PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching http://www.chronicle.com/section/Teaching/8/ 2017-12-15T11:24:10-05:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education When Students Aren’t as Prepared as They Look on Paper http://www.chronicle.com/article/When-Students-Aren-t-as/242052 2017-12-14T10:22:00-05:00 The problem of academic preparation touches every corner of academe.  Teaching and Learning http://www.chronicle.com/article/TeachingLearning/242001 2017-12-13T10:00:00-05:00 Learn more about The Chronicle's coverage of teaching and learning, including its weekly newsletter devoted to these issues. What You Need to Know About Learning Analytics https://www.chronicle.com/premiumaccess/assets/item/6130 2017-12-12T15:00:00-05:00 Online learning has made it possible to track each student’s path toward mastering course content. Here’s how data can be tapped to improve teaching. Teaching Is a Private Act. How Can Professors Open Up About It? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Is-a-Private-Act-How/241998 2017-12-07T11:12:00-05:00 Efforts to spark conversations about pedagogy can be large-scale or ad hoc, but they all require a level of trust. Everyone Hates Course Evaluations http://www.chronicle.com/article/Everyone-Hates-Course/241929 2017-11-30T09:59:00-05:00 Yes, they’re flawed. But they’re not the only way to gather students’ perspectives. Should Laptops Be Banned in Class? An Op-Ed Fires Up the Debate http://www.chronicle.com/article/Should-Laptops-Be-Banned-in/241878 2017-11-27T15:11:00-05:00 The distraction of technology is a major driver of such bans. But some academics say that technology can be a force for good, or at least that professors have no right to tell students what they can and can’t use in class. An essay in The New York Times prompts renewed discussion. By Beth McMurtrie What Professors Can Learn About Teaching From Their Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Professors-Can-Learn/241812 2017-11-19T19:00:00-05:00 Some classroom observations and other assessments at the University of California at Merced can be especially valuable because of who’s performing them: undergraduates. By Beckie Supiano Just Maybe, Student Activists Aren’t So Closed-Minded http://www.chronicle.com/article/Just-Maybe-Student-Activists/241795 2017-11-16T11:34:00-05:00 A new national survey says they seek out differing opinions more often than their peers do. One Way to Fight Fake News http://www.chronicle.com/article/One-Way-to-Fight-Fake-News/241726 2017-11-09T10:58:00-05:00 To navigate the internet successfully, students need more than a checklist. Duke U. Lecturer’s Syllabus Excludes Student Reporters From Course http://www.chronicle.com/article/Duke-U-Lecturer-s-Syllabus/241717 2017-11-08T16:48:16-05:00 Staff members of the university’s student newspaper were surprised to discover that they had been explicitly barred from the class. By Nell Gluckman How to Infuse Creativity in the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Infuse-Creativity-in/241650 2017-11-02T10:54:00-04:00 Some projects in psychology courses can be used to help students develop their integrative- and lateral-thinking skills. Demand for Pilots Sparks Instructor Shortage at Colleges’ Flight Programs http://www.chronicle.com/article/Demand-for-Pilots-Sparks/241615 2017-10-30T18:37:39-04:00 Regional airlines are looking to hire students as quickly as possible. The only problem is that they’re hiring instructors too. By Julia Martinez Talking Teaching With Your Colleagues http://www.chronicle.com/article/Talking-Teaching-With-Your/241560 2017-10-26T11:38:00-04:00 Discussions about teaching are often confined to the department level. But dialogue across disciplines can be fostered in unexpected ways. Making It OK to Ask for Help http://www.chronicle.com/article/Making-It-OK-to-Ask-for-Help/241495 2017-10-19T09:27:00-04:00 High-achieving students, especially, may believe they’re supposed to go it alone. Teaching Newsletter: How Useful Is Creativity? 10/12/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-How/241430 2017-10-12T10:57:00-04:00 Two new studies paint an intriguing picture about the payoff of arts training. Expanding Undergraduate Research http://www.chronicle.com/article/Expanding-Undergraduate/241393 2017-10-08T18:30:00-04:00 Colleges especially like the problem-solving skills it can provide. Here’s how to offer more opportunities on a tight budget. By Kathryn Masterson Welcoming Students to Your Discipline http://www.chronicle.com/article/Welcoming-Students-to-Your/241383 2017-10-05T10:20:00-04:00 How do you combat stereotypes of your field?  A Conversation at Harvard http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Conversation-at-Harvard/241317 2017-09-28T10:36:00-04:00 As elite colleges try to enroll more diverse, first-generation, and low-income students, how should the institutions support them once they get there? What You Need to Know About the Inspector General’s Audit of Western Governors U. http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-You-Need-to-Know-About/241263 2017-09-21T23:04:52-04:00 The audit’s recommendation that the university repay more than $700 million in student aid has grabbed all the attention. But it’s far from clear that that will ever happen. By Beckie Supiano Helping Students Persist http://www.chronicle.com/article/Helping-Students-Persist/241256 2017-09-21T12:07:00-04:00 Keeping students academically motivated helps them stay enrolled. But do professors see retention as part of their job?