The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching http://chronicle.com/topic/Teaching/101/ Topics :: Teaching Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:36:31 EDT <![CDATA[Alan Alda Is Honored for Using Improv to Help Scientists Communicate]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/138673/ http://chronicle.com/article/Alan-Alda-Is-Honored-for-Using/138673/ Mr. Alda played a central role in creating a center at the State University of New York at Stony Brook that helps researchers explain their findings to a general audience.

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Sat, 20 Apr 2013 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Colleges Must Help Prepare Students for Higher Education, Report Says]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/135480/ http://chronicle.com/article/Colleges-Must-Help-Prepare/135480/ Campuses should take a more direct role in elementary and secondary education, says the American Association of State Colleges and Universities.

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Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Habits of Mind: Lessons for the Long Term]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134868/ http://chronicle.com/article/Habits-of-Mind-Lessons-for/134868/ Some faculty argue that in the growing emphasis on job-related skills, the cultivation of important intellectual traits is getting short shrift.

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Mon, 08 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[After the Buzz: How the Embrace of MOOC's Could Hurt Middle America]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134654/ http://chronicle.com/article/After-the-Buzz-How-the/134654/ A majority of college students are far from being able to thrive in online courses with more than 100,000 people enrolled.

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Mon, 01 Oct 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[That's Dr. So-and-So to You]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/134226/ http://chronicle.com/article/Thats-Dr-So-and-So-to-You/134226/ Do you require your students to call you "Dr."? How about your mailman?

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Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Against Reading Lists]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132817/ http://chronicle.com/article/Against-Reading-Lists/132817/ No two classes are the same. Ideally, their readings shouldn’t be either.

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Mon, 16 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Mob Rule, Political Intrigue, and the Occasional Assassination]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132767/ http://chronicle.com/article/Mob-Rule-Political-Intrigue/132767/ A role-playing game by a history professor motivates students. A Chronicle reporter took part in the unorthodox teaching method to see how it works.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Some Artists Really Are Too Cool for School]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132741/ http://chronicle.com/article/Some-Artists-Really-Are-Too/132741/ Some people have a way with language that college would be likely to hamper.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Auburn Students Become Small-Town Citizens for the Summer]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132769/ http://chronicle.com/article/Auburn-Students-Become/132769/ The university has placed seven students in towns across Alabama as part of a civic-engagement program called Living Democracy.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[There's No Learning When Nobody's Listening]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132759/ http://chronicle.com/article/Theres-No-Learning-When/132759/ A professor of education observes her students and notices that a critical aspect of education is disappearing.

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Mon, 09 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Grounded Curriculum]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132679/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Grounded-Curriculum/132679/ How can our courses and teaching capitalize more effectively on the benefits of a physical campus?

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Tue, 03 Jul 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Talk to Me]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132397/ http://chronicle.com/article/Talk-to-Me/132397/ Sharp kids afraid to speak in class are a common phenomenon, and instructors who don't try to help them aren't doing their jobs.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Now Hiring: Hundreds of Professors]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132505/ http://chronicle.com/article/Now-Hiring-Hundreds-of/132505/ The University of Connecticut is one of a few institutions planning to beef up their faculties, bad economy or no.

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[To Stop Grade Inflation, Just Stop Inflating Grades]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132415/ http://chronicle.com/article/To-Stop-Grade-Inflation-Just/132415/ Every faculty member denies awarding undeserved grades. But the phenomenon persists. So where's the disconnect?

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Mon, 25 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Econ 101: From College to College, Only the Name Is the Same]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132299/ http://chronicle.com/article/Econ-101-From-College-to/132299/ A Chronicle reporter attends three economics courses at three colleges, and finds three very different approaches.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Exam Doozies and Doubts]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132255/ http://chronicle.com/article/Exam-DooziesDoubts/132255/ Instead of ridiculing our students' failures, we need to examine our own.

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Mon, 18 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Clemson Meets Student Demand With Big Investment in Campus Internships]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132343/ http://chronicle.com/article/Clemson-Meets-Student-Demand/132343/ The effort is an ambitious one, with plans to create more than 400 internships by 2016, at a potential cost of more than $1-million per year.

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Sun, 17 Jun 2012 19:59:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Just Because We're Not Publishing Doesn't Mean We're Not Working]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132183/ http://chronicle.com/article/Just-Because-Were-Not/132183/ In accounting for their time, academics ought to acknowledge the kind of scholarship they really do.

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Mon, 11 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[The Benefits of Making It Harder to Learn]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132056/ http://chronicle.com/article/The-Benefits-of-Making-It/132056/ Why do unfamiliar fonts and other "desirable difficulties" produce better retention of course content?

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Matter of Faith and Freedom]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/132095/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Matter-of-FaithFreedom/132095/ The president of The Catholic University of America explains what's at stake in the federal health-care mandates, and why he filed suit to block them.

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Sun, 03 Jun 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[A Professor's Death Ripples Outward]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131926/ http://chronicle.com/article/A-Professors-Death-Ripples/131926/ When a star professor at Emory University died, his department had to regroup as it mourned.

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Sun, 20 May 2012 00:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[For Schools of Theology, It's Time to Bend Tradition]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131851/ http://chronicle.com/article/For-Schools-of-Theology-Its/131851/ Amid financial troubles and declining enrollments, the largest challenge may be cultural—seminaries have to adapt to a changing world.

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Sun, 13 May 2012 01:01:00 EDT
<![CDATA[On Teaching Awards]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131777/ http://chronicle.com/article/On-Teaching-Awards/131777/ An innovative model seeks to reward good teachers and benefit from them as well.

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Mon, 07 May 2012 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Law Professor Gives Law Schools a Failing Grade]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131815/ http://chronicle.com/article/Law-Professor-Gives-Law/131815/ Professors are underworked and overpaid, and the schools are an increasingly poor career choice for students, writes Brian Tamanaha in a forthcoming book.

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Mon, 07 May 2012 10:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[What Graduate Students Want to Know About Community Colleges, Part 1]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131600/ http://chronicle.com/article/What-Graduate-Students-Want-to/131600/ Ph.D. candidates, and even some of their advisers, seem more interested than ever in careers at two-year colleges.

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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 20:00:00 EDT
<![CDATA[Stop Telling Students to Study for Exams]]> http://chronicle.com/article/article-content/131622/ http://chronicle.com/article/Stop-Telling-Students-to-Study/131622/ Giving students traditional tests, especially the sadistic ritual of finals, is not just a waste of their time, it's counterproductive.

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Sun, 22 Apr 2012 00:01:00 EDT