News in brief
The latest news and opinions in higher education.
"High touch" learning. Sue Henderson, president of New Jersey City University, and James Muyskens, former president of Queens College, argue that student success requires that the first courses for incoming freshmen be taught by exceptional faculty. (The 'Q' Blog)
Social media in science. In an innovative course at Caltech, students in the sciences learn to harness the power of social media. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
Writing vs. testing. David Gooblar summarizes benefits of adding writing to STEM courses and traditional testing to humanities courses. (Vitae)
College history. Corey Ryan Earle reflects on his experiences teaching students the history of their university. (The Chronicle of Higher Education)