Teaching

How to Deal ... With Life

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Vice is alive and well in the dorm. Now a group originating at Harvard Law School seeks to bring it into the teaching realm. Is poker a winning academic bet?

Interdisciplinarity and the Science Classroom

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Academic officers discuss what it means to think about science as a liberal arts subject.

When Wikipedia Is the Assignment

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A professor and a technology specialist discuss their attempt to bring term papers out into the open with the resource many faculty members abhor.

Teaching Professors to Be More Effective Teachers

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Ball State U. evaluates a faculty initiative aimed at improving teaching strategies in first-year courses and bringing retention up.

Epidemiology 101 As an Undergraduate Mainstay

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Public health courses, still far from common at colleges, should become the norm, according to a consortium of academic groups.

Faculty Productivity, Learning to Teach, Student Satisfaction

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Researchers on higher education gather for annual meeting and release a slew of studies on colleges, students and professors.

Learning 2.0

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Authors of new book explain how "blended learning" can improve traditional education, when online interactions can be better than lectures and more.

Improving Science Instruction -- in Iraq

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As the only North American member of the Teacher Training Network for Iraq, U. of Alberta hosts Iraqi professors.

Hype vs. Reality in Arabic Enrollment Boom

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While numbers are up, instructors are in short supply, raising questions about the quality of instruction and viability of moving students to advanced levels.

'Beyond Tests and Quizzes'

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With federal and state officials, accreditors and others all talking about the importance of assessment, what's going on in classrooms? Assessment, after all, takes place every time a professor gives a test. A new volume of essays, Beyond Tests and Quizzes: Creative Assessments in the College Classroom (Jossey-Bass) argues that assessments in the classroom could be more creative and more useful to the educational process.

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