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Monthly Archives: September 2011
If we define critical thinking as it is expressed here: “Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as … Continue reading
Below are a few questions to think on between now and Thursday: Do you have enough time to read in your field? Would you take time to read in your field if you had the time? Do you have time … Continue reading
This coming week will be a busy one for the faculty senate, as we have our first meeting on Tuesday and the general faculty meeting on Thursday. Among the topics to be covered are these: (1) class size at UTM … Continue reading
Gordon Gee, traveling University President, erstwhile at Vandy and now at Ohio State, says in the article linked below; that campuses must generate ideas of relevance to their communities and the world, to remain viable. Think about it. In a … Continue reading
The ongoing narrative that is UT Martin will get a little richer today, as we honor Jessie Arnold Pryor and Beverly Polk Echols, the first African American student and the first African American graduate, of the then, UTM Branch. Last … Continue reading
UT is justifiably proud that the race barrier was broken in 1961 and that UTM was the one to do it; and in that spirit, tonight the Chancellor’s Staff will have a celebratory dinner to mark the fiftieth anniversary and … Continue reading
College Rankings The US News and World Report Magazine University Rankings are out and UTM is tied for 49th among masters granting, southern regional institutions. It is tough to know what to make of such rankings, especially if you know … Continue reading
I was recently given the assignment to write my thoughts on what Universities can do to help assure student engagement, and since I have been involved in that at UTM for the last seven years; it was a matter of … Continue reading
As it was with Hitler, Stalin and others, 9/11 stretched our understanding of how far people can stray from goodness…it is our assignment to stretch it the other way. I don’t know about you, even though I know we are … Continue reading
Yesterday afternoon, I, along with trustees Betty Ann Tanner and Janet Wilbert, met with the Chancellor, the Vice Chancellors, the SGA President – Alex Wilson and SGA representative – Teresa Fowler, from 2 pm until 4 pm in the Chancellor’s … Continue reading