Author discusses his book, 'The Chicago Guide to College Science Teaching' - Inside Higher Ed

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Terry McGlynn is constantly promoting better teaching of science in American colleges and universities. A professor of biology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and author of the blog Small Pond Science , he believes that good teaching is essential at every kind of college. But to achieve that, he thinks some of the incentives of American higher education (think of what generates raises at research universities) need to change. He's put his ideas together in a book, The Chicago Guide to College Science Teaching (University of Chicago Press). McGlynn answered questions about his book via email. Q: What are the major flaws of science teaching at colleges in the U.S.? A: A lot of us have never been trained how to teach. Doesn’t it seem fundamentally absurd that graduate students and faculty all over the country are teaching science without even having taken a single course in science teaching? We jump through an absurd number of hoops to become college faculty, ye

Thank you, Lisa! by Will Kalkhoff

Thank you, Lisa! by Will Kalkhoff

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In the spring of 2020, the world faced its biggest challenge since WWII. Like other colleges and universities around the U.S., Kent State closed down, and all events were cancelled, including our spring banquet. But NOTHING could keep members of the Department of Sociology at KSU from thanking the winner of this year's Outstanding Service to Department Award, Lisa Douvikas.

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