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Practitioner’s Corner contains essays and commentary for practitioners who use evidence to improve learning.

February 22, 2016

Levels of Change in Higher Education

Levels of Change in Higher Education By Lisa Jasinski, Special Projects Coordinator in Academic Affairs at Trinity University   Recently I was asked to examine a challenge from my professional practice in greater depth. I found inspiration in an unlikely […]
May 22, 2015

Conversation About Faculty Development

Conversation About Faculty Development and “Knowing vs. Knowing How” By Charles Blaich and Kathleen Wise   In January 2015, we published a short essay on the Practitioners’ Corner about why it is so difficult to take what we read about […]
February 23, 2015

Teaching to Lead

Teaching to Lead By Charles Blaich and Kathleen Wise   Sometimes simple distinctions, like the oft repeated distinction between liberal arts education and vocational education, do not serve us well. As Craig Dykstra has pointed out, the term vocation does […]
January 22, 2015

Knowing vs. Knowing How

Knowing vs. Knowing How By Charles Blaich and Kathleen Wise   For over a decade, we have been working with faculty, staff, and administrators from colleges and universities to translate evidence into improved student learning. We are not higher education […]
April 15, 2014

Clear and Organized Teaching

Clear and Organized Teaching By Charles Blaich and Kathleen Wise   An April 14, 2014 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education referenced data on teaching clarity and organization that we presented first at an AAC&U meeting in January and […]