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The Healthy Role Of Ultrarunning In My Stress-Filled Academic Life

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert | Posted 09.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

My academic life and my ultrarunning life require discipline, endurance, patience, and mental and physical strength to endure the highs and lows. Both require disciplined scheduling and time management. The ritual of planning semesters is not unlike the ritual of training for a race.

Teaching Donald Trump: What Is a College Professor to Do?

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 06.08.2016 | College
Benjamin Knoll

How does a college professor teach with a commitment to politically neutrality and objectivity under these circumstances?

Is It Possible To Pop The Grade Inflation Bubble?

Carlo Salerno | Posted 04.07.2016 | Education
Carlo Salerno

Image Credit: By own work ( Grade inflation was back in the headlines last week when the long-overdue ...

What I Learned Teaching Black Students

Abby Norman | Posted 11.03.2016 | Education
Abby Norman

No one mentions the ways the children are failed, how it is not the responsibility of students of color to educate their ignorant white teachers. No one is horrified that these students were yet again disadvantaged by a system we hold up as the best way for these same kids to get a leg up.

Teaching Is Not a Blood Sport

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.20.2015 | College
Lev Raphael

Teaching isn't combat or coaching, especially teaching creative writing. We're not in the classroom to humiliate and harden our students as if they're going into the cutthroat world of business or getting ready for the next football game against a team with no losses. Our role should be to help them grow as writers by identifying what they do best and where they need to do more work.

Ten Steps to Using Twitter in the College Classroom

Jason A. Llorenz | Posted 10.25.2014 | College
Jason A. Llorenz

Having experimented with social media for learning -- especially Twitter -- across my courses, I am convinced that social media offers powerful opportunities to connect with students, by providing new ways for them to own the learning.

Ask the Art Professor: How Can I Make the Transition to Teaching Art at the College Level?

Clara Lieu | Posted 08.26.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

Today, saying you want to be a full-time art professor is basically like saying you want to be an A-list movie star.

A Lesson in Learning

Mackenzie Long | Posted 05.13.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

Being at such a large institution often leads to a generalization and standardization of education; one that fails to qualitatively identity the successes and failures of its students.

The Best Colleges For Undergraduate Teaching

Posted 12.23.2012 | College

While some colleges may dazzle with their research and laboratories, others shine in a more fundamental but often over-looked area-- undergraduate tea...

Education in Chicago: Binge Drinking Reveals a Desperate Boredom With College

Bill Sweetland | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Bill Sweetland

College presidents now threaten to supplant high school principals as the new national symbol of moral and intellectual bankruptcy, imbecility, and incompetence.