Teaching

Does 'Value Added' Add Value?

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Listen to some critics of higher education, and you'll hear constant calls for more accountability and assessment.

Frayed Relationships

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A new book says foundations and educational institutions don't always see each other in the best light -- but both sides want better cooperation.

The 'Great Divide' in Religious Studies

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When it comes to introductory courses in religion and theology, the big division isn't a question of faith, but of priorities. 

Students want lots of discussion in class sessions and they want to learn facts about religious groups. They also want to become better people. Professors aren't opposed to any of those things, but they are much more interested in teaching critical thinking. While the numbers vary, the gap between students' and professors' goals for these courses is evident at both religious and non-religious institutions.

From Bad to Worse for David Horowitz

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Pennsylvania panel strips language he liked and affirms that students aren't oppressed for political views. He decries "cabal" for "stealing" report.

Yes, Please Offend Me (But Thanks for Checking)

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Idaho professor asks students to sign acknowledgement that films in his courses might upset them. Are waivers good for academic freedom?

The Need for Another Sputnik

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The U.S. public doesn't yet share academic leaders' belief in the importance of math and science education, poll suggests.

Students' Complaints, Professors' Rights

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A seemingly innocuous policy change at the City University of New York has faculty leaders worried that their institution -- which has not been front and center in the battles over David Horowitz's "Academic Bill of Rights" -- may end up giving the conservative activist a victory, at their expense.

Toward Integrative Learning

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Educators consider how to better connect the courses and concepts they teach undergraduates.

Bias Seen in Bias Studies

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New analysis questions legitimacy of slew of reports finding that professors' liberal inclinations create classroom unfairness.

New Questions on Student Evaluations

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Analysis of reviews involving 50,000 enrollments finds correlations in all the wrong places.

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