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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

By Tamar Lewin
The New York Times, December 10, 2013

School Is Crucial, but Keep It Broad

By Zachary Hamed
The New York Times, October 28, 2013

A Plea for Civil Discourse: Needed, the Academy’s Leadership

By Andrea Leskes
Liberal Education, Fall 2013

Experience Matters: Why Competency-Based Education Will Not Replace Seat Time

By Johann N. Neem
Liberal Education, Fall 2013

MOOCs and Democratic Education

By Leland Carver and Laura M. Harrison
Liberal Education,
Fall 2013

A Plea for Close Learning

By Scott L. Newstok
Liberal Education, Fall 2013

The MOOC Moment and the End of Reform

By Aaron Bady
Liberal Education, Fall 2013

If Competency Is the Goal, Then Students' Own Work Is the Key to Reaching It

By Carol Geary Schneider
Liberal Education, Fall 2013

Teaching Clearly Can Be a Deceptively Simple Way to Improve Learning

By Dan Berrett
Chronicle of Higher Education, November 22, 2013

The Power of Patience: Teaching Students the Value of Deceleration and Immersive Attention

By Jennifer L. Roberts
Harvard Magazine, November-December, 2013

So You Think You Can Think

By Dominic Pettman
Inside Higher Ed, August 26, 2013

The Awesomest 7-Year Postdoc or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Tenure-Track Faculty Life

By Radhika Nagpal
Scientific American, July 21, 2013

Who Is Driving the Online Locomotive?

By Rob Jenkins
Chronicle of Higher Education, July 24, 2013

Catching the Foul Balls

By Kim A. Wilcox
Inside Higher Ed
, July 12, 2013

DIY Fine Art Degrees for Cash-Strapped Artists

By Matthew Reisz
Times Higher Education
, July 11, 2013

Beyond MOOC Hype

By Ry Rivard
Inside Higher Ed, July 9 2013

No Right Answers

By Ry Rivard
Inside Higher Ed, July 8, 2013

MOOCs? They're a Cracking Good Idea

By Chris Parr
Times Higher Education, June 27, 2013

Rigorous and Precise Thinking

By Ruth Starkman
Inside Higher Ed, January 17, 2013

 

The Year of the MOOC

New York Times, November 5, 2012

What Do You Know? And How Well Do You Think?

Smith College Insight, February 7, 2012

Teaching Smith Students About Life Beyond the Course Book

New York Times "The Choice", February 7, 2012

Speaking Up is Hard to Do: Researchers Explain Why

Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2012

Liberal Education

AAC&U Quarterly Journal, Winter, 2012

 

Bridging Old and New: Video Guides to Assigned Readings

By Smith Biological Sciences Professor Richard Olivo
EDUCAUSE Quarterly
, December, 2011

Starting to Worry

Inside Higher Ed, October 10, 2011

Worried? I'm Terrified.

Inside Higher Ed, October 31, 2011

Personal Best: Top Athletes and Singers Have Coaches. Should You?

The New Yorker, October 3, 2011

Let's Close the Gap Between Teaching and Assessing

The Chronice of Higher Education, February 24, 2011

One Measure of a Professor: Students' Grades in Later Courses

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 9, 2011
Could grades in Calculus II courses actually be a better indication of how well Calculus I was taught?

Rethinking Advanced Placement

The New York Times, January 9, 2011
A sweeping redesign of Advanced Placement aims to take the rote out. In biology, that means half the multiple-choice questions.

Six Top Smartphone Apps to Improve Teaching, Research, and Your Life

The Chronicle of Higher Education, January 2, 2011
Professors elaborate on the mobile programs that have made their work lives easier to handle.

Cross-Disciplinary Grading Techniques

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 22, 2010
Using a clear and simple rubric—similar to those used in the humanities—to grade her students' work in a physics class leads this professor to wonder about other assessment techniques that could be shared across disciplines.

How Teaching Changed My Mind about the iPad

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 15, 2010
Having initially returned an iPad as a pretty, but not very useful gadget, guest author Alan Jacobs explains how teaching made him change his mind.

Breaking Out of Grading Jail

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 4, 2010
Grading is a burden, an opportunity, and just one more thing on our to-do lists. It is all of this and more.

Teaching Carnival 4.3

The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 1, 2010
Teaching Carnival 4.3 provides a roundup of links devoted to pedagogy in higher education.

Using Clickers to Facilitate Peer Review in a Writing Seminar

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 19, 2010
Grading is a burden, an opportunity, and just one more thing on our to-do lists. It is all of this and more.

Graphic Display of Student Learning Objectives

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 19, 2010
Graphic displays of student-learning outcomes or course goals can help students understand the rationale behind assignments, and graphics can help faculty members think/rethink course design.

Teach Creativity, Not Memorization

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 10, 2010
If we want students to be creative but then teach them to memorize, we fail.

Without Assessment, Great Teaching Stays Secret

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 10, 2010
Bright students are flocking to the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. Yet far more people don't know about its successes.

Grading Classroom Participation Rhetorically

The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 6, 2010
A self-reflexive essay assignment can help students understand how teachers assess a common course objective that can seem purely subjective or arbitrary.

A Measure of Education Is Put to the Test

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 19, 2010
The Collegiate Learning Assessment, a 90-minute essay test, has prompted major instructional changes on some campuses. It's about to get a lot better known.

Many College Boards Are at Sea in Assessing Student Learning, Survey Finds

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 9, 2010
Boards do not spend enough time discussing student-learning outcomes, nor do they understand the subject well enough, says a report on the survey results.

Why Teaching Is Not Priority No. 1

The Chronicle of Higher Education, September 5, 2010
Efforts to assess learning often fail because there's little incentive for faculty members to be better teachers.

Brilliance in a Box

Slate, September 5, 2010
What do the best classrooms in the world look like?

Linked In With: a Writer Who Questions the Wisdom of Teaching With Technology

The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 4, 2010
If you're looking for a contrarian take on technology, Nicholas Carr is your man.

Stanley Fish: Student Evaluations, Part Two

The New York Times, June 28, 2010
Further discussion, with readers taking part, on the pros and (mostly) cons of students' evaluations of teachers.

Stanley Fish: Deep in the Heart of Texas

The New York Times, June 21, 2010
Assessing teaching performance through student evaluations is still a terrible idea, and Texas is leading the way.