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    Curriculum Development and the 3 Models [+ Free Course Plan Template]

    Learner-centric curriculum development can improve engagement, participation and outcomes in any online or in-person learning environment

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    In Conversation: Scaling Evidence-Informed Teaching Practices

    It’s not about the evidence anymore. Our latest executive roundtable explores the challenges of making active learning standard practice…

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    To Improve STEM Education, First Break with Tradition

    Profound inequities and poor success rates are keeping too many students from becoming tomorrow’s engineers, scientists and healthcare…

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    Infographic: The Top Hat Courses and Titles That Made 2022 So Impactful

    Our inaugural Top Hat Graded spotlights faculty efforts to make their discipline more personal and meaningful

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    4 Top Hat Authors Win Big at the 2022 National Communication Association Conference

    These Communication scholars were recognized for their contributions to the discipline

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    Boosting Joy and Motivation in Class: In Conversation with Dr. Todd Zakrajsek

    The author behind The New Science of Learning suggests tapping into three motivational theories to keep students interested and motivated

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    Improving Student Success Takes Community, Purpose and Inspiration

    Our universities are failing historically marginalized students and the reason is uncomfortably clear: the system we have is simply not…

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    We Need a Renewed Commitment to Evidence-Based Teaching

    Our students are our collective future. Let’s get serious about using the best available evidence to teach them.

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    Relationships, Resilience and Reflection: In Conversation With José Antonio Bowen

    Tap into the ‘New 3 Rs’ in your course policies and assessments and watch student outcomes soar

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    Higher Ed Institutions Need to Address Teacher Burnout. Here’s How.

    Academic burnout is rampant. Here are some ways that institutions can better support their educators, starting with mentorship and…

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    3 Students Speak Their Minds on Mental Health

    Whether it’s promoting campus resources or making studying a collaborative process, here’s how you can keep student mental health top of…

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    Finding Focus While Learning with ADHD

    Why my final, COVID-struck year at university turned out to be better than expected

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    6 Key Takeaways from Top Hat Summer Camp

    Top Hat Summer Camp 2022 was packed with dynamic discussions that engaged our attendees. Here are answers to the most common questions you…

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    Elevating the Student Experience Starts with “Small Data”

    Faculty need real-time insights to spot the early signs of struggle and scale the mentorship and support students need for academic success

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    20 Ways Professors Can Make Their Classes More Inclusive

    Inclusive teaching and learning spaces ensure all students not only feel a sense of belonging but have what they need to reach their…

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    Why Student Feedback Might Not Be Sticking—And How to Fix It

    Two professors prove that personalized feedback leads to better engagement, connection and persistence in higher ed

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    Not ‘Just for Credit:’ Keeping Non-Majors Engaged In Your Course

    Students may enter your course from different programs. Here’s how to measure student engagement and drive value for every learner.

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    Democratic Course Management: Giving Students More Control and Autonomy In Class

    Two educators let their students decide what and how to learn. Here’s the difference it’s made on engagement, persistence and…

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    Workforce Readiness Begins By Nurturing These 5 Essential Skills

    Today’s employers give priority to candidates who demonstrate emotional intelligence, communication skills and can think critically.…

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    8 Must-Read Books During Summer 2022

    These eight titles released by empowering female academics will help you reflect on your teaching and gear up for an exciting term ahead