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The 'Q' Newsletter
July 14, 2016
Professor offers advice
Welcome back!  We hope you had an enjoyable 4th of July holiday! 

This week’s news includes guidance for helping students discover their passion as they forge a career path, as well as a summary of the research on active learning techniques.  Plus, you'll find useful tools for estimating how much time your assigned work really takes students to complete.

Also, we're hiring!  Learn more below and check out ACUE's posting for a Research Director here.

News in brief

The latest news and opinions in higher education.

How to discover your passion. Paula Di Rita Wishart, assistant dean at the University of Michigan, offers practices for students and graduates to navigate a personally meaningful career path. (Inside Higher Ed)

Workload. Elizabeth Barre, of Rice University, offers guidance on how to estimate the out-of-class time your course assignments require. (Rice CTE)

Lessons from street hockey. John Warner reflects on how childhood lessons have motivated him to increase student freedom in his college writing class. (Inside Higher Ed)

Service before tenure? Michael Harris offers suggestions for moving beyond “just say no” when considering taking on service opportunities before tenure. (Higher Ed Professor)

Understanding debt. A conversation with journalist James B. Steel about the origins of the student debt crisis. (NPR)

Active learning. Research shows active learning strategies increase student learningif you know how to use them. (Vitae)

Summer internships. A look at how students support themselves to take unpaid internships and if those sacrifices pay off. (New York Times)

Tuition experiment. Three UNC system institutions will offer in-state students a total tuition cost of only $500 per semester. (Inside Higher Ed)

Humanities labs. Universities shared their experience with humanities labs at a recent conference, highlighting stories of collaborative and interdisciplinary research. (Inside Higher Ed)
Undergraduate degrees stand up to recession. A Georgetown University Center on Education report finds that college graduates across the board have the lowest unemployment rates following the most recent recession. (Washington Post)
We're hiring a Research Director
Research director
ACUE seeks to hire an accomplished social scientist to lead the research and evaluation of ACUE's landmark and nationwide faculty development program. The Research Director will have unprecedented access to a new and rich dataset from a wide cross section of institutions offering ACUE's Course in Effective Teaching Practices to thousands of faculty members. This position will allow the successful candidate to examine the relationship between faculty development, effective instruction, and student outcomes. The findings of this research will likely play a seminal role in further establishing faculty development and effective instruction as central to the nation's student success agenda. 

Learn more about this position and how to apply here.

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