Deborah J. Cohan

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June 2, 2020
What’s needed to make a campus safe now is at odds with the experiences people crave, argues Deborah J. Cohan, and institutions are making decisions about the fall based on magical thinking.
March 20, 2020
Many faculty members are so preoccupied with how to set up an online class that it's as if the big, important questions have gone missing, argues Deborah J. Cohan. We must also model for students how and what to prioritize.
February 11, 2020
Deborah J. Cohan used to spend hours upon hours laboriously marking up papers. But now, she's learned better.
December 5, 2019
Deborah J. Cohan shares lessons she's learned that have helped her write more regularly and publish more often.
August 21, 2019
Must mandatory diversity and antiharassment trainings consistently conjure up dread, sarcasm and contempt? Deborah J. Cohan suggests some improvements.
April 30, 2019
In teaching, we can embrace the ways that rage is a legitimate response to felt injustices and draw on it as a sort of compass and wellspring of creativity, writes Deborah J. Cohan.
January 17, 2019
Something is seriously lost when we as academics can’t connect back to ourselves, the world and what truly matters, writes Deborah J. Cohan.
October 23, 2018
Deborah J. Cohan had the preconceived idea that certain conditions needed to be met for her sabbatical to be fulfilling and meaningful, but she's learned how to tame her expectations.
July 17, 2018
Strong professors believe it is worth holding their students to high standards, argues Deborah J. Cohan, and that they can, in fact, be tough as well as supportive in the classroom.
January 16, 2018
To offer extra credit or not to offer extra credit? Deborah J. Cohan explains why, after years of not offering it, she's changed her mind.


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