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Author: Carrie Klaus

Dean of Faculty and Professor of Modern Languages (French), DePauw University

A Weekend In Revolution: Experiencing “Reacting to the Past” as a Student

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Report from the 2017 Reacting to the Past winter conference held at the University of Georgia, January 13-14, 2017.

by Carrie Klaus, Dean of the Faculty, and Professor of Modern Languages, French,  and Allison Roehling, Assistant Professor of Economics and Management

The Reacting to the Past (“Reacting”) game-based curriculum, which has been around since the late 1990s, is credited with enhancing student engagement and skills in teamwork, critical thinking, oral communication, problem-solving, and integrative learning [1]. At the Reacting winter conference held at the University of Georgia in January, faculty and administrators experienced a Reacting game first-hand and spoke with instructors with experience teaching with Reacting across the country, as well as with former student participants. Read More A Weekend In Revolution: Experiencing “Reacting to the Past” as a Student

The Joint Meeting of the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) and the Phi Beta Kappa Society

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ACAD & PBK 2016 Joint Meeting

Report from the Joint Meeting of the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) and the Phi Beta Kappa Society (Milwaukee, June 23-25, 2016)
by Carrie Klaus, Dean of Faculty and Professor of Modern Languages (French)

 

The Liberal Arts Are Not In Crisis… And So What If They Are?

Are the liberal arts in crisis?  Dr. Georgia Nugent, President Emerita of Kenyon College and interim president of The College of Wooster, responded with a resounding “No!” at a recent joint meeting of the American Conference of Academic Deans and Phi Beta Kappa Society. Read More The Joint Meeting of the American Conference of Academic Deans (ACAD) and the Phi Beta Kappa Society