PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teaching http://www.chronicle.com/section/Teaching/8/ 2018-03-20T09:42:39-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education What Delayed Course Evaluations Might — and Might Not — Reveal http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-Delayed-Course/242862 2018-03-19T18:14:38-04:00 Professors like to think that their lessons stick with students long after a course ends. Do they? By Dan Berrett Changing the Curriculum Is Hard. So Is Measuring Its Success. http://www.chronicle.com/article/Changing-the-Curriculum-Is/242829 2018-03-15T11:22:00-04:00 A Chronicle reporter shares what he learned reporting a recent article about colleges’ attempts to overhaul their core curricula. How One University Seeks to Shore Up the Sophomore Year http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Seeks-to/242772 2018-03-08T10:46:00-05:00 The second year can be a curricular no man’s land for students, so Ohio State University requires them to live on its campus and offers a program featuring weekly meetings with peers and professors. Bias Affects Instructors’ Interactions With Online Students, Study Finds http://www.chronicle.com/article/Bias-Affects-Instructors-/242765 2018-03-07T15:52:53-05:00 Instructors in MOOCs are nearly twice as likely to respond to discussion posts from white male students. By Emma Kerr Starter Kit: New to College Teaching https://store.chronicle.com/collections/che-article-collections/products/starter-kit-new-to-college-teaching 2018-03-06T17:05:00-05:00 Walking into a college classroom to teach for the first time can be daunting. This collection will be an invaluable guide for new instructors, whether you’re just starting out or transitioning to a new career. New Fellowship Seeks to Help Tenure-Track Faculty Members Elevate Teaching http://www.chronicle.com/article/New-Fellowship-Seeks-to-Help/242732 2018-03-05T00:01:00-05:00 The program, which will provide $40,000 each to five professors, is unusual in both its generosity and its focus. By Beckie Supiano How to Make Sure Students Graduate With More Than a Diploma http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Make-Sure-Students/242692 2018-03-01T10:12:00-05:00 At a recent conference, George Kuh, an expert on the student experience, argued for a broader definition of student success. What If Teaching Evaluations Happened Later? http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-If-Teaching-Evaluations/242611 2018-02-22T12:11:00-05:00 If the true measure of an education is difficult to gauge right away, then maybe it makes sense to wait to ask students what they got from a course. After a Mass Shooting, Education Programs Confront a Question: ‘Am I Obligated to Take a Bullet for My Students?’ http://www.chronicle.com/article/After-a-Mass-Shooting/242601 2018-02-21T17:44:10-05:00 Colleges’ education programs typically do not require training in how to respond to an active shooter. But some are rethinking their curricula. By Emma Kerr Teaching Newsletter FAQ http://www.chronicle.com/article/Teaching-Newsletter-FAQ/242590 2018-02-20T14:14:19-05:00 Everything you need to know about The Chronicle’s weekly newsletter on teaching and learning. By Beckie Supiano A College Designed for Adults http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-College-Designed-for-Adults/242559 2018-02-15T17:22:00-05:00 At College Unbound, a new institution in Rhode Island, the curriculum and services reflect the life and work experiences of older students. “We’ve tried to become what they needed,” says Adam Bush, its provost. By Goldie Blumenstyk Harnessing the Power of the Developing Brain http://www.chronicle.com/article/Harnessing-the-Power-of-the/242556 2018-02-15T10:15:00-05:00 What professors — and students — should know about the advantages and limitations of the teenage brain. How to Help Students of Differing Abilities http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-to-Help-Students-of/242475 2018-02-08T11:31:00-05:00 Remedial math is a big stumbling block for students, and placing them in credit-bearing courses shows promise. But what’s the best way to teach them? Can the Large Lecture Be Saved? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Can-the-Large-Lecture-Be/242407 2018-02-01T09:57:00-05:00 Some readers weren’t so sure that gathering 600 students in a physical classroom made sense. Others offered strategies for making it work. Instructors, Do You Tell Your Class to Buy Your Book? http://www.chronicle.com/article/Instructors-Do-You-Tell-Your/242384 2018-01-30T14:31:00-05:00 Many have panned the practice, and some academics feel conflicted about benefiting financially — even if marginally — from their students. What do you think? By Chris Quintana How Do You Keep Students From Checking Out in a Large Lecture Hall? http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-Do-You-Keep-Students-From/242337 2018-01-25T10:07:00-05:00 Colleges can innovate their way out of some problems. Others — like those distracted students in the back of the auditorium — may be harder to crack. The Hope and Hype of the Academic Innovation Center http://www.chronicle.com/article/The-HopeHype-of-the/242284 2018-01-21T18:30:00-05:00 Some colleges are betting these hubs can bring about change, but can you orchestrate creativity? By Beth McMurtrie James Comey Continues Second Act as a College Instructor http://www.chronicle.com/article/James-Comey-Continues-Second/242295 2018-01-19T15:31:00-05:00 The former FBI director will co-teach a course this fall on “ethical leadership” at his alma mater, the College of William & Mary. By Steve Kolowich How the Definition of Mentoring Is Changing http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-the-Definition-of/242267 2018-01-18T11:27:00-05:00 It’s not about grooming undergraduates to be just like you; they need to find their own path. That tension is what makes these relationships difficult to engineer. 24 Tips for Teaching Writing http://chronicle.com/resource/24-Tips-for-Teaching-Writing/6247/ 2018-01-17T14:44:00-05:00 Here’s guidance from experts on how to teach students about danglers, adverbs, commas, and more.