Category Archives: Totidem Verbis

Staying Connected

Ways to stay connected have increased over the past few years. It is easier to connect with students through student email, through announcements in Brightspace, through texting, even through a Facebook group. It would follow that it is easy to stay connected as faculty. My focus for this totidem verbis – in these words – […]

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Info You Need – In Just a Few Words

Commencement Commencement is a significant accomplishment in the lives of our students, one which we look forward to celebrating with them. If at all possible, please join us for this milestone occasion. During the ceremony, they look for you, their professors, who helped them in the journey. Here is the info for spring commencement ceremonies: […]

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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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Totidem Verbis – In These Words, Thankful!

How wonderful and how timely in the busyness of our lives that we have set aside a time for thanksgiving. Close to the top of my list of those for whom I am thankful are you, our adjunct faculty. Thank you for your investment in the lives of our students. Thank you for your commitment […]

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Grading: Ministry or Misery?

You may find it odd to have the words ministry and grading juxtaposed in the same sentence. I did. However, after reading this article, I understood. As an instructor, what is your approach to grading? Your attitude about grading? Do you enjoy hearing yourself expound on the interesting characteristics of your academic content or sharing […]

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Higher Purpose for Higher Ed

Our theme for this year is A Higher Purpose in Higher Education. In pondering this theme, I was reminded of the following verse from 1 Corinthians 15:58 (AMP): Therefore, my beloved brothers and sisters, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord [always doing your best and doing more than is needed], […]

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