20 avril 2019

Learning Science for All

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. Carnegie Mellon spent millions of dollars developing tools to help instructors improve their teaching. Now other institutions are invited to use them, too. More...

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NCAA Punishes Cal Poly for Improper Benefits

HomeBy Doug Lederman. California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo improperly gave athletes more funds for books than they had actually spent, which the National Collegiate Athletic Association on Thursday deemed to be a major violation of its rules. More...

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$100M Gift to Rename Illinois's Engineering College

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will rename its engineering college after a $100 million donation from the Grainger Foundation, the university announced Monday. More...

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Injecting the Instructor's Voice Into Asynchronous Courses

HomeBy Doug Lederman. Online courses aimed at adults sometimes lose the personal touch. Academics at two institutions discuss how to use short, informal videos to bring the courses alive. More...

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Harsh Take on Assessment … From Assessment Pros

HomeBy Doug Lederman. At accrediting conference, panelists acknowledge that effort to measure learning outcomes has been a "hot mess" and that it's time for a better approach. More...

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What Kevin Carey Got Right (and Wrong)

HomeBy Doug Lederman. The think tank analyst's essay largely blames online corporate enablers for the fact that the prices of online programs haven't fallen. Experts assess his assessment -- with a focus on what he left out. More...

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Oberlin Eyes Enrollment Swap

HomeBy Greg Toppo. In a bid to balance its budget and stay the same size, Oberlin proposes to trim 100 students from renowned music conservatory while adding same number to liberal arts program. More...

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Record Bedevils a Finalist

HomeBy Greg Toppo. After University of Colorado system announces finalist as president, critics note antigay votes when he was in Congress and controversies as leader of University of North Dakota. More...

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After Cuts, Jesuits End Ties to Wheeling Jesuit

HomeBy Greg Toppo. University's president says the troubled West Virginia institution will be "rebranded" this fall after the Society of Jesus announces it can't continue its affiliation. The move follows sharp cuts to its liberal arts disciplines, including theology, philosophy and history. More...

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Press ‘Reset’ for More Students?

HomeBy Greg Toppo. An economist and former college president who studied tuition resets finds they may result in larger freshman classes and more transfer students if institutions take care and work slowly and deliberately. More...

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