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It’s Not Clear Whether Public-College Professors Have First Amendment Rights When They’re Teaching

Professors at public universities have no right to freedom of speech when they teach, lawyers for the State of Florida argued in a...

The Question of ‘Cold Calling’

Does the practice help students learn or just make them anxious? It all depends.By Beckie Supiano ...

Some Students Use Chegg to Cheat. The Site Has Stopped Helping Colleges Catch Them.

Chegg is no longer providing student information to colleges conducting honor-code investigations through the platform.The company, along with competitors such as Course Hero...

Florida Lawmakers Enacted an Intellectual-Diversity Survey. Students Weren’t Interested.

Last year Florida enacted a law requiring an annual survey of public-university students and employees to assess the climate of intellectual diversity on...

What Does It Takes to Have Civil Discourse in the Classroom?

When Agnes Bolinska was an undergraduate, she didn’t talk much in class. “I was scared of being judged, and I was scared of...

Last Year Was Miserable. Can Colleges Make This One Better?

The semesters from hell. Like pouring energy into a void. The great disengagement. However you describe it, faculty members, staff, and administrators across...

As the Pandemic Waned, So Did Faculty’s Use of Digital Course Materials

As the fall term approaches, faculty members are finalizing which course materials — books or articles and the ways to find them —...

Can a Teaching Track Improve Undergraduate Education?

Jennifer L. Wong-Ma had a tenure-track job in computer science more than a decade ago at Stony Brook University. But she found herself...

‘It’s Not About the Evidence Anymore’

Scott Freeman has assembled the evidence: When STEM courses are taught using active-learning techniques rather than a standard lecture, students perform better, according...

Professors Are Being Asked to Accommodate Students. That’s Not the Same Ask for Everyone.

As students have confronted the many challenges of the past two years, they’ve leaned on their professors for support. They’ve asked for accommodations,...

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