Teaching

Cathy Davidson's new big idea

Cathy Davidson’s no stranger to big ideas. But her latest project at CUNY Graduate Center might just be her biggest yet.

Emerging adaptive software puts faculty members in charge of course creation

Arizona State University professor uses Smart Sparrow, an adaptive learning platform, to create an online science course with his personal vision.

Endowed chair promotes critical thinking at RIT

What one university is doing to promote critical thinking. Hint: It involves a chair, a really expensive one.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Some teaching and learning centers have closed after the recession, but field is growing over all

Some centers dedicated to teaching and learning have closed as a result of budget cuts. But the field is one of growth over all, experts say.

Study suggests research plays bigger role in faculty evaluations, student evaluations could matter less

Research is playing a bigger role in faculty evaluations, while collegiality is declining in importance, study suggests. Student evaluations remain important in assessing faculty, but could be given less weight going forward.

STEM students fare better when professors don't just lecture, study finds

Students in science and math fields learn more and fail courses less when their instructors use methods other than lecturing, a massive study finds.

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