News in brief
The latest news and opinions in higher education.
Teaching Trump. In a year where the norms of political discourse have been stretched, political science professors are conflicted about how to strike an appropriate balance when discussing the election in their classroom. (Chronicle of Higher Ed)
Surveying the field. Colleges and universities are offering students a range of civic learning experiences, from voter registration drives to national debate-watch events. (Inside Higher Ed)
An unseen renaissance. Joshua Kim writes that the higher education community isn’t talking about many teaching and learning innovations happening around the country. He asks readers to share their ideas for getting the word out. (Inside Higher Ed)
Average is a construct. Cognitive scientists have largely debunked the idea that there is such a thing as an average brain. One Harvard professor is on a mission to help educators value "patterns of individuality" when creating learning experiences for students. (EdSurge)