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The 'Q' Newsletter

April 21, 2016
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This week, we spotlight our work at Kansas State University. Earlier this month, ACUE filmed four top K-State professors as they showcased exemplary practices in their classrooms on campus. The footage will be used for ACUE’s online Course in Effective Teaching Practices, which features dynamic videos to demonstrate the techniques shown to improve student outcomes.

Read more about the filming on The 'Q' Blog. Contact us directly for more information about Course and to bring it to your campus. 
Kansas State University Professor Michael Wesch in action in his classroom.

News in brief

The latest news and opinions in higher education.

Caught on tape. Top educators at Kansas State University were filmed in their classrooms for ACUE’s national faculty development program. (KMAN, The ‘Q’)

"Bloodletting" the lecture. A Nobel laureate from Stanford calls for higher education to revolutionize its approach to teaching. (NPR Ed

Got teaching tips? An instructor adds to his already robust list of beliefs, advice, and other lessons learned during his time in academia. (Inside Higher Ed)

Chewing on "grit." Researchers are at odds over the strategies needed to increase a student’s “grit” to persist academically. (Hechinger Report)

Going the distance. Students are more likely to use MOOCs for career advancement if they live in developing countries, according to a new study from the University of Washington. (Course Talk)

Students in charge. A professor reflects on what worked and what didn’t when she assigned her students to create their own taxonomies. (ProfHacker)
Culture is key. Creating a classroom environment in which students can learn is crucial to job satisfaction, argues a new book. (Inside Higher Ed)

Wrong is right. If you don't understand the flaws in students' reasoning, you're not going to be able to dislodge their misconceptions and replace them with the correct concepts, a Nobel laureate says. (NPR Ed)

Space: A new frontier? Campus spaces can help universities foster and define their identity as places for discussion and collaboration. (Higher Ed Professor)

A value proposition. With college costs on the rise, some schools in Texas are opening food pantries to accommodate the needs of less affluent students. (Texas Tribune)

Pictures of Kansas State University professors teaching in their classrooms.
ACUE Quotes

“When you can help a teacher become more effective, you’re making a positive difference in the lives of all of the students they will teach.”

Dr. Jana Fallin, Teaching & Learning Center Director at Kansas State University. 

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