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Defining and Delivering on Quality in Higher Education

8.01.18

Debra Humphreys writes about the Quality Assurance Commons (QA Commons) and their goal to help institutions ensure better student outcomes through certifying programs of study which demonstrate the ability to equip students with skills and learning experiences essential to post-graduation success.
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This Neuroscientist Explains Why Today’s Kids Have Different Brains

7.30.18

Neuroscientist David Eagleman sat down for an interview with EdSurge to discuss what educators should know about the brains of current students and ways to approach learning to better prepare students for success.
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‘Making Sense of the College Curriculum’

7.10.18

In this article, the authors of the book, Making Sense of the College Curriculum: Faculty Stories of Change, Conflict, and Accommodation─ Robert Zemsky, Learning Alliance Chair;, Gregory R. Wegner, director of program development at the Great Lakes Colleges Association; and Ann J. Duffield, a strategic planning and communications consultant to colleges and universities who serves on the Board of Trustees of the Sage Colleges─discuss the evolution of college curricula.
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How One Teaching Expert Activates Students’ Curiosity

7.10.18

In the June 7, 2018, Teaching Newsletter, Beckie Supiano discusses a teaching technique called the “naïve task” used to spark student inquiry that surfaced at a recent conference by Kimberly Van Orman, an instructional consultant in the Institute of Teaching, Learning, and Academic Leadership at the University at Albany.
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UNC Chapel Hill Professor Uses Inclusive Teaching to make Class More Fair

7.10.18

Using active learning techniques, Kelly Hogan, associate professor and assistant dean of instructional innovation in the College of Arts & Sciences at UNC Chapel Hill, redesigned her Biology 101 course to address the learning needs and achievement gaps of students of color, first-generation students, and continuing-generation students.
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