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Teaching

In Courses on Dystopian Literature, Everybody Wants to Talk About Trump

The new president and the era of "alternative facts" have started to creep into English-literature classes across the nation.

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Teaching

How Colleges Can Teach Students to Be Good Citizens

After a bruising presidential campaign, many colleges are devoting renewed attention to fostering civic engagement in their students.

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How Can Students Be Taught to Detect Fake News and Dubious Claims?

New attention to hyperpartisan or misleading information online has prompted some people in higher education to scrutinize how they teach students to navigate the web.

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Villanova Asks Professors to Discuss Postelection Tensions in Class

Amid a spate of racially charged and hate-motivated incidents on campuses since last week, the university stands out for urging its faculty to allow students to speak up.

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Lesson Plans After the Shock: How Instructors Treated Trump’s Win in the Classroom

As professors grappled with their own surprise, they also had to figure out how to deal with students’ and colleagues’ questions.

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Her Students Asked About Police Shootings. So She Created a Guide for Them.

A 48-page course reader by a professor at Montclair State University has taken on a second life and illustrated students’ desire to use the classroom as a place to discuss the issue.

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Teaching

The Tricky Task of Teaching About Trump

The Republican nominee’s boundary-defying presidential campaign has political-science professors debating how much to express their views in the classroom.

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Teaching

A Higher-Education Rebel With a Cause

Sarah Short, who has taught some 44,000 students over a half-century at Syracuse University, wants to see more classroom interaction.

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Teaching

The Next Great Hope for Measuring Learning

Thirteen states are using a common tool to evaluate how well their students write, calculate, and think. Can this effort paint an accurate portrait of academic quality?

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Teaching

How One Professor Will Turn Wisconsin’s Higher-Ed Philosophy Into a Seminar

This fall Chad A. Goldberg will teach students the significance of the "Wisconsin Idea," a longstanding principle in the state-university system’s mission statement that was almost overturned last year by the governor.

Teaching

More Professors Know About Free Textbook Options, but Adoption Remains Low

Only 6.6 percent of faculty members are "very aware" of open educational resources, a survey found, and many say they can’t find such materials, although their use in introductory courses is ticking up.