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How Much Do Students Pay to Attend Your Class?

Calculating the specific amount might make you—and your students—reconsider how you approach class time, writes Justin Shaffer.

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Unlocking Students’ Experiential Intelligence

Helping students tap into the assets gained from their lived experience helps them develop essential mind-sets and abilities for their future success, write Soren Kaplan and Lindsay Godwin.

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The Uncertain Future of Class Discussions

As instructors, we are still examining how student engagement, which plummeted after the pandemic, remains in question even today, writes Douglas L. Howard.

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Why Faculty Members Should Be Expert Tour Guides

Students don’t have the time to explore the enormous amount of information bombarding them and achieve the learning outcomes they need, writes Susan Hibbard.

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The Day No Students Came to Class… or Did They?

What began as a mystery to Sarah E. DeCapua ended up with some classroom lessons learned, primarily for herself as an instructor.

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Getting Ahead of Ghosting

Kerry O’Grady offers advice for working with students who, with no proactive communication, don’t attend class or miss assignments.

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Getting a Grasp on Grade Grubbing

Over the past three years, the leniency with grading and academic standards has hurt both faculty members and students, and we need to reset expectations, writes Kerry O’Grady.

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Why More Colleges Should Focus on Knitting

Among many benefits, handwork of any sort can help students understand different types of learning, create a new identity and forge new relationships, writes Diane Downer Anderson.