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The Absent Professor: Rethinking Collaboration In Tutorial Sessions, Arianne Baker, Kristi Girdharry, Rebecca Katz, Meesh Mccarthy Jan 2010

The Absent Professor: Rethinking Collaboration In Tutorial Sessions, Arianne Baker, Kristi Girdharry, Rebecca Katz, Meesh Mccarthy

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

This article examines the relationships among the student, tutor, and professor as played out in tutorial sessions. It is an extension of our interactive presentation “The Absent Professor” at the 2010 Center for the Improvement of Teaching conference. This presentation discussed the different perspectives that students, tutors, and professors bring to the table; participants engaged in mock tutorial sessions to explore the complexities of this relationship. Using tutors' experiences from the conference and actual tutorial sessions, the article draws on both practice and theory in an attempt to arrive at an understanding of how the complicated and often complicating presence ...


Celebrating Student Scholars: An Introduction, Maureen A. Scully, Esther Kingston-Mann Sep 2008

Celebrating Student Scholars: An Introduction, Maureen A. Scully, Esther Kingston-Mann

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

The essays in this issue of Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge have received awards in The Kingston-Mann Student Achievement Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship. Written by undergraduate students who address deeply urgent and important issues, each essay possesses a clear, distinctive voice. The authors do not turn away from difficult questions and do not waffle, even when they are dealing with questions and data that are ambiguous or contradictory. Although faculty may be accustomed to academic articles rife with qualifiers, indirect points, jargon, and a limited concern for relevance, the essays included here are ...


Editor's Note: Microcosms Of Hope, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi Sep 2008

Editor's Note: Microcosms Of Hope, Mohammad H. Tamdgidi

Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge

When, as editor of this journal I thought of "student scholars" (rather than "students as scholars") as a part of the theme of the present issue of Human Architecture chronicling the award-winning papers of the Esther Kingston-Mann Student Achievement Awards for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion Scholarship, I meant to suggest that "student scholars" could be more diversely and inclusively defined and celebrated. It is a great achievement, personally, for students to be and to become serious scholars, but it is equally important, it seems to me, that their families, mentoring faculties, and supporting administrators also be "student" scholars, in ...