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News & announcements from January 2010

Reducing Plagiarism

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

A recent article described  how colleges have reduced plagiarism through outreach and education efforts.  The research found that a relatively short Web tutorial about academic integrity and plagiarism can have a significant impact on whether students plagiarize.  The greatest gains (for integrity) were among student groups that are statistically more likely to plagiarize — those who have lesser…

The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

The 3 Facebook Settings Every User Should Check Now is an article in NY Times, that re-emphasizes the settings every user should check to be sure that their privacy is protected.  The article provides step by step strategies to check your settings.  Now the question is how do we get our students to consider these…

UMASS Undergraduate Conference

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

The 16th annual Massachusetts Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference will be held on Friday, April 23, 2010, at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. It is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Public System of Higher Education and the Commonwealth College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The conference provides an opportunity for students from public colleges across the…

Lazy Students?

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

A recent article in late December 09, in the Boston Globe, entitled ‘My Lazy American Students’, by Babson adjunct professor Kara Miller, suggests that current American college traditional aged students, even in private colleges, appear to work less hard academically than their international cohorts.  Many blog comments agreed and disagreed about the ‘reality’ of whether current…

The case of the vanishing full time professor

Thursday, January 7th, 2010

Recent description in late December 09,  in a NY Times article  describes the  rise in adjunct faculty in all colleges both public and private in an era of decreasing budgets.  Brief overview of impact as well as numerous blog comments from around the world.

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