News in brief
The latest news and opinions in higher education.
Do as I say, not as I did. An experienced dean offers her advice for new colleagues: learn your university’s culture by listening and asking questions before you offer your suggestions. (Chronicle Vitae)
Evaluating evaluations. A professor offers suggestions to increase the reliability of student evaluations following new research that shows they can be influenced by professors’ gender, class, race, and age. (Conditionally Accepted)
Student-centered activities. When it comes to conversations about university changes, a professor argues that the students’ place is at the table. (Chronicle of Higher Education)
Both sides of the equation. Two opinions on improvement in higher education: can we make incremental changes or must a flawed system be replaced? (Chronicle)