Curriculum development

One Size Doesn't Fit All

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Student course evaluations are ubiquitous these days, whether they be at a national site like or sponsored by individual institutions. But Harvard University faculty members are split on whether evaluations should be mandatory.

Both the Faculty Council and the Harvard College Curricular Review have recommended requiring course evaluations, but at a Tuesday meeting of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, many professors expressed the need to have a deeper discussion about the utility and drawbacks of evaluations before any decisions are made.

When It's OK to Copy

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There are few circumstances in which it's legal to copy a DVD and screen it in its entirety to an audience without paying royalties. One of them is in the classroom.

Redistribution of Requirements

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Most colleges are requiring more than "cafeteria menu" approach to undergraduate education, survey finds.

No Walk in the Park

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Gwynn Powell, an associate professor of recreation and leisure studies at the University of Georgia, knew there was something wrong in her department several years ago, when she could not bring herself to recommend any of her students to the directors of a local summer camp.

“I had to say to them, ‘Well, our students are just not getting this stuff as well as they’re supposed to,’ ” Powell says.

Going Clinical

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Panel seeks to overhaul teacher training through much closer ties to the schools.

General Education and Assessment: New Contexts, New Cultures

Thu, 02/23/2012 to Sat, 02/25/2012


New Orleans , Louisiana
United States


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