Teaching

If You Text in Class, This Prof Will Leave

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Syracuse professor takes a firm stance against what he views as disrespect. But his identification of students' ethnicity has some accusing him of rudeness.

The Foundations of General Education

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A college's new curriculum is designed for the much-changed student population it now serves -- largely low-income, minority "urban learners" (for lack, but not of trying, of a better term).

Scars in the Classroom

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A new book focuses on students who cut themselves -- and write about it for English class.

A Rare Performance Review Do-Over

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What happens when a professor understands her hiring to be a joint appointment but her contract reflects otherwise?

Reflections on a Papal Visit

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Pope Benedict stressed the complexities of Catholic college identity. At Loyola College in Maryland, educators and students think about his words and travels.

On Texts, Tech and Teens

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Students in high school distinguish between "real" writing -- which they view as important to success -- and online communication, study from the College Board and Pew finds.

Making Wikis Work for Scholars

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For all the complaints about students who copy incorrect information, some scholars are getting good use out of the popular site.

Validation for RateMyProfessors.com?

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Study finds high correlation between reviews on the Web site professors love to hate and in formal evaluation system used by 275 colleges.

More Than Shock Value

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Yale controversy reflects tensions faced by art professors in encouraging risk-taking while also offering guidance and (sometimes) caution.

'On Course': New Guide to First Semester of Teaching

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A frequent refrain of new faculty members, fresh from graduate school, is that earning a Ph.D. didn't train them to lead a course. A new book -- On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard University Press) -- aims to help such professors. The author is James M.

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