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Into the Archive the impact of primary sources on the classroom experience

September 25, 2016 by | Pedagogy

Each time I teach the Introduction to Digital Humanities (ENG 484/584) course the students tell me that their favorite experience is the day we spend in the Center for American War Letters Archive, transcribing primary source documents.  The power of holding tangible historical objects overpowers any abstract discussion we have about scholarly practices or any

Talking about Disability

September 13, 2016 by | Pedagogy

We watched this TED talk by Stella Young to start off today’s HIST 233 class (Disability in American Life): This video is a powerful one, that speaks to the ways that people with disabilities are treated in today’s society.  Stella’s no-nonsense speaking about “disability porn” and the objectification of disabled people works well to disrupt

Class Rules or, what I learned on the first day of History 233

August 31, 2016 by | Pedagogy

Last night I taught the first session of HIST 233: Disability in American Life.  One of our initial activities was to discuss our “Class Rules.”  To begin this discussion, I asked the students what were some typical Class Rules that they’d had in other courses at Chapman.  The listed the following: No bathroom breaks No

The First Day (an alternative to reading the syllabus)

August 3, 2016 by | Pedagogy

Back when I was a student, I hated the first day of classes (aka Read the Syllabus Day).  One semester I rather snarkily informed each of my professors how much I’d paid for their class that day, and that I didn’t feel as though I was getting my money’s worth when the day consisted of

Study favors Non-Tenure-Track Teachers

September 27, 2013 by | Pedagogy

I spend a lot of time supporting Adjunct Faculty in their use of pedagogical technology (Chapman employs about 400 adjunct faculty each semester).  In fact, many of the most innovative uses of technology on our campus come from our Adjuncts. That’s one reason, among many, that the findings of this study about the effectiveness of

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