April 8, 2016
Volume 62, Issue 30
For a long time, disciplinary content was king. Now just about everyone agrees that students should learn skills like critical thinking. What's trickier is how.
When the College of Charleston told Robert T. Dillon that a quote from 1896 wouldn’t cut it as a statement of his course’s learning outcomes, no one was prepared for the mess that ensued.
Incidents involving the Baptist university’s powerhouse football team have unsettled many students. Now the administration is taking action on a problem that activists say runs deeper than sports.
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Also In the Issue
A new adult-education dean finds a helpful paper about the blurring of distinctions between traditional and nontraditional students.
Isiaah Crawford, who will leave his job as provost at Seattle University, has done research on human sexuality and minority stress.
Critics worry that a new North Carolina law they see as anti-LGBT could affect colleges; California’s state auditor worries about out-of-state students; and Microsoft worries about a bot that learned bad manners.
The Princeton Open Campus Coalition formed in response to a movement that, its founders felt, was stifling constructive dialogue.
MOOC sequences that lead to certificates can also be the ticket into some master’s programs. Educators say that’s one way of easing barriers and cutting costs for students.
Day-care centers, disciplinary hearings, and faculty offices are among the settings where Texas and Georgia have wrestled over whether to allow guns.