Friday Campus Connections

Join us every Friday to see how connectedness shows up in "real-world" stories and scenarios.  Here are 5 articles, blogs, or other resources that illustrate the power of connectedness.  Of course, we'll keep blogging away too.  We hope you'll stop back by on Monday, to see our newest post.  And don't forget to follow us on twitter (@IICEorg).  Happy Friday!

Instead of focusing on diversity on campus, we need to focus on equality

More and more we see that connectedness extends far beyond the classroom and has implications that are just as broad and deep as learner success.  This opinion piece describes the context of the American University in terms of connecting all peoples, regardless of background, race, and more.  Read more>>>

What Students Say Is Good Teaching

At times, students explain “good teaching” as the only teaching they know.  But once students with more experiences have been asked, the discussion becomes richer.  Note the power of connection noted directly in this piece.  Read more>>>

Does college prepare you for a lifetime of success?

Another article regarding the skills gap of college graduates, but this time specifically related to promotion.  The article does not go into returning students who are upskilling specifically for a job, but asking whether recent college graduates are promotable solely due to their college work.  Read more>>>

How to Get the Most Out of a Brief Teaching Workshop

Do, Show, Tell, Review, and Ask is a mantra at the Institute for Inter-Connected Education.  Read about how good short courses leverage this same concept when teaching teachers.  Read more>>>

Building Community for Part-Time Students

How to connect part-time students to both learning and persistence is a tough nut to crack.  This article does a nice job exploring many of the concepts we here at the Institute for Inter-Connected Education talk about a lot.  From the piece: "When students are connected, they are engaged," she said in an email. "If students are in learning communities, they are connected to their peers. It's no surprise the outcomes are changing."  Read more>>>