Teaching

Freshman reading focuses on diversity, racial equality

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Common reading choices for incoming freshmen this year center on diversity and race relations and tend to feature nonfiction, but a few colleges go with literary classics.

Study examines bystander behavior in cyberbullying cases

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A study on bystander behavior and cyberbullying raises questions about student behavior in large online courses.

AAUP committee survey data raise questions on effectiveness of student teaching evaluations

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AAUP survey finds declining response rates on student reviews of professors, too many colleges that do little beyond student reviews, and concerns about bias against women, minorities and adjuncts. But association panel wants to improve system, not end it.

Seasoned educators weigh in on not losing control of a class

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Experts weigh in on how to get a class back on track once the professor feels he or she is no longer in control. Preventive classroom management can go a long way in never getting to that point, they say.

College defends professor accused of being anti-Christian

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When a Polk State professor found himself accused of being anti-Christian, the college's leaders answered back -- and said he was entitled to academic freedom.

A professor fails his entire class and his university intervenes

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Professor at Texas A&M at Galveston was so frustrated with students' performance that he told them he wouldn't pass anyone and that he was done with them. Administrators had other ideas.

UCLA faculty approves diversity requirement

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After more than a decade of debate, and strong lobbying from both administrators and students, professors vote in favor of the measure, 916 to 487.

Old Dominion U.'s new shipbuilding apprenticeships come with a bachelor's degree

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New shipbuilding apprenticeship at Old Dominion University may be first of its kind to include a bachelor's degree, paid for by the shipyard, which also kicks in at least $225,000 during each apprentice's course.

U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign backs down on legal threat against code repository

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Computer science department at U. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinds a threat to crack down on students sharing code online.

New faculty model at U. Denver could be prototype for reform

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U. of Denver moves to new titles, a career path and multiyear contracts for those off the tenure track. Could this be a model for other institutions?

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