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July 27, 2015
Stephen L. Chew writes that current approaches -- for awards or tenure and promotion -- are based too much on passion or student enjoyment and not enough on actual learning.
July 24, 2015
Student evaluations of teaching are suspect -- but increasing classroom observation of professors as an alternative has its own set of problems, write Jonathan Golding and Philipp Kraemer.

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May 3, 2006
John Kenneth Galbraith was one of America's most famous economists. Scott McLemee takes a look at another side of his work.
May 2, 2006
A student's innovative explanation for missing class prompts Rob Franciosi to ponder technolust and computer fatigue.
May 1, 2006
In response to the scandal surrounding the men's lacrosse team, Duke president Richard Brodhead has initiated a "conversation on campus culture." The first installment provided little insight. To Mark Anthony Neal, a professor of African and African-American Studies, recent events showed that "we need an innovative and brave curriculum that will allow our students to engage one
April 28, 2006
At my university, I chair a faculty committee charged with reviewing and revising our general education curriculum. Over the past two and a half years, we have examined programs at similar colleges and studied best practices nationwide. In response, we have begun to propose a new curriculum that responds to some of the weaknesses in our current program (few shared courses and little curricular oversight), and adds what we believe will be some new strengths (first-year seminars and a junior-level multidisciplinary seminar).
April 27, 2006
Terry Caesar considers one of the trends in higher ed -- and what it says about the state of teaching.

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