Focus on the Faculty Archives


June 8, 2018 9:58 am

Making the Grading Process More Transparent

College teachers are always on the lookout for ways to help students better understand why their paper, essay answer, or…


April 27, 2018 9:20 am

Active Learning Exercises

“The longer students sit passively in a class, the more attention drifts from the presentation and the longer the drifts…


April 20, 2018 9:54 am

An Innovative Postexam Review Activity

We need to work more with students on seeing exams as something more than just grade generating experiences. Here’s a…


December 4, 2017 1:40 pm

Passage of Senate Tax-Reform Bill Leaves Colleges Scrambling – The Chronicle of Higher Education


November 26, 2017 4:52 pm

This Division I university is considering cutting football—because it’s too dangerous

But the proposal by the University of San Diego faculty to cut their football program makes no mention of the…


November 26, 2017 2:41 pm

Can the Student Course Evaluation Be Redeemed? – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The IDEA Center, a 40-year-old nonprofit that spun off from Kansas State University, thinks it has a student-ratings system that…


November 26, 2017 12:13 pm

Laptops Are Great. But Not During a Lecture or a Meeting. – The New York Times


November 20, 2017 4:59 pm

What Professors Can Learn About Teaching From Their Students – The Chronicle of Higher Education

The observers will give Mr. García-Ojeda, an associate teaching professor of biology, a detailed depiction of the teaching and learning…


November 17, 2017 9:20 am

Active Learning: A Perspective from Cognitive Psychology