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The Uncertain Future of Class Discussions

As instructors, we are still examining how student engagement, which plummeted after the pandemic, remains in question even today, writes Douglas L. Howard.

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Why Faculty Members Should Be Expert Tour Guides

Students don’t have the time to explore the enormous amount of information bombarding them and achieve the learning outcomes they need, writes Susan Hibbard.

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The Day No Students Came to Class… or Did They?

What began as a mystery to Sarah E. DeCapua ended up with some classroom lessons learned, primarily for herself as an instructor.

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Getting Ahead of Ghosting

Kerry O’Grady offers advice for working with students who, with no proactive communication, don’t attend class or miss assignments.

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Getting a Grasp on Grade Grubbing

Over the past three years, the leniency with grading and academic standards has hurt both faculty members and students, and we need to reset expectations, writes Kerry O’Grady.

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Why More Colleges Should Focus on Knitting

Among many benefits, handwork of any sort can help students understand different types of learning, create a new identity and forge new relationships, writes Diane Downer Anderson.

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10 Ways to End Elitism in Math Classes

Our current approach often translates into racism, classism and sexism—and leaves many students feeling as if they don’t belong and can’t succeed, writes Felicia Darling.

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ChatGPT Magnifies a Long-Standing Problem

It’s catalyzing academe to address the fact that we often haven’t known how much cheating is occurring or sufficiently revamped our classes to deal with it, writes Frank Vahid.