Chronicle of Higher Education
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A small network has grown more than tenfold in 20 years as private liberal-arts colleges have decided their responsibilities donât end at graduation.
Critical-thinking skills and a broad education arenât enough. Small colleges are making career services a priority too.
A book that questions assumptions prompts an interim provost to examine some of the blindly-followed "rules" in academe.
The director of Wake Forest Universityâs Office of Career and Professional Development shares tips about what's helped his program become a model for other colleges.
Morehouse College chose a Harvard Business School professor as its next leader, and Pratt Institute appointed its first female president.
A new book examines the ways in which colleges guide some students toward failure.
The latest topics include how to protect free speech on campus.
The professor at Columbia College, in South Carolina, tells his students that âweâre here to build bridges in your brain.â
By recording on video her initial reaction to studentsâ assignments, this professor lets them see what an intellectual process looks like.
The professor emphasizes that intellectual growth is based âon error recovery, not mistake avoidance.â
The inspiration for his popular, interactive courses stems from his frustration with the traditional lecture format.
She requires students to identify their course goals for the semester, the grade they expect to earn, and their plan for achieving both.
She puts the focus on online material that allows students to progress at their own pace but doesnât let them get ahead of themselves.
At North Carolina Central U., he uses cellphones and Snapchat to prove that research isnât too complex for anyone.
His courses introduce engineering students to adults with disabilities, and together they make films about the adultsâ lives.
The religious-studies scholar at the U. of Pennsylvania oversees a course that requires students to live like monks.
By using their imaginations, says the University of Rochester historian, students absorb history far better than from a textbook.
Copies of the full report on our teaching innovators are available here.
As Richard Spencerâs white supremacist event loomed, Kent Fuchs employed emotionally laden language seldom heard from a public-college president.
A viral exchange about a failing grade, though fake, made us curious about faculty membersâ oddest or most exceptional stories about grading assignments.