Let’s Play a Game: College STEM Meets Gamification

Badges, leaderboards and other game elements are familiar in K-12 classrooms, but more university courses are embracing learning through gaming.

Affirmation, and Financial Boost, for University of the People

The $3.8 million Yidan Prize awarded to the founder of the free, online university will fund AI tools to help advisers assist students and a new general studies program.

Can Interim ‘Troubleshooter’ Presidents Turn Universities Around?

U.K. universities, in increasingly dire financial straits, are turning to experienced hands to steady the ship. But is short-termism really what institutions need?

New on the Job: Q&A With Julie Payne-Kirchmeier, VP for Student Success, Indiana University

In her inaugural role, Payne-Kirchmeier is responsible for leading a united vision for student success across Indiana University’s seven campuses and two regional centers.

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We Are All Hoarders Now

Scott McLemee reviews Chip Colwell’s So Much Stuff.

Happy (?) First Birthday to ChatGPT

ChatGPT has introduced new tensions to professors’ dual roles as educators and assessors, Jeremy Davis writes.


3 Questions on Higher Ed’s Past and Future for Yale’s Charles Bailyn

A conversation on university change with a professor who graduated in 1981 from where he teaches today.

Are Adult Students Obtaining Bachelor’s Degrees After Transferring?

Study findings suggest no difference in the likelihood of graduating between nontraditional-aged or first-generation community college transfer students.

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Indecision About AI in Classes Is So Last Week

Professors and administrators from five major public universities provide advice on how to get moving ahead with AI in the classroom right now.

Reconfiguring the Ph.D.

William Acree describes his university’s attempt to introduce a new, highly transdisciplinary cohort model for incoming graduate students.


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