PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching http://www.chronicle.com/section/Teaching/8/ 2017-10-20T10:12:45-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Teaching Newsletter: Making It OK to Ask for Help, 10/19/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-Making-It/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 Teaching Newsletter: Welcoming Students to Your Discipline, 10/5/17 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-Welcoming/241383 2017-10-05T10:20:00-04:00 How do you combat stereotypes of your field?  Teaching Newsletter: A Conversation at Harvard http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-A/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 Teaching Newsletter: Helping Students Persist, 9/21/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-Helping/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? Teaching Newsletter: A New Core? 9/14/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-A-New/241196 2017-09-14T13:54:00-04:00 How much interest is there in creating a common academic experience? Teaching Newsletter: Immigration and Graduate Students, 9/7/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-/241120 2017-09-07T16:55:00-04:00 The Trump administration’s decision to phase out the policy known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, dominated the news earlier this month. The administration’s strict stance on immigration is bound to have an impact on the college classroom in other ways.  Teaching Newsletter: The Motivation Cliff, 8/31/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-The/241067 2017-08-31T11:57:00-04:00 First-year students are easy to spot at this time of year: They look lost. Given a little time, freshmen will find their way around the campus. But many of them will never be more academically motivated than they are right now. Teaching Newsletter: First Class, First Impressions, 8/24/2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-First/240997 2017-08-24T14:36:00-04:00 Check out the most recent issue of The Chronicle’s new Teaching newsletter. We hope it sparks some insights and ideas on teaching, learning, and curriculum. Professors See Charlottesville as a Starting Point for Discussions on Race http://www.chronicle.com/article/Professors-See-Charlottesville/240961 2017-08-18T19:06:44-04:00 Recent events have inspired faculty members not only to talk about race in class but also to show students how to respond to hate groups. By Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz Teaching Newsletter, August 17, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-August/240947 2017-08-17T10:09:00-04:00 Violent demonstrations by white nationalists brought renewed attention to one of higher education’s biggest challenges: helping students engage in constructive conversations during fraught times. Teaching: What Works In and Around the Classroom http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-August/240880 2017-08-14T15:00:00-04:00 This new resource brings together insights about teaching and learning. Here's a sample. Teaching Newsletter, August 11, 2017 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-August/240880 2017-08-11T13:06:00-04:00 Could Grades Be Counterproductive? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Could-Grades-Be/240902 2017-08-10T22:16:28-04:00 A University of Georgia professor’s offer to change students’ grades upon request raises intriguing questions. By Beckie Supiano A Look at Teacher-Training Programs for Graduate Students http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Look-at-Teacher-Training/240785 2017-07-30T18:30:00-04:00 Universities often offer orientations and workshops, though not all programs are mandatory. By Vimal Patel Teaching the Art of the Difficult Classroom Conversation http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-the-Art-of-the/240784 2017-07-30T18:30:00-04:00 Today’s minefield of political and social issues requires even the most experienced educators to step carefully. By Vimal Patel Teaching Ph.D.s How to Teach http://www.chronicle.com/specialreport/Teaching-PhDs-How-to-Teach/131 2017-07-28T00:00:00-04:00 Doctoral training hasn’t traditionally been concerned with whether future faculty members are good teachers. New programs are meant to change that. What’s in a Grade? It Depends on Whom You Ask http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-s-in-a-Grade-It/240768 2017-07-27T13:43:31-04:00 A faculty debate over how to record course grades at Eastern Washington University played out largely along disciplinary lines. By Beckie Supiano