Teaching

Layers of Meaning

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The U. of Texas thought it was just updating its policies on faculty responsibilities. But in the age of David Horowitz, things aren't so simple.

When Students Learn

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Chico State wants more students in classes on Fridays; Penn State cuts back on 8 a.m. courses.

Moving Ahead at Grinnell

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After 3 years looking inward, a top liberal arts college emerges with new plans for sophomores, interdisciplinarity, faculty hiring and the budget.

Enrollment Coup

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Case Western officials say this fall's freshman class is 61 percent larger than last fall's -- an unexpected but welcome boost to a growth plan.

'The Phantom Professor'

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No one at Southern Methodist University knew -- for sure -- who The Phantom Professor was. The professor's blog, like those of many untenured academics, was anonymous and the university was never named.

'Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter'

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Why are students more likely to thrive at -- and graduate from -- some colleges than others? That's the central question in Student Success in College: Creating Conditions That Matter, just published by Jossey-Bass.

Majoring in Hate

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Some scholars want to create new academic programs to focus on study of extremist groups.

Telling Postdocs About Tenure

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Two groups that support basic research sponsor weeklong course to help young scientists navigate through their universities.

Keeping Students Enrolled

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Study suggests new approach may help community colleges with retention and graduation rates.

Playing Offense, Not Defense

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Teacher education programs, blasted in recent years, seek to show that they're changing and welcome accountability.

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