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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


Student Success

Faculty Development

  1. Eyes off the prize: Why dreaming small makes practice better. Miranda Wilson
  2. The Thrive Guide to Creating a Gratitude-focused Workplace Thrive Global
  3. How to Actually, Truly Focus on What You’re Doing The New York Times
  4. Don’t Spend Your Holiday Break Writing The Chronicle of Higher Education
  5. The Worst Writing Advice in the World The Chronicle of Higher Education
  6. A New Series on Scholarly Productivity: ‘Are You Writing?’ The Chronicle of Higher Education
  7. That New Hire Needs Your Help The Chronicle of Higher Education
  8. ‘Fear of Looking Stupid’: Anthropologist offers explanation for why faculty members hesitate to adopt innovative teaching methods. Inside Higher Ed
  9. Want Happier Professors? Try Being Nice The Chronicle of Higher Education
  10. How One Professor Avoided Summer Slump The Chronicle of Higher Education
  11. Study: Teaching and Research Not Tied Inside Higher Ed
  12. Ugly Consequences of Complaining about ‘Students These Days’ The Teaching Professor
  13. The Lessons of Failure: You may learn more from your rejection letters than from your acceptances The Chronicle of Higher Education
  14. Women and Academic Leadership: Leaning Out The Chronicle of Higher Education

Future Faculty & New(er) Faculty

Accessibility & Inclusion

Big Issues in Higher Education

Online Learning

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