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Monthly Archives: May 2013
A significant body of research shows that students are more motivated, and do a better job researching and writing, if they do it for an “authentic audience.” As Derek Bruff, the Director of Vanderbilt Center for Teaching explains: Sharing student … Continue reading
Hitting the academic conference trail this summer? Presenting at a conference is a way to shape a professional reputation — and requires some of the same skills as great teaching. Yet how many times have we sat through deadly readings … Continue reading
The Maguire Center has for many years sponsored the Conference on the Professions: an event bringing together legal, theological, and medical professionals to discuss important issues of the day. Their keynote speaker this year was behavioral economist/psychologist Dan Ariely, known … Continue reading