Tag Archives: higher education

WHY: The Creative Question

By John Dexter Marble, Ph.D., J.D., Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma Exploring questions with divergent answers is the heart of the creative enterprise.  The uncertainty associated with a variety of insights from different … Continue reading

The Confession of an ISTJ

by Dr. Gary L. Grady, Psychology Instructor, Connors State College “Hello. I’m Gary and I’m an ISTJ.” Those who are familiar with types, based on the theories of Jung and the work of Myers and Briggs, know that means I am a … Continue reading

Review: Colgrass Creativity Workshop

by Jeff King, Executive Director, Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning Dr. Michael Colgrass, Pulitzer Prize-winning and Emmy Award-winning author and composer, conducted a workshop on creativity Tuesday morning, March 5, 2013, at the University of Central Oklahoma as part … Continue reading

Overcoming Fear to Teach Creatively

by Tamara Davis, Department of English, Northern Oklahoma College Fear.  It is such a powerful word.  It is often the deterrent to innovative practice in the classroom.  It is easy to study innovative best practice and much more difficult to … Continue reading

On Pioneering the Road Already Traveled: Assessment and Accountability

by Steven Harmon Wilson, Dean of Academic Assessment, Tulsa Community College Among the DaVinci Institute’s purposes is to recommend ways to leverage the state’s ample intellectual, cultural, and social resources to promote creativity in Oklahoma. To this end, I was recently tasked … Continue reading

Cultivating Learner Creativity in an Age of Information Overload

Jeff King, Exec. Dir., Center for Excellence in Transformative Teaching & Learning, University of Central Oklahoma The ease of access to information possessed by the average American student of almost any age today would be unimaginable to teachers only three decades ago. … Continue reading

What I Teach

Felix J. Aquino, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Oklahoma City Community College Although my day job is being an administrator at Oklahoma City Community College, at least once a year I like to try my hand at teaching a course … Continue reading

I am a Critical Pedagogue

by Amy Aldridge Sanford, Associate Professor of Communication, Northwest Oklahoma State University To be a critical pedagogue requires constant evaluation of the teaching and learning spaces in which one can affect change.  It means knowing the enrollees’ names in a … Continue reading

Why Creativity Matters and What We Can Do About It

by Felix J. Aquino, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Oklahoma City Community College In recent years there has been much debate over the role of colleges and universities in society. In particular, some commentators have contended that higher education should … Continue reading

Why College Education Matters

by Gary Davidson, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Association of Community Colleges Recently some critics of higher education have manufactured some research to tell us that a college education is not worth the price anymore. Funny how those that think higher education … Continue reading