30 août 2015

Good Neighbors or Conspirators?

HomeBy Colleen Flaherty. Colleges and universities lure top faculty members away from competitor institutions all the time, and the practice is (generally speaking) entirely legal. But while some relish it, others consider faculty poaching, or actively recruiting faculty members from competitors, bad form and try to avoid doing it regularly -- especially to institutions in the same geographic area. Read more...

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Writing Program Furor

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Like many academic groups, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs faces scrutiny over whether its meetings reflect the diversity of members. Read more...

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Saida Grundy, Moving Forward

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. In May, when Saida Grundy found herself being skewered by the conservative blogosphere, Fox News and others, she made a point not to read or listen to most of the commentary. Read more...

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Rutgers coach addresses questions as university confirms investigation

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Hours after offering a brief statement on an NJ Advance Media report detailing a university investigation into the severity of an email that Rutgers coach Kyle Flood allegedly sent from a personal account to a faculty member regarding the status of cornerback Nadir Barnwell, Flood answered questions regarding the report Tuesday. More...

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FAFSA follies: To gain a student, eliminate a form

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. Many smart students forgo college in the mistaken belief that they cannot afford it. The financial aid system, which is intended to increase opportunities for low-income students, is largely to blame. More...

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University leaders outraged after vulgar signs greet incoming freshmen

University Business LogoBy Stefanie Botelho. The president of a Virginia college is “outraged” and has pledged action after several vulgar signs directed at incoming female students-and their mothers -were draped from the ledges of nearby off-campus houses. More...

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Per-credit charge breeds success

University Business LogoBy Brian Hazlett and Roger Bruszewski. It has been said that it takes a village to raise a child. To make a huge change at a university, it takes the entire village, a.k.a. a really good team, to make it happen. Here’s our story. More...

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29 août 2015

Old texts inspire new thinking about math teaching

eCampus NewsBy Katherine Long. Central Washington University math professor Dominic Klyve is pioneering a novel new way to teach math — by relying on some of the oldest mathematical texts ever written. More...

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Personalized Learning is Hard

By . Paul Fain has written a really good, nuanced article at IHE covering the update that Essex County College gave of their developmental math adaptive learning pilot at a recent conference in Washington, DC. We did a twopart case study on ECC in our e-Literate TV series). More...

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Community of Inquiry: Social Presence

Evolllution Logo, click to return to homepageBy Debra Beck - Evolllution. Reducing the perceived distance between students and instructor and building a sense of community in a group of learners who may live states—or even continents—away from each other are essential functions of social presence in an online classroom. More...

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