30 avril 2016

If Skills Are the New Canon, Are Colleges Teaching Them?

By For a long time, disciplinary content was king. Now just about everyone agrees that students should learn skills like critical thinking. What's trickier is how. More...

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The Calculated Value of a President With a STEM Degree

By For most of the scientists who are in charge of a growing number of universities, leadership is a continued form of experimentation. More...

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Unionizing Pays Big Dividend for Professors at Regional Public Universities

By Full-time instructors at regional public universities earn an average of about $21,000, or nearly 25 percent, more in pay and benefits annually if they belong to a union, concludes a groundbreaking new study of compensation at such institutions. More...

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The Researchers Who Sank a Bogus Canvassing Study Have Replicated Some of Its Findings

By The paper said that short conversations with canvassers could change people’s minds on gay marriage. More...

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What Professors Off the Tenure Track at 4-Year Colleges Made in 2015-16

Professors off the tenure track in science technologies make less than 60 percent of what their tenure-track colleagues in the discipline earn, according to the results of an annual survey released on Monday by the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources. More...

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A Final Round of Advice for Final Exams

By  Many colleges are now gearing up for one of the most stressful times of the year. No, not March Madness, but final exams. Over the years, The Chronicle has published reams of advice on how to improve, conduct, and cope with this all-important moment in the academic calendar. More...

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How Colleges Help Foreign Grad Students With Their Teaching

By . During her first semester as a graduate teaching assistant at Ohio University, Noora Mahboubeh was terrified. The Iranian doctoral student in chemical and biomolecular engineering often struggled to understand her students’ questions. More...

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What One Student Learned by Teaching His Peers

By . Peer teaching is popular — and effective. A "learning assistant" in math at Florida International University says it even helped make him a better student. More...

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Dissecting One (Extremely Boring) College Lecture

By . This is the fifth episode of our new podcast series on the future of higher education. You can subscribe in iTunes to get prior and future episodes. More...

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How Colleges Are Turning Their Racist Pasts Into Teaching Opportunities

By C. In keeping John C. Calhoun’s name on a college, Yale University says it welcomes the chance to teach American history. Here’s how that has worked out on three other campuses. More...

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