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The 'Q' Newsletter
June 16, 2016
Good morning! 

With summer just around the corner, find out how faculty keep busy with professional development, writing, and goal setting. Also, stay up-to-date on the latest conversations with teaching and learning experts for ACUE's Course in Effective Teaching Practices. 

News in brief

The latest news and opinions in higher education.

Take a break. Lecturing is probably the oldest teaching approach, but it is still effective when interspersed with intentional pauses to allow students time to process new material. (Higher Ed Professor)


Speaking of lectures. A professor organizes the many ways to engage students in large classrooms into three broad categories. (Teach Better)


Back to the basics. Amid a flurry of new course offerings covering subjects like Kanye and vacation, some professors are doubling down on content that teaches basic life skills such as being on time, meeting deadlines, and working well in teams. (NPR Ed)


Year-long learning. At faculty development institutes, time away from teaching means rethinking how to teach. (Inside Higher Ed)


Plenary aplenty. A professor lists her criteria for choosing which professional development events to attend. (ProfHacker)


Rethinking tenure. A writer reflects on her decision to give up on a tenure-track job, citing constraints on time, geography, and creativity. (Chronicle Vitae)


The checklist manifesto. Summer is a time for faculty to refocus on their to-do lists. Here are some ways to determine which tasks are worth tackling and completing. (ProfHacker)


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Experts in the Spotlight
Trudy Banta
Saundra McGuire
Left: Trudy Banta, an expert on higher education assessment, talked to ACUE about using feedback and grading practices. Dr. Banta is senior advisor to the chancellor for academic planning and evaluation at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Right: Saundra McGuire, director emerita at Louisiana State University's Center for Academic Success, spoke to ACUE about effectively engaging underprepared students. 

 
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