Mentoring Graduate Students and Uncertain Job Markets

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Mentoring Graduate Students in an Age of Uncertainty by Holly Grout, Department of History Mentoring graduate students is one of the most rewarding, as well as one of the most challenging, things that we as faculty do. On the face of it, our role is relatively straightforward: we advise our students through coursework and research; […]

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Talking About Gender? These Filmed Experiments Can Help

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by Alex Ates, Department of Theatre and Dance Gender topics are not just for the humanities. Interpreting gender is pivotal to deconstructing norms and methods in the sciences too. Could a new tool from the Verbatim Performance Lab at help you crack open conversations about gender in your classrooms? For example, The Serena Williams Project […]

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12 Inclusive Syllabus Suggestions from the Critical Digital Pedagogy Workgroup, Plus…

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by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies Our syllabi are among the first points of contact with our students. And if the scholarship showing that students’ first impressions of our courses typically last for the entire semester, then we should pay attention to how the syllabus is a crucial document. An ad-hoc group of 21 faculty […]

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Adjusting to the Moment: Teaching and the Affects of Gun Violence

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By Dr. Alyxandra Vesey, Journalism and Creative Media I will never forget the first time that a student came up to me after class to request content warnings for course screenings. In my nine years of teaching college, I have received negative feedback from students who objected to what I screened for class. Some have […]

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Peer Review Strategies for the Writing Classroom (and Beyond)

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by Jessica Porter, Office of eTech As a student, I dreaded peer review day. The process of trading feedback with a near-stranger was uncomfortable, and I rarely agreed with my reviewers. I knew what I meant, after all. But as a writer and teacher, I understand the process a bit better, and I can see […]

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The Intersection of Early British Literature Surveys and Anti-Racist Pedagogy

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by H. Austin Whitver, Department of English Recent political and cultural movements anchored in ethnocentric ideological beliefs pose a grave, if sometimes overlooked, threat to the English literature classroom. In his opening chapter of Race and Epistemologies of Ignorance, Charles W. Mills writes, “Ethnocentrism is, of course, a negative cognitive tendency common to all peoples, […]

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2019 System Scholars Institute: Alabama Demographics, Collaboration, Academic Integrity, Online Services, and Diversity

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by Nathan Loewen, Department of Religious Studies The University of Alabama at Huntsville hosted the 12th annual System Scholars’ Institute, established by the Academic and Student Affairs department of the UA System office. UAH kindly posted all the available contents of the 15 presentations, keynote and plenary address. Here are five worth reviewing in-depth: 1. […]

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Insights From Around the Nation—in Alabama’s Teaching Theatre Course

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by Alex Ates, Department of Theatre and Dance As I exasperatingly jogged between terminals to catch the connecting flight from Boston, Massachusetts to Birmingham, Alabama, I couldn’t help but reel with delight by how wildly this semester was functioning. One day, I would be working with undergraduates in Boston, the next, in Tuscaloosa. As flexible […]

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Teaching Through Re-Reading

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by Albert D. Pionke, Department of English Although not specifically designed with the classroom in mind, Mill Marginalia Online offers instructors in philosophy, history, law, Classics, and English and European literature and culture the opportunity to incorporate Digital Humanities research results and methods into their courses. Each of these major subject areas is amply represented […]

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