Serving on faculty panels is often seen as a thankless task, but colleges can make it more rewarding by agreeing on goals and spreading the work fairly.
Helping moms and dads help their first-generation students succeed
Ph.D.Colleges make curricular changes to better prepare humanities doctoral students for careers outside academe.
Students have complained for generations of feeling like nameless specks in a cavernous lecture hall. Faculty members often dread such a sea of blank faces. Now universities are experimenting with ways to liven up those classes.
The University of Georgia organizes faculty learning communities to help professors rethink the lecture.
Colleges are making changes to simplify the steps a student must take to move from a two-year to a four-institution.
Andy Hedrick, who started at a community college and graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington, says he could have used more guidance from the institutions on course credits and other topics.