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This month brought news of two studies that question the correlation between student evaluations of their teachers and student learning. One tested whether the “fluency” of a teacher’s delivery would impact student perceptions or student learning. The Chronicle describes these … Continue reading
The Maguire Center has for many years sponsored the Conference on the Professions: an event bringing together legal, theological, and medical professionals to discuss important issues of the day. Their keynote speaker this year was behavioral economist/psychologist Dan Ariely, known … Continue reading
The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching created the credit hour in the early 1900s as part of a pension system for university faculty. It has evolved into a universal measurement of the credit students receive for the classes … Continue reading
This year SMU introduced a new kind of support for teaching excellence, the Faculty Learning Community. These small interdisciplinary groups focus on a topic, study it together, and use their findings to enhance their own classes. In addition, the group … Continue reading