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August 25, 2016

Good morning!

This week on the 'Q' Blog, we're talking about American Council on Education President Molly Broad's new op-ed about the role of centers for teaching and learning in student success. 

Other topics in this week's news include research on how teaching a growth mindset can help students persist in their studies. Plus, get John Warner's insights for making your class a comfortable place for students to take risks as well as Peter Newbury's jigsaw activity to spur participation.

Students taking notes

News in brief

The latest news and opinions in higher education.

Scaling CTLs. Centers for teaching and learning are “vital” to expanding effective teaching practices and student success in higher education, American Council on Education President Molly Broad writes in a new op-ed. (The ‘Q’ Blog)

Getting to know you. Peter Newbury shares a “jigsaw” activity to help students from a range of backgrounds and experiences feel comfortable contributing at the start of a semester. (Science Edventures)

Uncomfortable, but not afraid. John Warner argues that in order for students to feel brave enough to take the “uncomfortable” risks necessary for learning, they first must feel secure in your classroom. (Inside Higher Ed)

Cold calling.  Learn why cold calling can encourage students to come to class more prepared and participate more frequently (and feel more comfortable doing so). (Vitae)

Growth mindset. According to new research, teaching first-year college-goers that intelligence can grow through hard work has a transformative impact on their ability to persist. (New York Times)

Stenography or notes? Why one professor switched sides in the debate about laptops in the classroomand some research that backs it up. (Inside Higher Ed)

Campus Awards. Ten universities have been given the “Excellence in Assessment” designation for their work using student learning data to improve teaching practices and curriculum. (Inside Higher Ed)

Measuring success. Peter McPherson, President of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities and President Emeritus of Michigan State University, outlines a case for measuring success not by how many students attend college, but by the number we help to graduate. (Los Angeles Times)

Scaling CTLs is "vital"
Molly Broad
This week on the 'Q' Blog, we're taking a look at a new Huffington Post op-ed about the role of university centers for teaching and learning in improving college instruction.

American Council on Education President Molly Broad, whose organization represents 1,600 college and university presidents and provosts, calls for a greater investment in high-quality faculty development that is focused on teaching. 

Learn more about how ACE and ACUE are collaborating to enhance student success through effective college instruction and share your thoughts in the ACUE Community.
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