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News & announcements from March 2010

Conference New England Faculty Development Consortium

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

New England Faculty Development Consortium Conference  will be held on May 21, 2010 in Westford MA.  The guest speaker will be Dr. G. Christian Jernstedt How Learning Changes Brains.  On campus, contact Michelle Barthlemy for more information.

Online classes in Eng and retention

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

A recent article [March 2010] from a conference on teaching composition suggests that when writing classes are taught online,  students learn to write  well if the size of class remains small and meets the composition class size requirements.  There is also evidence that students are retained in the course at same level as face to face class. …

Assessment and Colleges for Profit

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Recent efforts, particularly in Spring 2010, have pushed for increased accountability and more uniform outcomes assessment for college courses and degrees.  The Education Sector publishes reports and its leader Kevin Carey was recently featured on a USC podcast, entitled,  The for-profit revolution and what it means to higher education.  Both the website and the podcast…

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