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Reading Apprenticeship Program helps instructors across disciplines teach reading

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Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.

Sewanee puts faculty back in charge of freshman advising

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It's hard to offer meaningful advising to new students before they arrive on campus. But Sewanee says it can be done, with professors making key decisions.

 

New book blames colleges for many college graduates' difficult adjustment to adulthood

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In a new book, the authors of Academically Adrift return to report on how the same cohort of "meandering" students are faring after graduation. It's not a pretty picture.

Book advocates 'Reacting to the Past' pedagogy

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In new book, creator of "Reacting to the Past" details history of the pedagogical technique and advocates its wider adoption.

Study examines professors' writing assignments for students

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National study examines the nature of assignments -- and finds many of them lacking in creativity.

New study assesses humanities' impact by credits earned, not majors declared

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New analysis shows that students earn more credits in the humanities than in STEM -- but that humanities majors and STEM majors rarely find themselves in the same classroom.

Research documents shift in relationship between college education and religious affiliation

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Research finds that, starting with those born in the 1970s, people with college degrees are more likely than others to have religious identification.

Princeton panel urges changes in grading rules; Wellesley scholars warn of impact of strict rules on grade inflation

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Princeton faculty panel urges end to limit on A-range grades. Wellesley professors publish journal article on unintended negative consequences of strict rules to combat grade inflation.

For its second round of MOOCs, U. of Wisconsin at Madison embraces modularity

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U. of Wisconsin at Madison's second round of MOOCs will feature smaller, more focused courses that target local learners -- and activities beyond the last day of class.

Associated Colleges of the South's blended learning program leaves experimental phase

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Can a group of liberal arts colleges in the South -- institutions that value personal interaction -- win over faculty on blended learning?

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