Mitch Smith

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January 31, 2012
As liberal arts colleges reconnect with their activist roots, new programs take hold.
January 27, 2012
Should software replace professors in introductory language courses? Should colleges be splitting fees with a software company for helping to provide credit for such instruction?
January 27, 2012
It starts with "ass" -- but get your head out of the gutter; it's not what you think. Still, some deans suggest avoiding the word around professors.
January 25, 2012
January 23, 2012
Johns Hopkins University asks research-oriented faculty to re-evaluate their introductory science classes.
January 20, 2012
Five interactive screens at the University of Florida aim to encourage students to debate contentious issues politely. The early returns are good.
January 20, 2012
Academics at a research university and a community college talk about why they jumped at chance to be part of new iTunes courses.
January 19, 2012
An Iowa State University professor whose class on applying Biblical principles to business was canceled now says he disagrees with parts of a controversial textbook he planned to use. That book was among the reasons faculty members cited when protesting the course, saying it was inappropriately religious for a public university.
January 19, 2012
With the open-source encyclopedia blacked out to protest U.S. Internet bill, college librarians offer their services (and verifiable sources).
January 18, 2012
After a faculty campaign, university calls off a class on applying the Bible to business.


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