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Understanding the Assignment

Hi everyone! This is Amy from the Academic Success Center. For many people, September means returning to school. At Purdue University Global, two new terms begin in September. With this in mind, we thought a throwback to a previous blog post about understanding assignments by Kurtis Clements would be appropriate. This blogcast was previously published...

Reading on the Road

In the spring of 1988, I got married and, instead of a traditional honeymoon, spent the next four months vagabonding through Europe with my wife, Ann. We were both twenty-three, young by today’s standards to marry, but we were in love and ready for adventure. One of the great things about travelling and flitting about...

Teaching Students to Adapt to Change Makes Them Better Communicators and Professionals

In the past few years, the US workforce has gone through a shift in social norms, especially around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Citizens are demanding change through anti-racist work and increased inclusion in all areas of life, including the workplace. Professionalism is like any other part of society—it is not static but evolves...

Teaching Inclusive Communication and Evolving Language as a Professional Skill

“Oh TK, that’s just politically correct BS!” “Let me guess, we’re ‘woke’ in this class?” “I always use that word. It’s not a slur.” “Am I going to be ‘cancelled’ now?” “What about my First Amendment rights to say what I want?” Hello everyone! This is Teresa Kelly–TK–from the Department of Composition and WAC. Whenever...

Weighing the Books

Hey, everyone! This is Kurtis from the Writing Center. Given we are in the midst of the summer reading season, I thought a post that speaks to the power of books would be fitting and what came to mind was a post written by Chrissine Cairns that was originally published to an earlier version of...

Teaching in a Pandemic

Last March, I came home from a conference in Nashville on a strangely empty plane, the only one sitting in my row. Since my son was home for spring break the next week and I was looking forward to my annual basketball binge-watching, I didn’t comprehend how much COVID-19 would impact all of our lives...

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