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Author discusses new book on interdisciplinarity

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Author discusses new book that considers both the positive and negative impacts of an interdisciplinary approach.

New books focus on reforming graduate education, managing the graduate school experience

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New books set out agendas for both professors and students on how to change the experience and career paths.

U of Central Florida increases class sizes with live-streamed lectures

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U of Central Florida is using lecture-capture technology to enroll more students than can fit in its classrooms. But is a live stream a sufficient replacement for a face-to-face lecture?

Exploring JumpCourse, an alternative online education provider

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Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former professor finds that a course lacks rigor and sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.

Duke U freshmen object graphic novel depicting lesbian relationships

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Duke U freshmen say a celebrated graphic novel depicting lesbian sex and relationships shouldn't have been included on their recommended summer reading list, and some won't read it.

AAC&U's moderate, strong voice on competency-based education and disruption

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Amid talk of higher education's possible disruption and unbundling, the Association of American Colleges & Universities stakes out an aggressive middle ground. Are people listening?

Revised AP U.S. history framework seeks to calm critics

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New framework for AP U.S. history has more American exceptionalism and more on the Founding Fathers, responding to critics who said first version was too leftist.

Academic hopes social media campaign might help secure wife's medical treatment

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One might assume a full-time faculty member at an elite institution would have his or her medical needs, and those of family members, covered. A Twitter campaign suggests that's not always the case.

Freshman reading focuses on diversity, racial equality

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Common reading choices for incoming freshmen this year center on diversity and race relations and tend to feature nonfiction, but a few colleges go with literary classics.

Study examines bystander behavior in cyberbullying cases

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A study on bystander behavior and cyberbullying raises questions about student behavior in large online courses.

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