Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Feb 18, 2019
Students have better educational outcomes in courses taught by those who have "growth mind-sets" than those who believe intelligence is fixed. For minority students, achievement gaps are cut in half.
Jan 18, 2019
The online course provider launches a slew of programs aimed at health care professionals, but observers wonder if the credentials will stand out in a crowded space.

Surveys

Survey reveals their thoughts on Me Too (nearly half have seen complaints of harassment by professors in last year), the liberal arts (many are worried), criteria for program cuts (they don't favor just counting number of majors), general education, textbook costs, civility and more.

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July 6, 2011
At MIT, professors grapple with how to teach students to communicate about numbers in clear English.
July 6, 2011
Her college's choice for its common reading for freshmen prompts Carolyn Foster Segal to ask: What is the point?
July 5, 2011

For a college president, Michael Schneider of McPherson College spends an awful lot of time talking about horsing around on playground equipment.

It's not because he's immature, though at the age of 37 he is one of the youngest college presidents in the country. It's because "jumping off swings" is Schneider's metaphor for entrepreneurship -- students shouldn't be afraid to take risks, just like they did as children -- an idea he hopes will seep into every corner of McPherson.

June 27, 2011
One of the most diverse foreign language programs in the country is at a community college in New Jersey.
June 23, 2011
As classroom devices proliferate, institutions look to campuswide adoptions to ease costs for students.
June 2, 2011

Universities will develop better business professionals if they do a better job of integrating components of a liberal arts education into business school curriculums, argues a new report by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

June 1, 2011
A community college examines courses with the highest failure rates, and changes a series of policies.
May 24, 2011
Report finds wide gaps in earning power of different majors. Women and minorities cluster in programs that don't pay off.
May 24, 2011
Georgetown College in Kentucky will attempt what may well be a first: a postsecondary foreign language immersion option for its general education courses.
May 19, 2011

Steve Allred, a provost, reflects on having taught freshmen for the first time in his career.

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