Welcome to Fall Semester 2016! It is a new college year and full of hope. Many of us have taken the rollover of the calendar as a chance to make changes and reaffirm commitments. Usually these decisions take the form of the New Year’s resolution or in this case, new school year resolutions. Think your annualContinue reading “If You Want to Be On Time, Make Sure You End On Time”
I love basketball and now I get extra basketball for the summer Olympics. These teams will struggle to score against fierce defenses, try to maneuver for the perfect shot, and hopefully draw a foul and a chance for an “and one” scoring possibility. “And one” refers to the free throw awarded to a player whoContinue reading “Basketball Lessons: How ‘And One’ Can Boost Your Career”
Is there any greater struggle between instructor and student than the dreaded “group assignment”? From the day it is assigned, students begin the process of passive-aggressive resistance and instructors have the difficult task of grading an assignment they know was basically completed by one overachiever. However, we keep giving these assignments to our students becauseContinue reading “Want to Make it in This World? Better Learn to Collaborate”
It was a symbol of excess and waste in 1980s New York City. The massive 2,200-acre Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, N.Y., was once the largest garbage dump in the world. And it smelled.
What does it take to make a more ethical campus? What does it mean to have a more ethical campus? What elements must we have, what culture must we extend to have a more ethical campus? The answer may be in the work of Architect and Zoo Director Dr. David Hancocks. In his 2002 book;Continue reading “Monday Musing – A More Ethical Campus”
Tuesday morning I was striding on the treadmill watching Sportscenter when the highlight of the day came on the tube. It was of the previous night’s Kansas State / Kansas game. Both teams battled but in the end the 14 and 15 Kansas State Wildcats bested their in state rival; the 8th ranked Kansas JayhawksContinue reading “Time to Settle the Storm(ing) of the Court?”