Trends and Issues in Higher Ed


May 1, 2014

Preparing globally-engaged leaders

In our increasingly interconnected world, UW graduates will need to navigate the complexities of working with multidisciplinary teams and engaging with communities other than their own.1 In this environment, effective communication and collaboration require more than tolerance or respect for difference; knowledge about the world and practice partnering across boundaries will serve our graduates well…

March 1, 2013

To tweet or not to tweet

Dr. Alissa Ackerman, Assistant Professor of Social Work at UW Tacoma—a 2012 UW Tacoma Tech Fellow—has used Twitter in and out of the classroom to engage students in a broad conversation about criminal justice issues. How she did it Twitter: “Setting up Twitter was the easy part for all. Operating Twitter was a little more…

Keep students on track with “electronic nudges”

Tracey Haynie, Lecturer in Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at UW Tacoma, is putting students’ mobile devices to work for a good cause. To help her online pre-calculus and introductory statistics classes stay on track and motivated, she piloted a tool called Persistence Plus, which gives students electronic ‘nudges’ via their mobile device — about due…

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