Author Archives: Matthew Pistilli

Good Principles for a Successful Semester

As we embark on another academic year, I think it’s important to consider how we can create the best environment for learning. In 1987, Chickering and Gamson put forth a brief article titled Seven Principles for Good Practice in Undergraduate … Continue reading

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To Flip or Not to Flip: Musings on Flipping the Classroom

Recently, you might have seen this infographic on flipping the classroom. If not, read through it, then come back to this post. Go ahead. I’ll wait. This post won’t make much sense otherwise (unless you’re already familiar with the concept of … Continue reading

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Student Redesign: Resources to help Students be Successful

In my previous post, I discussed how there exists a shared responsibility between the University and its students with regard to their success.  In this post, I’d like to share a list of resources to which students can be referred. … Continue reading

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Course redesign? Yes. Student redesign? Definitely.

We can redesign courses and work with faculty to alter pedagogy, but if we fail to teach students how to best succeed in our courses, our redesign efforts may be for naught. Continue reading

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