Teaching

Communication professor establishes rules with his students on talking about Trump in class

Smart Title: 

Communication professor establishes ground rules for political conversations with his students in class. Could they be useful to other academics struggling with how to encourage productive conversations about the president, while not losing control of the syllabus?

Academics consider how to rebuild public trust in higher education

Smart Title: 

Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.

Study suggests grading leniency is result rather than cause of low grading reliability

Smart Title: 

Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.

Arizona lawmakers' failed ban on 'divisive' college courses highlights new criticism of white studies

Smart Title: 

Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.

Northwestern professors urged to put information about mental health services on syllabi

Smart Title: 

Northwestern U Faculty Senate passes resolution encouraging professors to put information about mental health services on their syllabi.

Latina student's story about how professor reacted to word "hence" sets off debate on stereotypes

Section: 
Smart Title: 

Blog post called “Academia, Love Me Back” raises concerns about stereotypes and inclusivity.

Consultants' advice, including to limit courses with high failure rates, perturbs professors at Illinois State

Smart Title: 

Advice from consultant, including that to limit courses with high failure rates, is unwelcome to Illinois State professors. But the university and the consultant say their focus is student success, not student smooth sailing.

One professor fired, another criticized for comments related to race

Section: 
Smart Title: 

Comments about NFL player who started national anthem protest cost a Concordia (Mich.) instructor her job; Virginia professor keeps his job but plans a leave amid criticism of Facebook post about Black Lives Matter.

American University student government launches campaign for mandatory trigger warnings

Smart Title: 

American U student government launches campaign in support of mandatory trigger warnings -- despite a recently reaffirmed faculty stance against them.

New grants to help institutions embed Reacting to the Past, other high-impact teaching practices in undergraduate curriculum

Smart Title: 

New series of grants seek to help institutions embed Reacting to the Past and other high-impact teaching practices in the undergraduate curriculum.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Teaching
Back to Top