Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jun 14, 2018
Another AP history exam comes under scrutiny, with critics saying a proposed rewrite of the AP World History exam, focusing on events after 1450, is too Eurocentric.
Jun 11, 2018
An organization that supported technology efforts at liberal arts colleges has closed amid increased competition from groups offering similar services.

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June 14, 2018

Another AP history exam comes under scrutiny, with critics saying a proposed rewrite of the AP World History exam, focusing on events after 1450, is too Eurocentric.

June 8, 2018

Bicentennial of the classic inspires its selection as common reading for freshmen. Other selections this year highlight the impacts of science and technology, regional geography, and injustice in society.

May 31, 2018

Savannah State professors object to a new, unwritten policy judging their teaching effectiveness by how many D or F grades they give.

May 30, 2018

National Academies report urges program data transparency and a focus on core competencies.

May 24, 2018

Academe sees a new wave of faculty-student dating bans in the era of Me Too. 

May 22, 2018

Most institutions say they value teaching. But how they assess it tells a different story. University of Southern California has stopped using student evaluations of teaching in promotion decisions in favor of peer-review model. Oregon seeks to end quantitative evaluations of teaching for holistic model.

May 14, 2018

A student's protest of an acting professor's comments about her "short shorts" sparks conversations about dress codes -- and whether it's ever OK for faculty members to comment on students' attire.

May 14, 2018

Anne Dwyer's students questioned the idea of reading the novel, even in a course on Nabokov. Here is her explanation of why the work should be taught.

May 11, 2018

At an institution that prides itself on its use of technology, one professor goes in the opposite direction -- banning all electronic devices in his classes.

May 11, 2018

New findings: college students actually perform worse with access to digital course-planning platforms that show how previous students performed.

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June 11, 2018

An organization that supported technology efforts at liberal arts colleges has closed amid increased competition from groups offering similar services.

June 6, 2018

Science instructors share digital tools they use -- from virtual reality to 3-D printing -- to help students connect to the material.

June 6, 2018

We need to do better in making course materials available to cash-strapped undergraduates and letting them interact with the texts and ideas, Sheila Liming argues.

April 18, 2018

Engineering students in Michigan will troubleshoot circuits and then swap findings with students in Ireland to complete their projects.

March 21, 2018

These new technologies have much to offer colleges and their students, but if we are not careful how we incorporate them, the risks may outweigh the gains, Vincent Del Casino Jr. writes.

March 7, 2018

Face-to-face instruction is superior in so many ways, writes Christopher Schaberg.

April 12, 2017

The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

April 5, 2017

Elite U.S. and international programs are starting to offer online courses so they are more accessible and affordable -- and to attract new students to their campuses. 

April 5, 2017

Learners seek answers to basic questions, such as tuition costs and campus life, but most schools bury that information -- and many students haven't figured out how to find it.

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