This week we are pleased to highlight a conversation unfolding through the Chronicle of Higher Education and writers at ProfHacker. ProfHacker features three articles each week concerning productivity tactics for faculty, staff, and administrators in higher education. Their collaboration with the Chronicle of Higher Education provides excellent exposure for their insight and creativity. Naturally, a [...]
Academic Failure: Does Academic Performance Data Illustrate the Need for Universal Design in Education?
Do you periodically read an article that stays with you for quite some time? Here’s one that caught our attention recently: The 4-Stage Response to Low Student Achievement By John Lemuel Available online at: http://chronicle.com/article/The-4-Stage-Response-to-Low/126527/?sid=at&utm_source=at&utm_medium=en The author reflects on the workload requirements in his class in light of the recently published book, Academically Adrift: Limited [...]
Two interesting items crossed my desk this week. Allow me to share. First, a cartoon from Family Circus, where Billy struggles with homework and asks his mom, “Why do I hafta learn this stuff when I can just look it up on the computer?” View the Family Circus cartoon at http://www.arcamax.com/familycircus/s-849212-972263 Second, I’m a bit [...]