Engaging First-Year Students
Engaging First-Year Students
by Sara Campbell

By examining local slave bills of sale, an English professor’s students gain a more concrete and more human perspective on the history of slavery and freedom.


by Alexandria M. Egler

A religious studies professor engages her students in the intersections of politics and religion by comparing Civil War-era correspondence and contemporary coverage of the 2012 election.


by Deborah Mutnick

An English professor discusses how inspired her students were by the subjects and collections in the archives, which led to better research papers in her first-year composition course.


by Jody R. Rosen

An English professor highlights four aspects of her first-year learning community that improved student engagement: collaboration with archives staff, scaffolded assignments, place-based learning, and interactive technology.


by Sara Campbell

By examining local slave bills of sale, an English professor’s students gain a more concrete and more human perspective on the history of slavery and freedom.


by Alexandria M. Egler

A religious studies professor engages her students in the intersections of politics and religion by comparing Civil War-era correspondence and contemporary coverage of the 2012 election.


by Deborah Mutnick

An English professor discusses how inspired her students were by the subjects and collections in the archives, which led to better research papers in her first-year composition course.


by Jody R. Rosen

An English professor highlights four aspects of her first-year learning community that improved student engagement: collaboration with archives staff, scaffolded assignments, place-based learning, and interactive technology.