Teaching

The State of Alternative Teacher Certification

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Group dubious of education schools’ quality and motives says they have hijacked an important reform movement, but a research group's president disagrees.

Office Hours: Coming to a Computer Near You

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The days of coming in to see the professor aren't over, but some courses at traditional colleges are experimenting with virtual office hours and help in real time.

Docking a Grade for Skirting the Rules?

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Responding to student pressure, the College of Business at Illinois State keeps its business-casual requirement but lessens consequences for violations.

The Platonic Ideal of Perfection

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A philosophy professor at McGill University requires a perfect score to continue class on Plato -- and students complain. Prisoners chained in a cave?

Training the Future Nursing Faculty

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U. of Iowa's nursing college shifts emphasis away from undergraduates and toward students who can soon enter the teaching ranks.

Looking Back on 60 Years in Academe

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Retired philosopher and Pittsburgh provost Rudolph Weingartner's book examines liberal education, the life of the student and the nature of 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.

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