Teaching First-Year College Students
by Bette LaSere Erickson, Calvin B. Peters, and Diane Weltner Strommer
Experience has shown that students arriving on campus for the first time flourish when they feel welcomed, challenged, and supported. However, If they feel abandoned and overwhelmed, they escape to a place that is more comfortable and affirming. Read more.
This academic year’s recipient of the Johnson Center for Creative Teaching and Learning Excellence in Teaching Award is Tim Shannon, who holds the position of Department Chair and Professor of History. Tim Shannon stands out for his conscientious and highly effective teaching, while maintaining an active research agenda and providing significant service to the college.
Professor Shannon teaches Early American, Native American, and British history. His most recent books are The Seven Years’ War in North America: A Brief History with Documents (Bedford, 2014), and with David N. Gellman, American Odysseys: A History of Colonial North America (Oxford, 2014). His book Indians and Colonists at the Crossroads of Empire: The Albany Congress of 1754 (Cornell, 2000) won the Dixon Ryan Fox Prize from the New York State Historical Association Read more.
Dr. Julia Hendon
P: (717) 337-6188
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
or by appointment
P: (717) 337-6341
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It’s the first day of class. You walk into the classroom. Ten, fifteen, thirty young people await you. More trickle in as they find their way to the depths of Plank or the upper reaches of Briedenbaugh. They settle in, maybe even pull out a notebook and pen, and make sure their phone is within easy reach. You clear your throat and all those faces turn to you. Now what? Read more.
Members of the Board are always interested in hearing from you. Please feel free to contact them with your suggestions, questions, or creative ideas.
Johnson Teaching Grant
Oct. 20; Feb. 20
JCCTL Department/Program Funding
Johnson Creative Teaching Technology Assistance Program
Oct. 15; Jan. 15; Mar. 15
Johnson Creative Teaching Summer Fellowship
Johnson Information Literacy Grant
Nov 22, 2015