Reflections on Student Success

Submitted by Jasmine Coleman, Chemistry A large part of my goals as an instructor involve the person that my student is becoming rather than solely the knowledge that my students seek to gain from the course. These goals include my students recognizing the way they...

Reflections on Student Success

Submitted by Jeremy Morris, English A few years ago, I had the opportunity to join one of Harper’s first Communities of Practice. Our CoP focused on creating a model of extended development in Reflective Teaching and Pedagogical Philosophy. It gave us the opportunity...

Reflections on Student Success

Submitted by Olivia Barker, World Languages I was a student for so long I thought I’d never forget what it was like to be one. Fading memory aside, I’ve also had to acknowledge that my experience isn’t the same as everyone else’s. Understanding my students and that...

Reflections on Student Success

Submitted by Julie Jordan, Math I started working at Harper 20 years ago in the mathematics department after having taught high school for nine years. I used to just come to the college at night, teach my classes, and have no real interactions with people at Harper...

Reflections on Student Success

Submitted by Crystal Pierce, Biology A few years ago I had the opportunity to join one of the Communities of Practice at Harper College. Our CoP was unique in that we were all adjunct faculty coming together to create a model for extended professional development....