Posts on Faculty Commons for Learning and Teaching


October 15, 2018 11:21 am

Reading Quizzes: Why They Work | The Teaching Professor

The body of evidence supporting the effectiveness of regular quizzes on assigned…


October 15, 2018 10:56 am

How Faculty Advisers Can Be First Responders When Students Need Help – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Professors can’t be experts in everything that can go wrong for a…


October 14, 2018 7:06 pm

Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policy Goes On Trial : NPR

Source: Harvard’s Affirmative Action Policy Goes On Trial : NPR


October 9, 2018 5:02 pm

Disrupting Illusions of Fluency – Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

The final class minutes can be best spent constructively assessing levels of…


October 8, 2018 4:49 pm

Using TAMPA to Teach Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines | The Teaching Professor

TAMPA is the acronym for a method of teaching critical thinking. It…


October 4, 2018 11:38 am

Teaching Critical Thinking: Some Practical Points

We all endorse it and we all want our students to do…


September 27, 2018 12:00 pm

Three Active Learning Strategies | Faculty Focus

Active learning strategies such as these move students from passive to active…


September 24, 2018 1:44 pm

Focus Your Lectures with the ‘One-Sentence Lesson Plan’ – Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning

The one-sentence lesson plan helps professors focus on learning—rather than on teaching—by…


September 22, 2018 3:17 pm

Group Work Strategies to Ensure Students Pull Their Weight

How should faculty deal with the issues that arise when some students…


September 22, 2018 3:12 pm

The Great College Rip-Off – The Atlantic

Why higher education in the U.S. is so expensive, and what students…