28 janvier 2019

B.O. No

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Professor's email at U of Houston about body odor, referencing some cultures, raises concerns about how to broach this delicate topic, if at all. More...

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By Any Other Name

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Smash the false dichotomy between that universal education and job-ready training, while you’re at it, rhetorically and via the curriculum. Give students the opportunity to practice what they’re learning in a real-world setting before they graduate. More...

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Professor Again Suspended Over Classroom Management

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. The University of Texas at San Antonio again suspended a professor of biology who made headlines last term for calling the police on a student who was resting her feet on a chair in class. More...

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No Deal

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Wright State professors strike over a board-imposed contract they say would gut faculty rights and compensation. Non-tenure-track faculty members would have to wait nine or more years for job stability under university plan. More...

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Student-Centered Learning and Student Buy-In

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Study finds that student resistance to curriculum innovation decreases over time as it becomes the institutional norm, and that students increasingly link active learning to their learning gains over time. More...

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Unfit for Native American Studies?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Longtime Stanford English professor says he's stepping down from a teaching a Native American literature course after students complained he was culturally insulting and possibly unqualified. More...

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Banning a Book, in the Name of ‘True Academic Freedom’

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Roman Catholic colleges have some of the most open curricula among religious institutions. But that didn't stop Franciscan University from banning a book that portrays the Virgin Mary as sexual -- and ousting a department chair for teaching it. More...

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‘My Professor Cares’

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Can “light-touch, targeted feedback” to students via email improve their perceptions of and performance in a class? New research says in some cases the answer is yes. More...

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Why MOOCs Didn't Work, in 3 Data Points

HomeBy Doug Lederman. MIT researchers document low retention rates, enrollment declines and general affluence of students to explain why massive open online course providers have largely ditched their original model. More...

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Provosts Count More on Online Programs

HomeBy Doug Lederman. More say they will increase emphasis on and allocate "major funds" to online offerings. Survey also finds solid but not spectacular support for open educational resources, and that backing for competency-based programs is more philosophical than practical. More...

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