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Just Imagine…Truth Scores and Democracy

Text messaging has become a way for many organizations to notify their members of issues of importance. The use of automated “application to person” messaging campaigns can be highly effective. It has been widely used to get out the vote, to notify people of...

Collaborative Bonds

On the first day of class Professor Alan Nelson was going over the syllabus. “One of the unique things about this class is the discussion groups you will be in throughout the semester. I’ve carefully placed you in groups and you’ll be working together throughout...

Helping Groups Bond

Keith Burchett was the Director of the Summer Orientation program for freshmen. One special feature of the summer program was that he placed students together in groups of seven to experience all aspects of summer orientation together. Students really valued this...

Just Imagine…Striving for Equity (One)

Tom’s first sense of equity was spurred in elementary school. His school held an annual “march of dimes” in honor of President Franklin Roosevelt and to support polio research. Children would bring dimes to school. They would march around the hallway and then drop...

“Triple Play” Discussions in the Classroom

Consider the following imaginary scenario, in light of recent moves by a number of states to regulate what they perceive to be liberal bias in higher education. Dr. Oliver Madsen was appearing before his college’s General Education Curriculum Committee. The...