Teaching

Inquiry or Indoctrination?

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Debate over first-year curriculum challenging "hegemony" at UC San Diego heats up as 2 graduate students lose their jobs.

A Very Scary Story

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After Virginia Tech shootings, San Jose State instructor stopped teaching course in response to student who wrote of killing professor.

Rejuvenating the Classroom

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Kentucky community colleges find benefits from teaching their instructors about learning.

Programming with Pictures

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User-friendly, 3-D animation software catches on in intro computer science courses as concerns about plummeting enrollments continue.

Cheating Across Cultures

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Case at Duke's business school highlights concerns over different definitions of academic integrity for students from different countries.

Economics Education 101

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Robert Frank discusses how "economic naturalism" helps teach basic concepts in introductory courses. With a podcast.

Greening the Lab

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Chemistry instruction changes as professors consider inputs and outputs of every reaction and teach an environmental ethos.

Faculty Gender and Student Performance

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Whether a professor is male or female has little to no effect on how a student performs in the class, study finds.

When Credentials Count

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Northeastern doesn't renew contracts for a dozen faculty members without terminal degrees as it expands tenure-track hiring.

Handling the 'Bad Apples'

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Department heads, accustomed to running their own meetings, mostly listened along with provosts, deans and other faculty members during a training workshop in Seattle this week geared toward advising academic leaders in the science, engineering and math fields on how to manage their divisions while keeping diversity in mind.

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