Rob Jenkins, M.A.

Associate Professor of English, Georgia Perimeter College

Best known for his popular “Two-Year Track” columns in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Rob Jenkins, M.A.,  has earned a national reputation as an advocate for community colleges and as an authority on two-year college issues. During his 26-year career at two-year schools he has served as a part-time faculty member, a full-time faculty member, a department chair, an academic dean, and a program director. A frequent speaker at colleges and universities across the country, he currently serves as Associate Professor of English at Georgia Perimeter College, a large, multi-campus, urban/suburban community college in Atlanta.

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Academic Freedom and Free Speech: What You Need to Know

Academic Freedom and Free Speech: What You Need to Know

Academic freedom might give college and university professors license to say (or write) most anything they please, but there are limits. And crossing over those boundaries can invite serious repercussions. This seminar will familiarize you with the state of the law and legal definitions of academic freedom and free speech, as well as steps you can take to protect yourself or your faculty and staff.


Cheating: A Legal Primer Toolkit for Faculty & Administrators

Cheating: A Legal Primer Toolkit for Faculty & Administrators

Cheating strikes at the core of your school’s integrity.  It creates an unethical environment among your students, and ultimately diminishes the quality and reputation of your institution. In this seminar, conducted by two experts in the field of academic cheating, we cut through the legalese and give you practical advice on combating cheating on campus.


Confronting Cheating: A Legal Primer and Tool Kit

Confronting Cheating: A Legal Primer and Tool Kit

There are many approaches to preventing cheating. This 30-page white paper describes how syllabus statements, experience-based questions, and certain grading methods can deter cheating. It also offers advice on how you can – and cannot-- confront suspected cheaters.


How Administrators Can Avoid Social Media Landmines

How Administrators Can Avoid Social Media Landmines

More and more, social media are making their presence felt on campus – not just outside the classroom but inside it, as well. Social media, while rich in pedagogical opportunity, are also fraught with risks that no institution, faculty member or administrator can afford to ignore. How can you take advantage of these enlivening, empowering social channels … while avoiding the liability that comes from their misuse?


How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills?

How Can I Help Students Develop Critical Thinking Skills?

Developing critical thinking skills is the real business of higher education – teaching students to analyze and dissect every idea, ruminate about it, and arrive at thoughtful, informed opinions. This fast, focused program will show you how to incorporate active learning components into every aspect of your courses, from lectures to labs, from writing assignments to tests.


How Can I Transform My Tests into Learning Tools?

How Can I Transform My Tests into Learning Tools?

Tests and other assessments are effective tools for determining how well students  learned (and how well you taught) earlier in the semester. But they don’t really do much to help students learn in the present, or as the semester progresses. This fast, focused program will provide you with an assortment of tools and techniques to promote better learning.


Managing Legal Risks of Service Learning/Civic Engagement

Managing Legal Risks of Service Learning/Civic Engagement

Service learning and civic engagement programs can create several legal risks at your school. These hazards include possible physical injury to students traveling off campus and confidentiality breaches.  Most legal problems are avoidable if you are prepared. This training seminar on CD shows you how to protect your service learning/civic engagement programming from legal liability.


Managing Student Discipline Issues Legally and Effectively

Managing Student Discipline Issues Legally and Effectively

Whether you’re concerned about cheating or legal rights and responsibilities, a proactive approach helps stop problems before they start.  In this Magna Online Seminar on CD we show you how preparation makes the difference in classroom management.


Teaching Strategies that Improve Retention 4-pack

Teaching Strategies that Improve Retention 4-pack

Discover how you can help keep students engaged, encouraged and enrolled in this Magna 20 Minute Mentor 4-pack Teaching Strategies that Improve Retention.


What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention?

What Can I Do to Increase Student Retention?

It’s never a good feeling to learn that a student has left your class … or worse, left school altogether. Especially because it so often comes as a complete surprise; before you even realize they have a problem, they’re gone. We give you some powerful tools and techniques you can use to prevent these “unhappy endings,”


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