Teaching

Figuring Out Freshmen

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New report suggests community colleges need to engage and motivate incoming students more within their first few weeks.

Promoting Early College

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Educators argue that challenging underrepresented and remedial students to earn at least two years' worth of college credit and a high school diploma at the same time can improve their outcomes.

Embedding English in Job Training

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Innovative program at New Mexico community college pairs technical composition and career education courses, boosting completion rates for both.

Competing Completion Initiatives

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Educators lobby Congress to approve President’s $2.5 billion College Access and Completion Fund, as they compare and contrast varying state efforts that would benefit from federal dollars.

Blackboard Buys Angel

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Purchase of rival that was making inroads in course management systems shakes up the market. Can the industry leader learn from the up-and-comer?

The Evidence on Online Education

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It is superior in student learning to face-to-face instruction, says new meta-analysis from Education Department. And "blended" education does better still.

Getting Out of Grading

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Duke's Cathy Davidson, calling the current process "meaningless" and "superficial," decides to turn evaluations over to her students.

Taking Notes Beyond the Classroom

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Influx of note sharing Web sites that allow students to upload and download class notes has raised questions, but also helped to increase access to higher education.

Experiment in the Health Sciences

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Starting from scratch at the University of Minnesota's newly chartered Rochester campus, a team of faculty begins a project that aims to revolutionize teaching and learning.

Reaching Students, Setting Limits

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At political science meeting, professors share ideas about making their classrooms more engaging, and the tradeoffs involved.

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