Teaching

Integrating International Faculty

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Researchers consider issues specific to foreign-born faculty and ways to help them adjust.

Rethinking Remedial Education

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In statewide effort, community colleges in California experiment with new models for "basic skills" instruction and student services.

'Business' by Any Other Name...

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Many liberal arts colleges have long struggled to balance increasing emphases on professional preparation with a core curriculum. Business, in particular, has been blooming.

But not without significant discussions at administrative and faculty levels about what that business education should look like -- and not without some aversion to calling the final products "business" programs.

Evolution of a Writing Program

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Dartmouth announces changes in its approach to teaching writing and speech.

Jury Sides With Blackboard in Patent Case

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Desire2Learn ordered to pay $3.1 million to learning software giant in infringement lawsuit that is hugely unpopular with college technology officials.

Tomorrow's Doctors: Less Empathetic Tomorrow Than Today

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“Is There Hardening of the Heart During Medical School?” asks a new study appearing in March’s Academic Medicine.

Seems so.

Students Prefer Intensive Courses

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Study compares their views on the same courses, taught with regular semester schedule and longer sessions over shorter time period. Students prefer latter.

If You Text in Class, This Prof Will Leave

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Syracuse professor takes a firm stance against what he views as disrespect. But his identification of students' ethnicity has some accusing him of rudeness.

The Foundations of General Education

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A college's new curriculum is designed for the much-changed student population it now serves -- largely low-income, minority "urban learners" (for lack, but not of trying, of a better term).

Scars in the Classroom

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A new book focuses on students who cut themselves -- and write about it for English class.

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