PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching http://www.chronicle.com/section/Teaching/8/ 2018-07-22T14:03:17-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education How One College Used Student Comments to Identify Its Best Professors http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-College-Used-Student/243907 2018-07-12T11:41:00-04:00 When students are candid and specific, their comments can help determine who should be teaching gateway courses, one administrator found. When Your Course Suddenly Needs an Overhaul http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Your-Course-Suddenly/243839 2018-07-05T10:07:00-04:00 News events and new discoveries can push professors to rethink their syllabi.     A University Overhauled Its Course Evaluation to Get Better Feedback. Here’s What Changed. http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-University-Overhauled-Its/243803 2018-06-29T12:42:19-04:00 The University of Southern California changed both the questions it asks students and the way their responses are used. By Beckie Supiano Want to Help Professors Become Better Teachers? Find Them a Mentor http://www.chronicle.com/article/Want-to-Help-Professors-Become/243788 2018-06-28T16:00:54-04:00 Even seasoned faculty members can use a guide as they explore new ways of teaching in online and active-learning classrooms. By Beth McMurtrie What Podcasts Can Teach Us About Teaching http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Podcasts-Can-Teach-Us/243779 2018-06-28T11:06:00-04:00 The best ones hook listeners by telling stories about people. Teaching can use the tools of storytelling to hook students, too. In the Family-Separation Debate, Some Professors Say Their Role Is ‘Not to Not Respond’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/In-the-Family-Separation/243774 2018-06-27T16:23:13-04:00 As the national conversation about family separation at the U.S.-Mexico border continues, faculty members are grappling with how to incorporate the issue into their fall courses. By Megan Zahneis Not Just for Video Games: Virtual Reality Joins the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Not-Just-for-Video-Games-/243729 2018-06-21T10:16:00-04:00 Educators and technologists gather at Yale University to share strategies for using immersive technology as a teaching tool. How Much ‘Engaged Learning’ Can You Get for $20.5 Million? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Much-Engaged/243666 2018-06-14T10:56:00-04:00 An ambitious effort at the University of Michigan to encourage experimentation in teaching has had a positive impact — and run into familiar challenges. Instructor Faces Backlash After She Belittles Student on Class Forum http://www.chronicle.com/article/Instructor-Faces-Backlash/243657 2018-06-13T16:04:00-04:00 The lecturer, at the University of California at San Diego, also revealed the student’s academic standing in an online forum that was visible to everyone in her course. By Megan Zahneis How One Teaching Expert Activates Students’ Curiosity http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-Teaching-Expert/243609 2018-06-07T09:57:00-04:00 Asking students to work out a problem using nothing but what they already know can bring a host of benefits.   Measuring Stick http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Measuring-Stick/205 2018-06-07T00:00:00-04:00 In the fall of 2010 The Chronicle published a series of articles on accountability and assessment in higher education, a theme that is as relevant and urgent today as it was then. Here are highlights. Freshmen ‘Are Souls That Want to Be Awakened’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Freshmen-Are-Souls-That/243559 2018-06-03T18:30:00-04:00 “I know your doubts and fears, and I’ll have your back till the end of the semester.” That’s the message that Bryan Dewsbury, a biology professor at the University of Rhode Island, wants to get across to first-year students. By Kelly Field What 6 Colleges Learned About Improving Their Online Courses http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-6-Colleges-Learned-About/243540 2018-05-31T11:06:00-04:00 High-quality digital courses can save students time and money — but colleges have to invest in the right things, too. Trauma Can Interfere With Students’ Learning. Here’s Something Professors Can Do to Help. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Trauma-Can-Interfere-With/243497 2018-05-24T10:08:00-04:00 Listening to students’ stories can help them regain a sense of control after a disaster, says a professor at the University of Puerto Rico. How a 21st-Century Learning Environment Helps Students Master Tough Subjects http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-a-21st-Century-Learning/243439 2018-05-18T16:36:00-04:00 In Austin Community College’s ACCelerator, which opened in 2014 in a former shopping mall, instructors work with small groups of students, at their own pace. By Julia Schmalz The Future of Learning and How It Could Change Your Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-Future-of-LearningHow/243437 2018-05-17T10:51:00-04:00 A Chronicle reporter shares lessons for professors from her new report. How Your Office Could Inspire Student Collaboration http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Your-Office-Could-Inspire/243384 2018-05-10T10:18:00-04:00 To foster faculty-student interactions, some campuses are designing better spaces for them to meet. Professors Are Talking About Students’ Dead Grandparents Again http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-Are-Talking-About/243353 2018-05-07T12:38:00-04:00 While some academics complained on Twitter about students’ using the alleged death of a grandparent as an excuse during finals, others said it’s time to respect students’ ever-more-complex lives. By Emma Kerr Traditional Teaching May Deepen Inequality. Can a Different Approach Fix It? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Traditional-Teaching-May/243339 2018-05-06T18:30:00-04:00 A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill uses inclusive teaching, which seeks to equalize opportunity for students from all backgrounds to participate and succeed in class. By Beckie Supiano The 5 Tips for Student Success That a Longtime Instructor Swears By http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-5-Tips-for-Student-Success/243323 2018-05-03T09:51:00-04:00 A community-college administrator shares his approach, which he credits with increasing the number of graduates by 67 percent.