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.

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.


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