Author Archives: Sarah Cochran

A Love Ethic for OKWU Professors

A Love Ethic for OKWU Professors Sammy Davis Jr.  For those of you who may be among our younger faculty, Sammy Davis was a very popular African American actor, singer, dancer, stand-up comedian, and part of the famous Rat Pack in the 1950s-1970s. Those were not only important years for Hollywood but also for the […]

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Brightspace Groups

Brightspace Groups In Brightspace, the Groups tool can be used to create assignments and discussion forums that can only be accessed by group members. You can also restrict course content to certain groups. Note: If you are teaching an online class, groups, assignments, and forums will be preset, but you may need to modify group […]

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Seeking Student Success: Why Do You Grade Assignments?

Why do you grade? Really…at base, why? Is it because it’s part of your contract, because students expect to know how they did, you want students to know how they did, etc.? Why? There are likely multiple reasons you grade, but I want to focus on a too-often overlooked reason. Inspired by recent foolishness in […]

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Q&A with Samantha Peterson

What do you do here OKWU? I serve as the Associate Vice President of Enrollment! I get to work directly with the residential & AGS Admissions teams. What do you like most about working/teaching at OKWU? My favorite things about working & teaching at OKWU is that I get to do life with fellow believers. […]

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O Faculty to the Tune of O Tannenbaum

Dear Faculty, As I take a minute to reflect on you, our wonderful adjunct faculty, I am thankful. If we were together, I’d sing the following to the tune of “O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum!” to wish you a Merry, Merry Christmas and express my gratitude and appreciation! O Faculty! O Faculty! How lovely is your […]

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