for this meeting I talk to them about… Continue Reading Helping Students Be Successful: Reaching Out
John Zachman is our very own political science professor and is part of the Social Sciences department. John has been with NMC for over fifteen years, teaching the majority of our political science classes, serving as part of our union negotiation team this past year, and is on our International Affairs Board. Since this has… Continue Reading Faculty Spotlight: John Zachman