“We Got This” – Learning as a Team Sport

The model of “teaching as a team sport” has moved from the sidelines into primetime in recent years. Teachers are teaming up across disciplines to offer courses that address concepts and content from multiple perspectives. Faculty work with instructional designers, librarians, media specialists, and industry or community partners to design and facilitate their courses, instead of doing […]

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Becoming vs. Getting a PhD

Well, it happened – and with a little luck, a lot of diligence, and probably a few epic meltdowns – it will continue happening for the next several years. I, once a vocal skeptic of the terminal degree model, am officially a PhD student. This decision comes after years of critically considering whether or not I wanted to […]

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The Problem with Pinspiration

I’ve spent the past several months trying to figure out what it is that motivates me to make and embrace changes in my life. There’s a relatively predictable process involved, from what I can tell so far: 1) every-so-slightly perceiving a pre-blem (what I call a problem before it gets out of control) and sensing that something is “off” […]

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Making the Case for Integrative Professional Development

In higher education, integrative learning is all the rage, and will be for some time to come. According to AAC&U: There is a growing national emphasis on fostering undergraduate students’ integrative learning through multiple forms of engaged educational experiences. As learning across boundaries becomes a signature characteristic of a 21st century liberal education, curricular, co-curricular, […]

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The John Kehoe Story

One of the challenges and adventures on my 30-Before-30 list was to tell my dad’s stories. Well, not only am I doing that, but it’s turned into a passion project for me and one of my favorite partners in crime – my dad’s younger brother, my Uncle Bob. To celebrate what would’ve been my dad’s […]

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