Author Archives: Jonathan Nyquist

Teaching What You Don’t Know

This spring I signed up for a CAT book group to discuss “Teaching What You Don’t Know” by Therese Huston. The basic premise of the book is that faculty often find themselves teaching a course outside their subject expertise. Maybe … Continue reading

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Tableau Conference 2019

One my goals for GenEd is to create online dashboards that provide easy access to data on enrollment trends, grading patterns, waitlists, section sizes and databased information to department chairs, course coordinators, and dean’s office personnel. My weapon of choice … Continue reading

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First GenEd Course Fair

This October GenEd held its first ever course fair in the main atrium of the newly completed Charles library. Faculty and student helpers from across the university shared information with incoming students about exciting GenEd offerings in their departments, including … Continue reading

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Online GenEd Classes

Roughly five years ago, to permit Temple to offer fully online undergraduate degrees, online GenEd classes were created for each of the GenEd areas. Fast forward to today and nearly 10% of the credit hours taught in GenEd are online. … Continue reading

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GenEd Faculty Assembly: GenEd Career Connections

For the annual GenEd Faculty Assembly this year, the GenEd office partnered with the Career Center to gather faculty, former students and employers together to discuss the connections between the skills student develop in their GenEd classes and the needs … Continue reading

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Broadening Participation and Engagement of Underrepresented Minorities in the Geosciences Through a Near Surface Geophysics Field Experience

“Broadening Participation and Engagement of Underrepresented Minorities in the Geosciences Through a Near Surface Geophysics Field Experience.” This is a title of the a poster Dr. Kristina Keating will in December, 2019 at the AGU meeting in San Francisco. The … Continue reading

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What happened to the A+?

When you think about it, the most common grading scheme used at American colleges and universities doesn’t make a lot of sense. On a 4.0 grade scale a C is worth 2.0 points, a C+ is 2.33, a B- is … Continue reading

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The Future of GenEd

What is the future of general education (GenEd)? This questions was the subject of a one-day leadership conference organized by Inside Higher Education that I attended in Washington DC on April 17. A nice summary of the conference can be … Continue reading

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Conference on Diversity and Inclusion

This month I attended the 2019 Diversity and Inclusion Conference here in Philadelphia. This two-day event included an academic think tank, designed directly for dean, directors, faculty, and Diversity and Inclusion practitioners. The think tank was subdivided into groups, each … Continue reading

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Limited Edition GenEd Classes

Choosing GenEd courses Students can choose from a variety of classes to satisfy requirements in each of the breath areas of Temple GenEd. The current inventory of GenEd comprises over 140 classes.  Their is even an online course search tool to help … Continue reading

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