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Cengage offers new OER-based product for general education courses

Cengage will offer open educational resources, curated and adapted to include proprietary assessment tools, from $25 per student for general education courses.

Political scientists see the discipline's historical division across four subareas as hindering their ability to understand Trump's America

Political scientists see the discipline’s historical division across four subareas as hindering their collective ability to understand Trump’s America -- and its future.

Blackboard gaining back some ground; observers are cautious

Officials say investments in tech support and enhancements have improved the client experience, but observers are cautious about the LMS's future.

Atmospheric scientist at Illinois is on leave after refusing to provide lecture slides to student with disabilities

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A famed atmospheric scientist at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is on leave after refusing to heed administrators' request that he give electronic lecture slides to a student with disabilities.

Professor who teaches Harvard's largest class says students should show up

A year after instructor of the university’s largest course said it was fine for students to watch videos instead of coming to class, he changes his mind.

New Koch-backed institute at U of Utah raises questions about academic freedom and whether it is designed to "rival" economics department

New Koch-backed institute at the University of Utah is raising questions about academic freedom and whether the center is designed to compete with Utah’s existing economics department.

Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students -- and institutions -- how to survive and thrive in the digital age

Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students -- and institutions -- how to survive and thrive in the digital age.

Renewed debate over whether graduate students should publish

Two vastly different disciplines consider whether there are too many journal articles these days, and whether graduate student publishing is part of the problem. Some see that analysis as shortsighted.

Professor pulls syllabus letting students set own grades as 'stress-reduction policy'

Professor’s “stress-reduction policy,” mocked by conservative websites, found to violate university policy.

Research suggests that students may make more academic progress by focusing on task-oriented goals than on grades

Setting goals can help students do better academically, and shorter-term, tangible goals are most effective, paper finds.

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