News in brief
The latest higher education news and opinions.
Cultivating a positive relationship with students and making their work more relevant to their lives are among several ways faculty can help increase student motivation. (Cult of Pedagogy)
Exam guidelines are most effective when they are aligned to course goals, transparent, and fair and equitable for all students. (Faculty Focus)
George Washington University is among several schools seeing a boom in applications after scrapping a requirement that prospective students submit SAT or ACT scores. (Washington Post)
Faculty members are best equipped to lead efforts to design interventions for students with deep developmental needs, according to two community college leaders. (Inside Higher Ed)
Because they lack built-in support from family, first-generation and low-income students often require specialized and targeted support from their colleges and universities to succeed once on campus. (New York Times)
Video: In this clip from the Aspen Ideas Festival 2015, watch what professors, engineers and journalists think people can do to become better learners. (The Atlantic)