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An Inside Look at Why Accreditation Works

7.05.18

Bob Udell reflects on his own experience, specifically, the collaboration needed between an institution and its site visitors for productive conversations, on a recent accreditation visit.
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ACE Report on Using Data to Improve Equity and Sustainability in Higher Education

7.02.18

Using actionable data to promote racial equity is the focus of a recently released ACE report titled,  Bringing Accountability to Life: How Savvy Data Users Find the “Actionable N” to Improve Equity and Sustainability in Higher Education, and co-authored by Alicia C. Dowd, Keith Witham, Debbie Hanson, Cheryl D. Ching, Román Liera, and Marlon Fernandez Castro (all affiliates of the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California).
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A Motivational Framework for Instructional Equity in Higher Education

7.02.18

Conducting a meta-analysis of available literature, Margery Ginsberg and Raymond Wlodkowski developed a motivational framework for culturally responsive teaching. Four conditions (inclusion, attitude, competence, and meaning) form the base of the framework, each conditionally interacting and impact a student’s motivation to learn.
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What a Controversy Over an App Tells Us About How Students Learn Now

7.02.18

Questions of evidence of authentic student learning arose out of the current cheating scandal of students at Texas Christian University. NILOA director, Natasha Jankowski, commented on faculty ownership of their courses and student learning. Using techniques for course redesign described in David Gooblar’s advice column on Give Students More Options When They Have to Take Your Course in The Chronicle of Higher Education can assist in not only student learning but also student motivation.
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Responses Needed for National Survey of Postsecondary Competency-Based Education

6.27.18

AIR and Eduventures® Research recently launched their 2018 National Survey of Postsecondary CBE. If your institution is interested in completing the survey to help map the landscape of the CBE field, more information can be found here. This study is funded by Lumina Foundation, supporting AIR’s work, and Ellucian, which supports Eduventures’ contributions.
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