Month: March 2019

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Science Advances: STEM Faculty Who Believe in Fixed Ability Have Less Motivated Students

March 6, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

STEM Education

Results from a recent study show that STEM faculty who believe students’ ability is fixed have larger racial achievement gaps and more demotivated students in their classes, according to data published recently in a paper in Science Advances. The paper by authors Elizabeth A. Canning, Katherine Muenks, Dorainne J. Green, and Mary C. Murphy, looks at […]

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How to ‘Plagiarize-Proof’ Writing Assignments

March 6, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning / Teaching with Writing

Plagiarism is a common problem at most higher education institutions, but teachers can take steps to “plagiarize-proof” their courses, writes Christina Moore, a virtual faculty developer with the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Oakland University, in a recent Faculty Focus article. In the story, Moore gives four strategies to help faculty and staff […]

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Building Transparent Classroom Assignments

March 4, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Improving Teaching and Learning /

Creating better course assignments can start with transparent teaching, one professor says. Tanya Martini, a professor of psychology at Brock University in Ontario, Canada, shared her approach to making assignments more relevant to her students in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Martini was frustrated that students in course evaluations said her assignments […]

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