Recently I have thought a lot about first-generation students and what they need to succeed at UW-Green Bay. Mentoring plays a big part in student success. Continue reading Mentoring Messages, Part One
This semester, I have 4 teaching assistants—two for my American Government and Politics class and two for my Introduction to Public Policy class. As the classes have progressed, I’ve noticed my teaching assistants making interesting discoveries about teaching. Continue reading Seeing is Believing
Yesterday, the American Intercultural Center hosted a multicultural community round-table discussion at UW-Green Bay. We had several members of the local community come in and share their thoughts on how UW-Green Bay can become more of a presence in our minority community. Continue reading Supporting and Growing UWGB Diversity
Working together to provide accommodations for students with disabilities.
As I enter my 16th year as the Disability Services Coordinator, I see change in accommodations for students with disabilities. Continue reading Disability Services
P. H. D.
Three little letters. On their own, they don’t look all that impressive. Once you learn a little about their significance, though, you find that those three little letters mean a great deal. A Ph.D. is the highest academic degree. As such, it takes years of intensive study to earn one. With an introduction like that, you might get the impression that I wrote this blog post to brag about the prestige of a Ph.D. That’s not at all what this is about, as you’ll see below. Continue reading The Power of What We Can Do
UWGB is ranked No. 26 in the Midwest for 2015 Best Colleges for Veterans. So it is not surprising that last week the Chancellor’s Council on Diversity and Inclusive Excellence held a workshop on “Veterans Reintegration from Combat to the Classroom.” It was packed full of highly valuable information that each faculty and staff should be aware of in supporting our veteran students on campus. Continue reading Supporting Our UWGB Veterans
We had just arrived in Guben or Gubin, depending on which side of the border your feet settle. It is a quaint little town on the border of Germany and Poland. Guben, Germany is also home to “The Plastinarium”, which is where Gunther von Hagens originated the world-renowned traveling exhibit “Body Worlds”. Continue reading Dissecting Cultures While Traveling Abroad
The Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership group, hosted by Dean Sue Mattison, met on campus recently to discuss the book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain. Continue reading Shhh!
Over 25 staff, faculty and students met recently to talk about the Rebekah Nathan’s ethnographical book My Freshman Year, the CATL Book Club selection for Spring 2014. With discussions led by Professor Denise Bartell of the GPS program, participants talked about Nathan’s insights into the Freshman experience. While the discussion and the reading led to many considerations, here are were my top takeaways! Continue reading The Freshman Five
Veterans are often labeled “Heroes” for serving their country. Many Veterans are heroes but may feel uncomfortable being singled out. Continue reading Good Intentions