Philip B. Stark found that student evaluations of teaching can be tainted by gender bias. He’s spearheading an effort among his peers to rely on those evaluations less, and to use other methods instead.
A book edited by Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa describes a two-year, faculty-led project to define the main ideas and practices at the core of six popular disciplines.
In an interview, the Stanford professor also shares some of her latest ideas about how to help students push forward when they have setbacks.
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.
The new online-technologies commons will help faculty members find tools to use in their classrooms, and yield insights on which lead to positive student outcomes.
About half of all freshmen say their courses pushed them to do their best work, according to this year’s National Survey of Student Engagement.
A professor drew widespread scorn for trying to block reporters from covering the unrest that recently gripped the campus. Some faculty members are raising the incident in their classrooms.
Gallows humor masks feelings of helplessness and anger as faculty members speculate on the grim probability of more classroom shootings.
A landmark privacy-rights decision resulted from a Facebook representative's visit to a law-school classroom at Santa Clara University. A professor there describes what happened.
A handful of instructors have recently drawn fire for issuing guidelines on the use of certain words. The debate is a critical one, scholars say.
The findings of a nine-state study will help policy makers and colleges compare academic quality across institutions, say researchers.