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Quick Reads

Below you will find a collection of quick reads on big issues in higher education, subdivided by topic. The idea is to satiate or stimulate your curiosity about topics and trends in faculty development, higher education, and teaching and learning. All are jargon-free, yet informative. Some even have immediate take-aways and applications to your classes and career. So scroll through each category and enjoy!


Teaching and Learning


  1. Dutch universities and research funders move away from the impact factor ScienceGuide
  2. Speaking Out Against Student Evals Inside Higher Ed
  3. Harsh Take on Assessment… From Assessment Pros Inside Higher Ed
  4. Writing Better Essay Exams IDEA
  5. A Template for Assignment Development and Clarity The Teaching Professor
  6. GRE fails to identify successful Ph.D. students Rochester Institute of Technology
  7. What Is the Purpose of Final Exams, Anyway? The Chronicle of Higher Education
  8. Availability of cookies during an academic course session affects evaluation of teaching Wiley Online Library
  9. Student Evaluations Can't Be Used to Assess Professors: Our research shows they're biased against women. That means using them is illegal. Slate
  10. Outcomes Information Session: Getting Started with Outcomes (Video) Campus Labs
  11. Harnessing Faculty Power with Better Outcomes Assessment Campus Intelligence
  12. Avoiding the Potholes of Program Review The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Big Issues in Higher Education

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