This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Rhonda Clough, assistant professor in the Agriculture department, and Joshua Henik, instructor in the Agriculture department. Introduction Agricultural professions have traditionally had a high level of occupational hazards.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2012, identified the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, & Hunting Industry as having the most […]

This post is an adaptation of slides from a keynote presentation for the 27th Annual Conference of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities given by Dr. Jimmy Reyes, Dean of Nursing, and Juanita Limas, Assistant Professor in the Math/Science Department. Session Objectives Demographics of US changing Latinos and STEM fields How are we addressing […]

This is a quick post to educators who want to further learn and explore the utility and practicality of Twitter.  The video above comes from TeacherCast, the Educational Broadcasting Network.  To access the video through their site, go to Also, another blog of note is Sue Beckingham’s Social Media 4 Us, which focuses on […]

This is the 2012-13 Mentor-Mentee Project developed by Sara Kepros, reading instructor specialist at Learning Services. College professors have reason to be concerned about their students’ abilities to successfully comprehend their course texts.  Students across the United States are leaving high school and entering college lacking the reading skills to succeed in their classes.  In […]

I’ve been using Twitter for several years as @slagoski23 and I have more recently started tweeting for KCELT @KCELTkirkwood (somebody else already had the @kcelt handle).  As a student, researcher, and teacher, I have found Twitter to be extraordinarily helpful for information, inspiration, and communication.  And once I started getting the hang of interacting on […]

This is the first of a two-part series based on my reflection of the Culturally Responsive Classroom pilot project, which ended last week Thursday.  I helped develop and co-facilitate this pilot project, which you can view at   The difference between the first and second parts of this blog series is that this one only […]