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.

Teaching Sans Trans Fats

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In the dining hall and the curriculum, culinary programs are reducing or eliminating the use of oils that can lead to health problems.

Training Teachers Who Will Stay

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Foundation starts two fellowships with aim of infusing education programs with a more clinical curriculum and finding mentors for new teachers.

The Pedagogy of Place

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Historians discuss ways to teach students -- and themselves -- more about the cities where they work and live.

Integrating International Faculty

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Researchers consider issues specific to foreign-born faculty and ways to help them adjust.

Rethinking Remedial Education

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In statewide effort, community colleges in California experiment with new models for "basic skills" instruction and student services.

'Business' by Any Other Name...

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Many liberal arts colleges have long struggled to balance increasing emphases on professional preparation with a core curriculum. Business, in particular, has been blooming.

But not without significant discussions at administrative and faculty levels about what that business education should look like -- and not without some aversion to calling the final products "business" programs.

Evolution of a Writing Program

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Dartmouth announces changes in its approach to teaching writing and speech.


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