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Economics department to proctor exams as adherence to honor code wanes

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As students' adherence to the Middlebury honor code wanes, the entire economics department will start proctoring exams to catch cheaters.

Academic rigor lacking but not dead, study says

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The state of academic rigor and student engagement in the classroom isn't in a total state of decay, but there is plenty to be desired, study suggests.

Researcher casts doubt on plagiarism detection software Turnitin's efficacy claims

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Did the plagiarism detection software Turnitin cut "unoriginal writing" by almost 40 percent? Not so fast, one researcher says.

Study examines impact of major vs. impact of college prestige on women's earnings

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For women, and especially disadvantaged women, what they study may be more important than where they study -- if they aspire to close the pay gap with men.

McGill professor manages to turn down student request and gain popularity

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McGill professor -- petitioned by students to extend a paper deadline -- makes them laugh while turning them down.

Lecturer's email about not calling off classes provokes discussion

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Email from Berkeley lecturer to his students draws praise for his comments on the value of education -- and some criticism for his refusal to honor a picket line.

Researchers cast doubt about early warning systems' effect on retention

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In two separate analyses, researchers cast doubt about claims made by Purdue on the impact of its early-warning system on retention.

Despite new studies, flipping the classroom still enjoys widespread support

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Despite a seemingly critical new study, the debate about flipping the classroom still tends to favor those in support.

Online course providers increasingly using the term 'learning experience'

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Freed from the confines of classrooms, lectures and semesters, online education providers are increasingly using the term "learning experience."

 

Study documents how much students text during class

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More than 90 percent of students admit to using their digital devices for non-class activities during class, study finds.

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