Innovative Teaching Practices Maybe Worth Trying

The trend today is to find innovative and effective ways to improve student completion and retention rates. So many of our students never earn their degrees, instead they leave college with just a collection of credits. For community college students, this is particularly a problem because as open admission institutions we can’t really rely on […]

Launching a Career in Academia

The idea for this article was suggested to me by Lloyd Miller and was the result of a SACC listserv discussion initiated by Anthony Balzano, a professor of anthropology and sociology at Sussex County Community College in New York, on the issue of “launching a career in academia.” To prepare for the AAA meetings held […]

What Wilderness?

I love reading, writing, teaching, and engaging in research about the environment, so much so that I spend a large part of my year, when I am not teaching, traveling to field sites that help me better understand the environment and our relation to it.  Particularly fascinating to me is the conflict that exists regarding […]