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The 'Q' Newsletter
May 19, 2016
Good morning,

Under Secretary Ted Mitchell participated in a robust discussion on the role of great teaching in higher education at ACUE’s Board of Advisors meeting last week. During the conversation, Under Secretary Mitchell called on leaders of institutions to prioritize effective instruction to promote student success. 

“We need to start the conversation and keep the conversation going,” Mitchell said. 

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News in brief

The latest news and opinions in higher education.

The Conversation. US Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell joined the ACUE Board of Advisors for a lengthy discussion on the role of effective instruction in advancing student outcomes. (The 'Q')

Naming names. It may seem like a minor offense, but mispronouncing students’ names is a slight that can cut deep. (EdWeek)

You’ve got mail. With email now a ubiquitous communications tool, a professor lays out best practices for “email etiquette and strategy.” (Chronicle Vitae)

Minding the gap. High school students who take courses at certain institutions will now qualify for tuition grants, an experiment the Obama Administration hopes can help close the socioeconomic attainment gap in higher education. (NPR Ed)

#digped. Highlights from last week’s Twitter chat on pedagogy in graduate education include shared personal experiences and big ideas for change. (The 'Q')

Sunny syllabus. Now—before diving into the dog days of summer—is the time to make revisions to your syllabi for the upcoming term, advise two professors. (Inside Higher Ed)

“Teaching to the Choir.” A professor of English writes that passion, relevance, and lots of literary debates can help strengthen students’ appreciation for the Humanities. (A Lifetime’s Training)

Confidence, clarity, self-reflection, and care. A former dean and her colleagues outline the traits they look for when interviewing candidates for community college teaching positions. (Chronicle Vitae)

Learning behind bars. In Indiana, incarcerated students attend college classes alongside "outside students." (State Impact)
On the road 
The semester may be winding down, but teaching and learning were still in full swing on North Carolina campuses that ACUE visited this month. The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and Elon University teamed up with ACUE to showcase some of their award-winning instructors and experts for our Course in Effective Teaching Practices. Photos albums from the film shoots are on our Facebook page. Above, UNC-Chapel Hill professors Adam Persky and Viji Sathy take a selfie with students and the ACUE team. 
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