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Creative Writing Pedagogy in the Two Year College: Lessons Learned and Literature Reviewed, Findings by a 35-year Teacher Abstract: A literature and best practice review and retrospective from 35 years of  applied community college teaching pedagogy looks at the heuristics of  the whole creative writing student as an eager learner and suggests the most efficient practices; prerequisites and classroom universal policies necessary to growth in creative writing ability.  Positive growth in creative writing students’ work in the genre’s is associated with particular student personality


For Faculty Free Speech, the Tide Is Turning

Thomas Sullivan and Lawrence White write about recent developments in academic freedom on college campuses and whether "whether faculty members at public colleges and universities enjoy protection against institutional retaliation for speaking out on matters of internal governance or public concern."  Read it here.

A Machiavellian Guide to Destroying Public Universities in 12 Easy Steps

Steven Ward, sociology professor at Western Connecticut State University, sees parallels between today's war on public education and Niccolo's advice in The PrinceRead it here.

Students learned more when their first in­struc­tor in a dis­ci­pline was not on the ten­ure track, as com­pared with those whose in­tro­duc­tory pro­fes­sor was tenured, ac­cord­ing to a new pa­per from Northwestern University.  Read The Chronicle of Higher Education article.


In a guest op-ed published in the Intelligencer and the Courier Times August 18, Michael Hennessey asks county residents to contact state legislators and county commissioners urging them to restore community college funding to the original intended shared levels. Read it here: