Many colleges have faced debates over building names or statues that honor heroes of the Confederacy or advocates for slavery. The University of Pittsburgh has confronted a different kind of racism in its own history. And after extensive study, the
In the basements and back rooms of universities across the country, boxes and boxes of video and audio tapes, discs and film reels sit rotting, their content slowly being permanently lost instead of saved for posterity. For institutions tasked not
These may seem like difficult times for the literary scholar and professor: pundits trash nonvocational education, while many young people confine their close reading to social media. Christopher Schaberg finds plenty of reasons to worry in his new book, The
Nowadays, when a college or university is sued over Title IX, the federal gender antidiscrimination law, it’s usually because someone thinks the institution fumbled in dealing with campus sexual assault. But in a lawsuit that legal experts are calling “retro” civil
Adapted from Game-Based Learning in Action: How an Expert Affinity Group Teaches with Games by Matthew Farber published by Peter Lang. Professor Karen Schrier, Founding Director of the Games & Emerging Media program at Maris College, developed the Ethics, Practice,
Dear professor, I am Chang [a pseudonym], an international student of your research class. I’d like to ask if I can use a recorder (only voice) in your class, because I’m afraid that I can’t understand class content at once.
The delegates to NEA’s Annual Meeting and Representative Assembly are more energized than ever as they prepare to set education policy just days after the Janus v. AFSCME Supreme Court decision that sided with corporate interests over working people, threatening
The collective voice of American workers was undermined today by the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. In a 5-to-4 decision, which casts aside decades of precedents and laws, the
In a decision that has to the potential to gut public-sector unions, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 5 to 4 that non-union-member public employees don’t have to pay “fair share” or “agency” fees to the unions that represent
Gamification can get students more involved with course content and help them understand that persistence garners classroom success. Led by Kristin Ziska Strange, this 20-Minute Mentor explains simple strategies for implementing basic elements of gamification into your courses to enhance
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