Joe Murphy: On Professional Development, Teaching, and Virtually Connecting
By: Kristi DePaul
"So a music professor and a chemistry professor are trading teaching tips, and..."
Sound like the beginning of a joke? At Kenyon College, the only thing funny about faculty interaction across disciplines, perhaps, is how swiftly it's taken hold. (Academia doesn't exactly have a reputation for rapid movement.)
There's no punchline in this case, however. It's the opening to an actual story about how faculty members are swapping ideas, best practices, and helping one another to solve an array of teaching challenges in fields they've perhaps never studied.