Teaching

Book advocates 'Reacting to the Past' pedagogy

Smart Title: 

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

Smart Title: 

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.

Associated Colleges of the South's blended learning program leaves experimental phase

Smart Title: 

Can a group of liberal arts colleges in the South -- institutions that value personal interaction -- win over faculty on blended learning?

Some teaching and learning centers have closed after the recession, but field is growing over all

Smart Title: 

Some centers dedicated to teaching and learning have closed as a result of budget cuts. But the field is one of growth over all, experts say.

Study suggests research plays bigger role in faculty evaluations, student evaluations could matter less

Smart Title: 

Research is playing a bigger role in faculty evaluations, while collegiality is declining in importance, study suggests. Student evaluations remain important in assessing faculty, but could be given less weight going forward.

STEM students fare better when professors don't just lecture, study finds

Smart Title: 

Students in science and math fields learn more and fail courses less when their instructors use methods other than lecturing, a massive study finds.

Economics department to proctor exams as adherence to honor code wanes

Smart Title: 

As students' adherence to the Middlebury honor code wanes, the entire economics department will start proctoring exams to catch cheaters.

Academic rigor lacking but not dead, study says

Smart Title: 

The state of academic rigor and student engagement in the classroom isn't in a total state of decay, but there is plenty to be desired, study suggests.

Researcher casts doubt on plagiarism detection software Turnitin's efficacy claims

Smart Title: 

Did the plagiarism detection software Turnitin cut "unoriginal writing" by almost 40 percent? Not so fast, one researcher says.

Study examines impact of major vs. impact of college prestige on women's earnings

Smart Title: 

For women, and especially disadvantaged women, what they study may be more important than where they study -- if they aspire to close the pay gap with men.

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Teaching
Back to Top