Academe encourages professors to build ties connected to their research. But Judith Shapiro wants to know why the same attention isn't given to connections related to what goes on in the classroom.
Sure, student emails show all kinds of flaws, writes Jared Berezin. That's why they create a great teaching opportunity.
Will Miller says it's just fine when students call him by his first name.
Katrina Gulliver is tired of students calling her by her first name -- and of professors who encourage the practice.
The idea of "students as consumers" continues to grow, and to erode key values in higher education, writes Nate Kreuter.
We need a new instructional model to replace the lecture-only format, but let’s not simply replace one rigid approach with another, Pamela Barnett argues. Rhetoric matters.
When humanities professors plan their courses, writes Michael P. Ryan, they should ask students what they would like to see on the syllabus.
Teaching ethics should be part of the job of all faculty members in all disciplines, writes C.K. Gunsalus.
The growth in the number of professors teaching fully or mostly online gives community college students far fewer opportunities to interact with possible advisers and mentors, writes Keith Kroll.
Disciplines that are under siege would do well to reject the models for their fields that were created by elite universities and that scare off students and the public, write Chris Buczinsky and Robert Frodeman.
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