Teaching and Testifying: VP-Dean Ching's Administrator-Scholar-Activism

Teaching and Leading: About this Blog

November 02, 2020
When I learned that I had been selected for the position of Interim Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education this year, I was looking forward to a lot of things....But one thing I knew I would miss was teaching. I now understand that part of this job is actually teaching, at least how I interpret it anyway.

Point of View

April 26, 2021

The guilty-on-all-counts verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin, the former police officer who murdered George Floyd, has brought a great deal of relief, validation, and encouragement to many.  And yet its cathartic effect is also an indication of the work we still need to do for accountability to become the norm, rather than a historic exception.

SOTL: Taking the "Scholarship" Part Seriously

December 03, 2020
As long as there have been teachers, there have been thoughtful teachers. That’s not new. But the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, having been codified as a thing in higher education, is only about 20 years old. -Remarks from the 2020 SOTL Conference

Are We Measuring What We Think We're Measuring?

November 01, 2020
Remarks given at the 2020 Student Learning Outcomes Symposium, Exploring the Intersections of Assessment and Equity

Preparing Change Makers: Undergraduate Excellence

October 18, 2020
One of the things that not only excites but routinely impresses me is that, yes, our undergraduates want to be change makers, they want to change the world. But a lot of them don’t want to wait until they graduate to do it.