In my talks with St. Mary’s University of Minnesota business professor Shelly McCallum and recent graduate Erik Qvale over the benefits of a flipped classroom, I learned that it’s actually more work — for both faculty and students — than the average class. In flipped classrooms, students watch lecture videos and read texts to prepare Read more →
This (lightly edited) announcement from the university: Saint Mary’s 10th president, Brother Peter Clifford, dies Brother Peter Clifford, FSC, the 10th president of Saint Mary’s University, died Tuesday at De La Salle Hall in Lincroft, N.J. A dedicated educational visionary and financial steward, Brother Peter served as president of Saint Mary’s from 1976 to 1984, Read more →
A lot has been written about the concept of “flipped” classrooms, in which students watch lectures and do readings before class so they can spend class time applying the material they’ve learned. To me it’s seems like a common-sense approach that provides obvious benefits: better-informed conversations and more efficiency in addressing students’ questions and reinforcing Read more →
With the usual rankings-related caveats in mind, I was drawn to this little article in U.S. News & World Report on which schools are ranked higher by high-school counselors than their peers. St. Mary’s University of Minnesota topped the list of colleges with a greater repuation among counselors than of peer colleges. It had the Read more →
“Many first-year writing classes are taught by graduate students, 90 percent of them English literature graduate students who have no experience in teaching English as a second language.” — ESL expert Dana Ferris at a recent St. Mary’s University conference on handling college students whose native language is not English.
Aided by a $2 million anonymous gift, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is in the final stages of purchasing the $2.75 million Minneapolis’ Harrington Mansion and Events Center on Park Avenue next to the university’s Schools of Graduate and Professional Programs. University officials said in a press release they’ll use it to expand St. Mary’s Read more →
I’ve been set to post a Huffington Post list of haunted campuses, which included St. Mary’s University of Minnesota and its Heffron Hall. (Still on that Halloween groove.) The Post makes it sound juicy: In 1915, Bishop Patrick Heffron was shot to death in a chapel on St. Mary’s campus by a bitter Father Lesches, Read more →