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NewsTrinity faculty talks failure

November 8, 2017301 min

A panel of five members of Trinity’s faculty from various departments shared their stories of failure in their lives to a group of approximately 30 students. The panel was organized by the Student Success Center with the hopes of helping students learn how to deal with failure. The panel consisted of Paula Hertel, professor of psychology, Katsuo Nishikawa, professor of political science, Brian Miceli, associate professor of mathematics, Diane Persellin, professor of music, and Alex...

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This past Friday, I had the opportunity to attend the University Curriculum Council (UCC) meeting regarding the addition of a “˜common time’ to the weekly class schedule. This proposed open period would last from 11:20 a.m.”“12:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and would provide more time for faculty to meet with each other and with students. Added side benefits include a guaranteed period in which students can eat lunch or meet with student organizations....

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Trinity University recently appointed Michael Fischer, professor of English, the first Janet S. Dicke Professor in Public Humanities. According to a Sept. 8 press release from the office of university marketing and communications, the university hopes the new distinction will reaffirm the importance of the humanities outside academia. Fischer, who specializes in modern literary criticism, earned the distinction primarily through his service to the university. “Fischer is a long-time member of the Trinity administration and faculty,”...

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At the end of the semester, students fill out an evaluation form for each professor, explaining what they liked about the class and what the professor could improve on. For some students, however, this is a semester-long job. The Tigers as Partners (TaP) program, which began in the spring of 2017, now has 10 students who sit in on classes and meet with professors once a week in order to provide their insight on how...