Research + News | Topic: Professors
Sep 9, 2016
Forced Readings: A Twisted View of Censorship on Campus
This Salvo Magazine article takes a look at how liberal education is redefining censorship. Read the article here.
Aug 19, 2016
David Horowitz zeros in on the indoctrination of students by ideologues. Read the article here.
Dec 2, 2015
Declining Student Resilience: A Serious Problem for Colleges
College personnel everywhere are struggling with students’ increased neediness. Read the article here.
Jul 20, 2015
The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom
Some teachers and professors are rethinking allowing laptops and other electronics in the classroom. Read the article here.
Apr 7, 2015
The 4 Properties of Powerful Teachers
The Chronicle of Higher Education takes a look at developing the qualities of powerful teachers. From the article:
American higher education seems to be experiencing a kind of teaching renaissance. Articles on the subject proliferate on this site and others, suggesting a renewed interest and commitment to the subject across academe.
Read the full article here.
Jan 27, 2015
How I Almost Lost the Bible
Had it not been for the first editor of Christianity Today, I likely would have gone the way of liberal scholar Bart Ehrman, says article author Gregory Alan Thornbury for Christianity Today. Read the full article here.
Sep 25, 2014
10 Things Every College Professor Hates
College professor Lisa Wade is doing college students and professors a big favor by voicing the pet peeves that professors have about their students. Her article in “Business Insider” offers students a helpful tutorial on some aspects of how to be a better student. Her list of “10 Things Every College Professor Hates” is worth a look. She writes:
“I reached out to my network and collected some things that really get on instructors’ nerves. Here are the results: some of the “don’ts” for how to interact with your professor or teaching assistant. For what it’s worth, No. 2 was by far the most common complaint.”
Read the rest of the article here.
May 30, 2013
Do Students Learn More from Great Lectures or Bad Ones?
According to a paper published in the Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, “Appearances can be deceiving: instructor fluency increases perceptions of learning without increasing actual learning.”
Read a report from Inside Higher Ed here.
Read the paper abstract here.
Apr 19, 2013
Gap Between High School Preparation, College Expectations
Findings from the latest ACT National Curriculum Survey point to a continued gap between what high schools are teaching and what colleges expect their incoming students to know. The survey results suggest “this gap may indicate a lack of alignment between high school and college curricula that could be contributing to the nation’s college and career readiness problem…. and shows more than three times as many high school teachers as college instructors believe their students are prepared to succeed in college courses.”
Read the full report here.
Download the survey results (.pdf) here.
Apr 9, 2013
Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care?
New book by sociologist Neil Gross explains how academic liberalism became a self-reproducing phenomenon, and why Americans on both the left and right should take notice. Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? is available from Harvard University Press.
Learn more about the book here.
Read a review by Mark Bauerlein (The Weekly Standard) here.