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The Power of Transparency in Your Teaching

The Power of Transparency in Your Teaching | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Transparency includes making visible for students the intellectual practices involved in completing a learning task. It's often easier said than done.
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Faculty Focus featured an essay on the value of both incorporating metacognition and transparency about teaching practices into course design, assignments, and class discussion. 
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Enough With All the Innovation

Enough With All the Innovation | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Even if the growing number of centers and incubators actually worked, is this the direction we want higher education to go?
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A Chronicle of Higher Education contributor ponders increased investment in "innovation" in higher education, and considers how the frame of "innovation" might shape the future direction of higher education in undesirable ways.
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National Study of Learning, Voting, and Student Engagement's Report on Hamline University

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Online Course Accessibility to Benefit Everyone | EDUCAUSE

Online Course Accessibility to Benefit Everyone | EDUCAUSE | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Providing accessible online learning resources can feel daunting, but two strategies can set you up for success.
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EDUCAUSE discussed why developing accessible online course resources has benefits for all learners.
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The benefits of asking students what should go on the syllabus (opinion)

The benefits of asking students what should go on the syllabus (opinion) | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
When it comes to what should go on a syllabus, the toughest questions are often best answered by students, argues David Ebenbach.
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An Inside Higher Ed contributor argued for the importance of continuing open, critical conversation with students in the era of #MeToo.
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Advantages, Disadvantages of Different Types of Test Questions

Advantages, Disadvantages of Different Types of Test Questions | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Multiple-choice, short answer, essay, test banks. It’s good to regularly review the advantages and disadvantages of the most common types of test questions.
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3 Tips for the Minutes Before Class

3 Tips for the Minutes Before Class | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to improve your teaching? Start by working on your pre-class routine. The minutes before class begins provide a prime opportunity to set the tone for a successful lesson. Fernanda Zamudio-Suaréz tells you how in this Two-Minu
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Make Minnesota higher education valuable, not cheap - StarTribune.com

Make Minnesota higher education valuable, not cheap - StarTribune.com | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Here are four ways to do that for students, employers and the state.
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The Star Tribune ran an op-ed on why Minnesota should reframe conversations about higher education in terms of value instead of cost. 
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Disrupting Illusions of Fluency

Disrupting Illusions of Fluency | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
The final class minutes can be best spent constructively assessing levels of student learning to disrupt illusions of fluency.
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Faculty Focus called attention to how "illusions of fluency" can stand in the way of deep learning and recommended how faculty can use the final minutes of a class session to assess at what level students have actually retained course concepts and material. 
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What the Degree Really Means

As a society, we have put a “pay to play” barrier on the path to good jobs, with college credentials the cost of getting in the game. That’s a big source of resentment about higher education’s value today.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education featured a column reflecting on the current meaning of a college degree, and how students taking different higher education paths (often through multiple institutions) can be shortchanged in the current system.
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Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated

Are Small Classes Best? It’s Complicated | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
The idea that a professor teaches better when there are fewer students makes intuitive sense. But even when that’s true, it comes with trade-offs.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education examined the common assumption that small classes are best, and came to some interesting (and surprising) conclusions.
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Helping Quiet Students Find Their Voices | Faculty Focus

Helping Quiet Students Find Their Voices | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
This approach provides an opportunity for quieter students to express their thoughts and ideas with written contributions until they get comfortable to speak in class. One student spoke for the first time in Week 10 and several times thereafter.
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A Call for the Return of the Polymath Professor | Faculty Focus

A Call for the Return of the Polymath Professor | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
A polymath is “a person of wide knowledge or learning” with expertise spanning across a wide spectrum of subject areas and domains. However, fast forward to 2018 and the world has turned upside down. The contemporary world, especially in academia, stresses hyper-specialization.
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Faculty Focus featured a call for more "polymath professors."
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New report shows colleges how to bridge the gap between the liberal arts and the work force

New report shows colleges how to bridge the gap between the liberal arts and the work force | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
New study says the evolving economy creates a greater need for their skills, but that many colleges could do better at thinking about what graduates can do and helping them translate that into jobs.
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Inside Higher Ed examines a report finding a "translation chasm" between the very real ways in which a liberal arts curriculum prepares students for careers and what colleges and students are able to articulate about the career value-added of a liberal education. 
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On Election Day, Here’s What Higher Ed Should Watch For

On Election Day, Here’s What Higher Ed Should Watch For | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
The next wave of the free-college movement, budget-cutting governors in jeopardy, and ballot measures that matter: This is what we’ll be tracking as Americans vote.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education reported on trends and patterns that colleges and universities should watch for in the results of today's elections.
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Minnesota Secretary Of State - I'm a college student

Office of the State Of Minnesota Secretary of State
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Georgia State and publishers continue legal battle over fair use of course materials

Georgia State and publishers continue legal battle over fair use of course materials | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Appeals court ruling continues decade-long legal battle between Georgia State University and three publishers over what constitutes "fair use" of course materials. Does anyone still care about the outcome?
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We Must Help First-Generation Students Master Academe’s ‘Hidden Curriculum’

We Must Help First-Generation Students Master Academe’s ‘Hidden Curriculum’ | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
An experimental course exposes first-generation students to the unwritten rules and unspoken expectations of an elite university.
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Last week, the Chronicle of Higher Education released a special report on the importance of helping students to navigate the "hidden curriculum" of higher education.
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Author discusses her new book about race on campus -- and misconceptions on race on campus

Author discusses her new book about race on campus -- and misconceptions on race on campus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
Author discusses her new book about what she sees as widespread misconceptions about the state of race relations in higher education.
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Will Moving Office Hours Online Get Students to Show Up? | EdSurge News

Stefan Stoll isn’t your typical hype man for education technology. “Edtech is about teaching more people with fewer resources,” he complains.And tha
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EdSurge News highlighted how a (tech-skeptical) faculty member's decision to move office hours online boosted student attendance and engagement in office hours.
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Leveraging High-Impact Practices at the Course Level | Faculty Focus

Leveraging High-Impact Practices at the Course Level | Faculty Focus | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
In order to leverage high-impact practices, faculty should first reflect on their strengths and align their teaching schedule to them.
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Faculty Focus suggested that faculty begin with reflection on their own interests and strengths to prepare to best integrate high-impact practices into their teaching practice and course design.
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The Next Generation of Students | Inside Higher Ed Booklets

The Next Generation of Students | Inside Higher Ed Booklets | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
"The Next Generation of Students" is a new compilation of articles from Inside Higher Ed. You may download a free copy here.
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Inside Higher Ed published a new compilation of their reporting on changing student demographics and the next generation of college students . The booklet is available now and free for download (click through for the link).
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Lessons Learned | Higher Ed Gamma

Lessons Learned | Higher Ed Gamma | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
The real issues facing higher ed.
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An Inside Higher Ed blogger offered up their slate and analysis of the most pressing issues currently impacting higher education. 
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We’re Teaching Grit the Wrong Way

We’re Teaching Grit the Wrong Way | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
To get students to choose schoolwork over immediate pleasures, stop focusing on willpower.
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A contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education suggested that current teaching that emphasizes student "grit" may be doing more harm than good, and offers suggestions for reframing.  
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Those Indispensable Colleagues | Teaching Professor Blog

Those Indispensable Colleagues | Teaching Professor Blog | Teaching and Learning at Hamline University | Scoop.it
My colleagues teach me and let me teach them. They disagree with me and support me. My colleagues approach issues differently than I do, which is one of the reasons why we learn so much from each other. To teach well, year after year, we need good colleagues.
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Faculty Focus paused to take a moment to express gratitude and appreciation for colleagues. We in the CTL wholeheartedly echo the sentiment! 
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