Managing Workload: Remote Expectations for Students & Faculty

What can students and faculty expect in terms of workload during remote teaching? How can faculty plan to manage workload while meeting with students remotely? What assignments best meet the needs of faculty and students in their new remote classroom? After two semesters of working closely with faculty who teach Macaulay Honors seminars across a… Continue Reading Managing Workload: Remote Expectations for Students & Faculty

The art of grading – minimal marking

Are you tired of endless grading? It’s the end of the semester, and you’re dreading the hours and hours of grading. After all of your work, you’re not even sure if students will learn from your pages and pages of ink. But what if you could grade more effectively, in less time AND help your students? Thankfully, there are several strategies you can employ through “Minimal Marking.” Continue Reading The art of grading – minimal marking

“Will I get an A in this course?” MHC Students & Grade Anxiety

Breaking news: honors students are grade conscious. We often hear professors say that honors students are totally intolerant of ambiguity: they want clear, specific, step-by-step instructions on how to do everything, and they seem anxious — even obsessive — about getting good grades. Continue Reading “Will I get an A in this course?” MHC Students & Grade Anxiety

Neighborhood Walking Tour Tips & Resources

Taking your class out on a neighborhood tour is a great idea and a fantastic way to get students to start thinking about what they’re learning in your Seminar 2 course. But how do you get started? And what do you need to plan this out? And what if something goes wrong? Take a deep breath, stay calm, and read on. Continue Reading Neighborhood Walking Tour Tips & Resources