As universities were transitioning to distance learning, many of us had to consider how to continue to support our undergraduate research mentees.

Lessons Learned from Mentoring Undergraduate Research this Summer

Salient Practices of Undergraduate Research Mentoring This past March, as universities were transitioning to distance learning, in addition to figuring out how to teach our classes remotely, many of us had to consider how to continue to support our undergraduate…

Section three graphic illustration by Sam Hester

The Power of Partnership, Section 3: Growing Partnership

Lucy Mercer-Mapstone and I started The Power of Partnership to explicitly explore some of the unexamined challenges and bumps-in-the-road of partnership. So, why do we include a whole section titled, “Growing Partnership” (Section 3)? Many critical pedagogues write about both challenging power…

Section two graphic illustration

The Power of Partnership, Section Two: The Interstices

Section 2 of The Power of Partnership is called “Intersections.” Sam Hester’s opening illustration for the section fully embraces this theme. She visually disrupts boundaries and juxtaposes apparent opposites, suggesting that the space where those opposites meet — the “and”…

Rather than serve as immovable barriers to our work, disagreements have the potential to push our teaching and learning together into newer, more creative, or more transparent spaces. 

Generative Disagreements in Student-Faculty Partnerships

Recently, colleagues at Elon discussed two new publications in the Center for Engaged Learning’s Open Access Book Series: Pedagogical Partnerships and The Power of Partnership. Folks in these conversations repeatedly returned to the challenge of working through the disagreements that…

Pedagogical Partnerships Interview with Authors

To celebrate the release of Pedagogical Partnerships: A How-To Guide for Faculty, Students, and Academic Developers in Higher Education (Cook-Sather, Bahti, & Ntem 2019), I spoke to the authors about their experience practicing and writing about pedagogical partnerships.  We started…