Month: November 2018

Chronicle of Higher Education

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Quality Over Quantity in Classroom Discussion

November 7, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

When it comes to classroom discussion quality is often more important than quantity, according to a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. In the story, David Gooblar, a lecturer in the rhetoric department of the University of Iowa, writes that having students talk during class can be detrimental to the learning process if […]

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Chronicle of Higher Education

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What to Watch For in Higher Ed on Election Day

November 6, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

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It’s election day, which means it’s a good time to sit down and review the issues affecting higher education. A guide in The Chronicle of Higher Education walks voters through races and trends to watch. The guide also lists a number of academics running for public office. Don’t forget to cast your vote today!

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Religion and Politics Professor Touts Technology in the Classroom

November 5, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“We have an opportunity with technology to make the humanities come to life in the digital age. It can help words leap off the page,” said Lerone Martin, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Religion and Politics at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of American […]

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Science Corps is Recruiting Graduate Students for Paid Fellowship

November 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements /

Science Corps is recruiting STEM graduate students for its Science Corps Fellow program. The paid six-month fellowship allows students who recently completed their PhD to teach science abroad. If you’re passionate about STEM education and want to work abroad, this may be the opportunity for you! Apply on Science Corps’s website.

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Chronicle of Higher Education

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New Techniques for Teaching Gen Z

November 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

A mix of face-to-face and virtual learning could be the best method for teaching today’s students, Vickie S. Cook, an associate professor and executive director of the Center for Online Learning, Research, and Service at the University of Illinois at Springfield, said in a recent story in The Chronicle of Higher Education. The article offers a few […]

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