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Taking Action: A Fight for Mental Health

February 11, 2021

Consider what your role might be as a mental health advocate; someone who gives a voice to the problems and potential solutions related to mental health and mental health awareness. To advocate means more than just giving voice; it means to fight.

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Tips for Being the Best Online Instructor

September 10, 2020

The best online instructor lets go of their ego to allow learning which benefits both them and their students. Dr. Thomas MacCarty offers his tips to be a better online instructor by letting go of ego and embracing an approach that best serves learners.

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Best Practices in Teaching: The Reflective Instructor

August 13, 2020

Any instructor may point out where students need to improve their work, but instructors who use regular self-reflection look at what they can do to improve on their own work just as fervently.

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Higher Ed’s Growing Pains: From Awkward to Able

August 05, 2020

Higher education is moving through growing pains. The VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) world we were already struggling to navigate has accelerated, and we find ourselves strategizing in months what we thought we had years to evolve into.