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August 24, 2018 12:09 pm

The ‘U.S. News’ College Rankings: a Modest Proposal – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Taking a page from Jonathan Swift, one college president has a suggestion for improving the most popular college-ranking process. Source:…


August 23, 2018 2:23 pm

The Humanities are in Crisis


August 18, 2018 2:18 pm

Interesting news on course costs for students

Student Spending on Course Materials Plummets   In the last decade, average student spending on required course materials has decreased…


August 18, 2018 1:09 pm

An interesting assignment for first years

Writing, google and group work. Source: Faculty Focus | Higher Ed Teaching & Learning Writing Project Features Mobile Technology, Team-Based…


August 15, 2018 12:02 pm

First Day of Class Activity: The Interest Inventory | Faculty Focus

When creating your interest inventory, you need to consider what you need to know about your students in order to…


August 14, 2018 11:59 am

A Simple Trick for Getting Students to Ask Questions in Class

I do this exercise at critical points during the semester, usually when we are beginning or are in the early…