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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!


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Future & New(er) Faculty

  1. To Save The Science Poster, Researchers Want To Kill It And Start Over NPR
  2. Dear Faculty: You Matter More Than You Know Inside Higher Ed
  3. 'Going To Office Hours Is Terrifying' And Other Tales Of Rural Students In College NPR
  4. Don’t Spend Your Holiday Break Writing The Chronicle of Higher Education
  5. Now for the Downsides of a Community-College Career The Chronicle of Higher Education
  6. Postdocs trying to transition to non-academic careers should be offered more support by their supervisors and universities LSE Impact Blog
  7. Professors Share: The Moment That Changed the Way I Teach The Chronicle of Higher Education
  8. On the Value of Dissertation-Writing Groups The Chronicle of Higher Education
  9. The Worst Writing Advice in the World The Chronicle of Higher Education
  10. A New Series on Scholarly Productivity: ‘Are You Writing?’ The Chronicle of Higher Education
  11. Why Facts Don't Change Our Minds The New Yorker
  12. Study: Teaching and Research Not Tied Inside Higher Ed
  13. The Lessons of Failure: You may learn more from your rejection letters than from your acceptances The Chronicle of Higher Education

Big Issues in Higher Education