13 janvier 2020

The Truth About Learning Communities

By Steven Mintz. A learning community can be an administrative convenience: a way to register students into a block of classes. Or a learning community can be something more: a cohort of students that shares common intellectual and co-curricular experiences, organized around a common theme, a career goal or a series of big questions. More...

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Can Technology Make Grading Fairer and More Efficient?

By Steven Mintz. Strategies for escaping grading hell.
Many of us would agree with the following statement: we’d teach for free, but must be paid to grade. More...

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Reimagining College’s Third Year

By Steven Mintz. When asked which is college’s most important year, few would say the junior year. But the third year is crucial, and doesn’t get the respect it deserves. More...

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3 Observations: Campus Protests

By John Kroger. Over the coming month, I am speaking at several conferences on the topic of free speech and protest on campus. As I think about the particular topics I will be addressing, I keep coming back to three observations that ground all my advice to campus leaders. More...

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10 Higher Education Predictions for a New Decade

By John Kroger. As we enter the 2020s, I want to share my 10 predictions for higher education in the coming decade.

1. 100 Small Colleges Close

Economic pressure will increase on small rural colleges and over 100 will close their doors. To survive today, a small college needs a great location, a large endowment and a powerful brand. Schools with all three of those attributes will thrive. Schools with one or two will have challenges but get by. Schools without any of the three will fail. More...

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Sharing Your Research

So, you've worked long and hard on your research, gone through the process of peer review, corrected your proofs, and now you have a published article! (Or book chapter, or publication in some other format. Disciplinary conventions vary.) More...

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Hyphens and En Dashes and Em Dashes, Oh My!

I’m ashamed to say that I did not know what an en dash or an em dash was until the last few years of my Ph.D. I had used em dashes in my own writing, sure, but I didn’t know what they were called. More...

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Teaching: What’s Love Got to Do With It?

This semester a friend/colleague and I put together a syllabus on solidarity and 20th-century women’s history. We both have equal parts inexperience and enthusiasm for teaching in a college environment and have been thinking a lot about our approach, the goals of our course and the ways we wish to engage students. More...

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Rewarding Your Writing

“Gradhacker” has hosted at least two excellent articles on starting up writing habits even when writing seems like the last thing that you want to do. However, with titles like “Nose to the Grindstone” and “Write, Dammit,” it’s easy to see that our common feelings toward writing are frustration and annoyance. More...

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On Grad Strategy

As the fall semester wraps up at most colleges and universities, many graduate students are working their way through the mounds of work that accompany the end of the semester: the piles of papers to grade, the reams of data to analyze, the chapter revisions that they promised their adviser would absolutely, positively, 100 percent be in their inbox by the time final grades are due. More...

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