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New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by facilitating open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester

New app seeks to shake up student ratings of instruction by promoting open-ended feedback in the moment, throughout the semester, so that the feedback becomes more constructive than punitive.

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution

Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution, demonstrating academe's continually fraught relationship with the term.

Boot-camp sector keeps growing while influencing traditional higher education

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Skills boot camps continue to grow and diversify despite wave of consolidation, while traditional higher education increasingly absorbs aspects of the short-term training model.

AAC&U panelists say that while the American dream may be on the decline, higher ed still has a key role to play in shaping and promoting it

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At national gathering of educators, many see erosion of opportunity -- even as data show continuing impact of earning a college degree.

College and university administrators discuss how to thoughtfully reduce faculty duties to help them advance their best work

College and university administrators discuss how to thoughtfully reduce faculty duties, to help them advance their best work.

New book considers pedagogical implications of influx of Chinese students into U.S. higher ed

New book looks at “who changes, how much and into what” with influx of Chinese students into U.S. universities and at the underground learning networks students cultivate.

New report says improving educational quality, completion and increasing affordability is everyone's business

Major study by American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks change in curriculum and assessment, commitment to funding public higher education, new ideas about the faculty role, and more.

Professors have mixed reactions to Blackboard plan to offer tool for grading online participation

Blackboard is getting ready to add a tool to its learning management system that would provide grading guidance based on algorithms, but some faculty members question need.

Knox College calls off Brecht play after complaints of racial insensitivity

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Knox College pulls the plug on a planned production of Bertolt Brecht’s The Good Person of Szechwan over concerns about race.

College requires students to take Patriotic Education and Fitness

College of the Ozarks president calls new required course “a balance against a pervasive negative view of America.”

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