Blogs

  • Leveling the Playing Field

    Posted May 15, 2015 by Bob Ertischek

    Adjunct Perspectives for Faculty and Administration   Last year, at the NISOD International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, I attended a couple of sessions dealing with adjunct faculty issues from the perspective of those hiring and training adjuncts. Through these present...

  • A TRIBUTE TO BOB ERTISCHEK.

    Posted February 17, 2015 by Robert Ostrow

    When I was accepted to Profology by Bob Eristischek I had no idea what I was doing or would I be compatible with other people. When I started teaching as an Adjunct Professor, my idea, was to bring some sense and reality into the classroom. Bob was a gentle force in helping me get acclimated to one ...

  • TEACHING FACTS OR THEORIES. WHICH IS MORE BENEFICIAL TO THE STU

    Posted February 14, 2015 by Robert Ostrow

    In the world of sociological training, I have noticed through the years, that students; are afraid to branch out and articulate ideas in the classroom or in their written work. Instead we have the notion that an absolute fact is the way to teach a skill and just leave the student with static informa...

  • FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IS ESSENTIAL IN A UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENT.

    Posted February 10, 2015 by Robert Ostrow

    Recently a professor at an American university, sued the school because the freedom of expression by the educator were extremely curtailed. The faculty member in question had led a protest against the administration, because of questionable budget cuts, that led to certain faculty positions and staf...

  • PROFESSORS ARE ONLY HUMAN.

    Posted February 5, 2015 by Robert Ostrow

    Awhile back a great professor at Wayne State University died of Cancer and we miss her very much. A traditonal sociologist, she researched the quality of life, of senior citizens living in society. Her work was beyond the so-called scholarly type, because she analyzed real people and not just theore...

  • TEACHING A MENTALLLY CHALLENGED PERSON ENGLISH THROUGH SOCIOLOG

    Posted January 20, 2015 by Robert Ostrow

    Hello everyone Robert is back with a summary of what I am doing these days. I am teaching English to a Mexican middle  age man through sociology. I have been doing this for about nine months now and we are making very good progress. The volllunteer course is based on Dr. Howard Becker's book on...

  • Best Practices in College Teaching

    Posted October 18, 2014 by Larry Marsh

    Tom Drummond of North Seattle Community College has compiled a collection of 12 practices that constitute excellence in college teaching. Using a series of bullet points, he explores: Lecture Practices Group Discussion Triggers Thoughtful Questions Reflective Responses to Learner Contributions...

  • Saying Goodbye to the Classroom

    Posted August 27, 2014 by Bob Ertischek

    For the first time in about 10 years I will not be in the classroom when the semester starts. I want to quickly reflect on what I’ll miss and what I won’t.What I’ll miss: Students. I’ll really miss getting to know them and I’ll miss interacting with them and learning...

  • UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR ADMINISTRATION READY TO LOCK OUT FACULTY

    Posted July 4, 2014 by Robert Ostrow

    Happy fourth of July. I was reading the Windsor Star newspaper and have learned that labor trouble at the Canadian universtity threatens to affect the education of its students. In a blog awhile back I wrote about the troubles between the administration of the university and its professors. We live ...

  • INDIAN YOUNG PROFESSIONALS RESPECT EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE FRO

    Posted July 3, 2014 by Robert Ostrow

    In talking to a number of Indian engineering and computer scientists, these highly trained individuals, give the utmost respect to those people who are older then them. An older person with more experience at life and knowledge will be listened to if the older person has something to say. I have tal...