Teaching

With increasing international enrollments, faculty grapple with implications for classrooms

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As international student enrollments have skyrocketed, U.S. universities are just starting to sort out the implications for the classroom. Do professors need to adjust grading expectations for written assignments?

National survey suggests a greater focus on teaching but ongoing concerns about diversity, adjuncts

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Survey of undergraduate instructors suggests increased attention on student-centered teaching and ongoing concerns about diversity and adjunct working conditions. 

Composition instructors report uptick in intentional use of single-quotation marks

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Love it or hate it, composition professors report seeing an uptick in students' intentional use of single quotation marks outside their traditional context. 

How College of New Jersey rethought faculty work with student success in mind

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How the College of New Jersey reimagined what professors can do.

 

Cathy Davidson's new big idea

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Cathy Davidson’s no stranger to big ideas. But her latest project at CUNY Graduate Center might just be her biggest yet.

Emerging adaptive software puts faculty members in charge of course creation

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Arizona State University professor uses Smart Sparrow, an adaptive learning platform, to create an online science course with his personal vision.

Endowed chair promotes critical thinking at RIT

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What one university is doing to promote critical thinking. Hint: It involves a chair, a really expensive one.

New book blames colleges for many college graduates' difficult adjustment to adulthood

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In a new book, the authors of Academically Adrift return to report on how the same cohort of "meandering" students are faring after graduation. It's not a pretty picture.

Book advocates 'Reacting to the Past' pedagogy

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In new book, creator of "Reacting to the Past" details history of the pedagogical technique and advocates its wider adoption.

Princeton panel urges changes in grading rules; Wellesley scholars warn of impact of strict rules on grade inflation

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Princeton faculty panel urges end to limit on A-range grades. Wellesley professors publish journal article on unintended negative consequences of strict rules to combat grade inflation.

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