News in brief
The latest news and opinions in higher education.
Connecting the dots. Vanderbilt University’s Derek Bruff says teaching center directors should focus on individual faculty members while also prioritizing more systematic work. (The ‘Q’ Blog)
Making the reader. Inspired by her students’ questions about police shootings, a Montclair State University professor created her own course reader and is encouraging educators and students to openly discuss issues across campus. (Chronicle of Higher Education – Paywall)
Gaming grades. Technology in the classroom can be a distraction, to the detriment of student learning, but a professor in California says videos games that incorporate meditation and exercise could improve focus. (nprEd)
No strings attached. A new grant program in California is making $25 million available for schools to test new approaches to improve student outcomes. (EdSurge)
APLU Annual Meeting. ACUE is a proud sponsor of the 2016 APLU Annual Meeting, where more than 1,400 public university leaders meet and exchange ideas with colleagues from across North America. Attending? Let us know. (APLU)