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“The Case for Inclusive Teaching” – The Chronicle of Higher Education

In a recent edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education, Kevin Gannon makes a compelling case for inclusive teaching practices as a tool for increasing success for colleges and universities.  We are seeing a continued slide in enrollments – a … Continue reading

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New Issue of Liberal Education on Creating Inclusive Classrooms

Summer/Fall2017Vol.103No.3/4 Creating Inclusive Classrooms: Perspectives from Faculty Development This issue explores the role of faculty development in creating educational spaces that welcome students of all identities and encourage dialogue across perspectives. Also included are articles on intersectionality and liberal education, … Continue reading

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AAC&U Releases Report on National, Large-Scale Look at Student Learning

AAC&U has recently released preliminary results from their ambitious project to measure student learning using the VALUE rubrics across many types of institutions.  You may not find the results surprising but you are bound to find them compelling.  A couple … Continue reading

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Good Read: At Valparaiso, the Holistic Department Opens Up New Possibilities for Faculty 

In recent decades, the strain of ever-increasing faculty workload has been the source of much angst among college and university professors. Faculty responsibilities have greatly expanded to include a wide range of tasks. “We started a list of all the … Continue reading

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Good Read: How to Get a Tenure Track Position at a Predominantly Undergraduate Institution

from CUR Aimed primarily at current graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and faculty in temporary positions, this booklet will also assist those who counsel graduate students as they seek jobs. Faculty members and administrators who are hiring new faculty members at … Continue reading

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Good Read: The Vanishing Big Thinker ~ by Alan Wolfe

An interesting commentary on prioritizing development of specialized expertise over education available to all. Even in four-year colleges that emphasize undergraduate education, new appointments are going to top graduates from a mere handful of prestigious doctoral programs that emphasize research and … Continue reading

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No grades, no timetable: Berlin school turns teaching upside down

Pupils choose their own subjects and motivate themselves, an approach some say should be rolled out across Germany Read about this expeiment in education at The Guardian

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Good Read: A Liberal-Arts Education for Business Majors – The Atlantic

Their degrees may help them secure entry-level jobs, but to advance in their careers, they’ll need much more than technical skills. Read the article at The Atlantic

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Good Read: Meanings and Metrics – by David Scobey

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about how assessment drives learning–often in ways that aren’t aligned with the goals of liberal education.  I’ve also observed how very little meaning-making follows data collection, yet the act of collecting the data is changing … Continue reading

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The Water Next Time: Professor Who Helped Expose Crisis in Flint Says Public Science Is Broken 

Working with residents of Flint, Mr. Edwards led a study that revealed that the elevated lead levels in people’s homes were not isolated incidents but a result of a systemic problem that had been ignored by state scientists. He has … Continue reading

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