Faculty Commons for Learning and Teaching Archives


February 19, 2020 7:56 pm

5 Principles as Pathways to Inclusive Teaching

Implementing inclusive teaching strategies in your classroom does not require huge changes or full course redesigns. Nor does inclusive teaching…


January 21, 2020 3:59 pm

How did you tell friends and family you’d been awarded tenure?

I was having dinner last night with my nephew, who is a computer science guy, and he told me about…


January 19, 2020 9:58 pm

Why We Ended Legacy Admissions

When I served as the dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto—Canada’s most selective law school—I…


January 19, 2020 9:55 pm

Textbooks Keep Getting Pricier

Now in his third year at George Washington University, 20-year-old Sebastian Reyes knows better. His first semester on campus, the…


January 8, 2020 9:29 pm

A Note on Reading Big, Difficult Books

People need to understand what an argument is, and the only way to do that is actually go through an…


January 8, 2020 4:52 pm

The College Wealth Premium Has Collapsed

Younger folks have come of age during an era of consumer debt. Is college worth it? As the cost of…


January 6, 2020 5:39 pm

Universal Design for Learning

UDL: A Powerful Framework


December 16, 2019 6:29 pm

Are the SAT and ACT illegal?

A lawsuit expected to be filed Tuesday is challenging the University of California system’s use of the SAT or ACT…


December 12, 2019 3:41 pm

Are you helping others rip-off your students?

As the semester ends, instructors at universities and community colleges around the country will begin placing their orders for next…


December 11, 2019 10:01 pm

Screens in the Classroom: Temptation or Tool?

Smartphones and other devices have long been maligned as distractions in university classrooms. But when employed strategically, many educators find…