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Current Edition

  • Students simulate UN diplomacy, Hennessy to speak on teaching & learning, how to get students to talk in class, and more - April 23, 2015. [HTML]

Previous Editions

  • Mentoring challenges, office hours that work, course redesign, and more - Mar. 30, 2015. [HTML] [PDF]
  • How to create scientists, how to teach one-time workshops, and more - Mar. 17, 2015. [HTML]
  • A MOOC on scaling businesses successfully, narrowing the gender gap in STEM, teaching grants, and more - Feb. 26, 2015.[HTML] [PDF]
  • What profs love about teaching, creativity in your classroom, and more - Jan. 30, 2015. [HTML] [PDF]
  • Advising help, classroom control & demo, digital humanities - Jan. 21, 2015. [HTML] [PDF]
  • The Evaluation Issue: Course evaluations, grading multimedia assignments, and more, plus a special faculty opportunity - Dec. 2, 2014. [HTML] [PDF]
  • Last day of class, digital divide 2.0, boost prereading, and more - Nov 18, 2014. [HTML] [PDF]
  • Three most common mistakes in active learning, accidental mentoring, "AltAc" careers and more - Nov. 5, 2014. [HTML] [PDF]
  • Wieman on "challenge problems," elicit great student writing, upcoming grant deadlines, and more - Oct. 28, 2014. [HTML] [PDF]
  • Feedback your students can hear, effect of structured class activities, ATXpo, Jo Boaler on math learning, grants & events - Oct. 14, 2014. [HTML] [PDF]
  • Intrigue your students, online discussion forums, accommodating students with disabilities, and more - Sept. 29, 2014. [HTML] [PDF]
  • Effective TA training, active learning FAQs, autumn teaching workshops, get student feedback, and more. Sept. 15, 2014. [HTML] [PDF]
  • Back-to-School Issue: Why teachers are still vital, tips for a great first day, don't start with a review lecture, and more - August 14, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • Power up your syllabus, use ePortfolios, inspire undergrads to publish, and more - July 31, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • Community engaged learning, teaching as performance, first-years, intelligent textbook, women's health MOOC - July 14, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • Innovative course, failure and advising, Carol Dweck, exam wrappers, and more - June 18, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • VR in education, teaching what you don't know, Wieman on active learning, TA training - June 4, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • Why history?, writing "jumpstarts," time machines, teaching first-years - May 22, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • The "antihistamine" for student allergy to group work; exam review sessions; lifelong learning; and more - May 9, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • Teaching the millennial generation; innovative Stanford courses; grants, and more - April 29, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • How student mindset affects learning; how grad students get teaching experience; upcoming teaching events and more - April 10, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • March 26, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • March 5, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • February 20, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • February 11, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • January 24, 2014   [HTML] [PDF]
  • January 9, 2014 [HTML] [PDF]
  • December 4, 2013 [HTML] [PDF]
  • November 20, 2013  [HTML] [PDF]