Teaching

Influential Group Calls It Quits

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Financial difficulties force the American Association for Higher Education -- a key voice on assessment and faculty issues -- to disband.

What History Students Read

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A scholar analyzes the state of instruction in American history survey courses – and finds them heavily reliant on textbooks.

Spreading the Wealth

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Four years after unveiling a plan to share course materials with the world, MIT assesses its impact.

Going After Textbook Prices

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A student group upset over high prices is now focusing on individual offerings -- starting with an intro physics book.

A Focus on Adjuncts

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Community college administrators share ideas about how to better train and motivate part-time professors.

Ph.D. Education -- Beyond Disciplines

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Claremont Graduate U. and Vanderbilt hope new types of courses will give their doctoral students a broader perspective.

New Strategies on Diversity

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Presidents say longstanding classroom practices may need to change if colleges are to succeed in educating more minority students.

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.

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