Carol E. Holstead Carol E. Holstead is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Kansas. Read MoreRead Less Stories by this Author Advice In Praise of Open-Note Exams By Carol E. Holstead September 5, 2023 How allowing students to use their notes during tests can help them build an essential job skill. Advice Why Students Are Skipping Class So Often, and How to Bring Them Back By Carol E. Holstead September 1, 2022 Class attendance went off a cliff last year. A professor surveyed her students about it — and they had a lot to say. Advice Want to Improve Your Teaching? Start With the Basics: Learn Students’ Names By Carol E. Holstead August 29, 2019 Undergraduates notice when you don’t make an effort to remember them — and they work harder when you do. First Person The Benefits of No-Tech Note Taking By Carol E. Holstead March 4, 2015 A year after banning students from taking notes on laptops, a professor reports on the results.