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Springborg, Martin – Thought & Action, 2013
"Teaching and Learning" is a photographic essay that the author began in 2005, as a photography instructor at Inver Hills Community College near Minneapolis-St. Paul. At that time, the author gave his students and himself an assignment: to document their lives and the lives of their peers outside the safe confines of their studio…
Descriptors: Photography, Essays, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Dierking, Kirsten – Thought & Action, 2010
In this article, the author shares how she designs fun and fascinating western humanities courses at a community college in Minnesota. Using the example provided by many excellent past instructors, and through numerous late-night research sessions, she began to develop techniques and exercises that would help her achieve her goals in the…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Humanities, Humanities Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Pogorelskin, Alexis – Thought & Action, 2005
Alexis Pogorelskin, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota Duluth and chair of the History Department, recounts her experience in 2004 after making a controversial comment in her History of the Holocaust and 20th Century Russia class. Her comment was in reference to President Bush making no mention in the 2000 campaign about the…
Descriptors: History Instruction, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Political Attitudes, Political Influences
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Johnson, Willie James – Thought & Action, 1997
Reports on a survey of Minnesota's African-American community college faculty concerning their own employment situations and the reasons why the recruitment and retention of African-American faculty have not been successful overall despite two decades of affirmative action. Looks at social and psychological barriers to increasing diversity, and…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Black Teachers, College Environment, College Faculty
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Truax, Anne; And Others – Thought and Action, 1989
An article and three responses on sexual harassment in higher education are presented: "Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: What We've Learned" (Anne Truax); "Who Is Responsible for Sexual Harassment?" (Barbara G. Taylor); "The Feminist-Unionist Dilemma" (Sherna Berger Gluck); and "Sexual Harassment and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Court Litigation, Due Process, Faculty College Relationship