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New study adds to evidence that student reviews of professors have limited validity.
More than 150 faculty members offer new students a different view on safe spaces, trigger warnings and diversity.
The university's note to new students sets off national debate on safe spaces, trigger warnings and more. Presidents of Bowdoin and Yale, with different tone, urge engagement with uncomfortable ideas.
Author of the 1988 book Profscam, conservative talk radio host Charles Sykes, discusses his new book that again takes on higher education.
Immigration and racial injustice are topics of choice for common reading choices this year.
Even if they could cheat without being penalized, most students will take an honest stab at homework questions, study finds.
Major study of adaptive learning finds inconclusive results about its ability to improve outcomes and lower costs, but use at two-year colleges and in remedial courses shows potential.
At the University at Buffalo and the U of Virginia, professors fear that too many requirements and not enough thought about them may detract from students' learning. Both move toward more thematic approaches to general education.
Faculty members at various institutions debate the pros and cons of shielding freshmen from themselves (or least their performance) in the form of "covered" or "shadow" grades on transcripts.
The most common grade is A -- at all kinds of colleges. But while grade point averages are increasing at four-year institutions, that's not the case at community colleges.
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