News in brief
The latest news and opinions in higher education.
Student participation. Two professors share insights, advice, and challenges for increasing student participation in the classroom. (The ‘Q’ Blog)
Demographic shift. When it comes to embracing diversity on college campuses, a provost says that students look toward the front of the classroom for insight on how to behave in the real world. (Education Dive)
Marketing yourself. Joseph Barber of the University of Pennsylvania shares how to use traditional business marketing principles for career development and job seeking. (Inside Higher Ed)
Podcast watch. Vanderbilt University’s Derek Bruff has a new podcast featuring a conversation about the present and future of education technology with guest George Siemens. (Leading Lines)
Application season. The Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is a new system of college planning and application tools intended to make the application process simpler for students from lower-resourced high schools. (Washington Post)
Critical thinkers. A new study finds that Chinese students, who enter college with a multiyear advantage in critical thinking when compared to international peers, lose that advantage in college. (New York Times)