29 novembre 2019

Teaching and Decision Fatigue

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. My Twitter feed is highly populated with teachers of every level, and because of this, I see a lot of expressions of fatigue. More...

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When "High-Quality" Evidence Maybe Shouldn't Be the Goal

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Diets and writing are apparently hard to study scientifically. But is "scientific" study absolutely necessary for progress. More...

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When You Can, Hire From Within

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. It is a fantastic list of entirely doable actions that will nonetheless disconcert many tenured folks, even some of those who consider themselves allies with contingent laborers. As one example, Childress advocates for a redirecting of faculty-controlled resources to adjunct compensation. More...

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Guest Post: Weaponized Learning Outcomes

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. This past July I received a subpoena to appear in the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Tonga. Google maps suggests that if you flew direct from New Zealand to Hawai’i, you might pass over Tonga about a third of the way up. More...

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Time Flies When You're Having Fun

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. From 2003 to 2008, I served as editor of McSweeney's Internet Tendency, a daily humor website that had started in 1998. It was a very difficult and rewarding job, difficult in that it's a fair bit of pressure to make sure there's something funny to put into the universe on a daily basis while also teaching full-time (as I was), and rewarding in that it's enjoyable to work with writers to try to put funny stuff in the world. More...

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Guest Post: Slouching Toward Palo Alto

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. Last Thursday, on the eve of University Press Week, Stanford University’s Office of the Provost delivered its much-anticipated report on the future of Stanford University Press. The report says much about the elite university’s priorities. It also reveals how little the committee understands scholarly publishing. More...

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I Miss Teaching Full-Time

http://www.insidehighered.com/sites/default/server_files/styles/blog_landing/public/JustVisitingLogo_white.jpg?itok=K5uvzo_-By John Warner. But that doesn't mean I'm ever going back.
I thought teaching a single class after being away for two years would ease some of my longing for the classroom. More...

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The 8 Steps Institutions Need to Take to Improve Student Success

By Steven Mintz. The steps that institutions need to enhance student success are not a secret. The broad access campuses that have moved the needle on retention and graduation rates have advanced along similar paths. Here are the eight pillars of student success. More...

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Career Preparedness

By Steven Mintz. It’s higher ed’s catchphrase of the moment. Career readiness speaks to a host of concerns:

  • That a college education is excessively theoretical and disconnected from real world.
  • That students lack the skills and experience that employers seek.
  • That too many students flail and flounder due to a lack of realistic career aspirations or a practical plan to achieve their goals.

Employers and students themselves worry about college graduates’ career preparedness. More...

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Focusing on the First Semester

By Steven Mintz. At Hunter College, which Princeton Review calls the crown jewel of the City University of New York system, the best predictor of whether students will graduate or drop out is their record during their first semester. More...

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