1. 9 Ways Faculty Themselves are Changing Education

    Including the rise of data collection, the continuing decline of print textbooks and the increasing use of adjuncts in all forms of higher…

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    Agile Teaching: 5 Profs On Course Management Principles

    To be spontaneous, you have to plan. It might be a contradiction to look at agile teaching through the lens of course management, but if you…

  3. How To Give Teaching The Same Value As Research

    Both teaching and research are critical for societal betterment. Is there anything that can be done to make sure pedagogy is given the same…

  4. How To Become a Tenure Track Professor

    Looking to get on the tenure track? Here's what you need to plan for, and how to get there

  5. How to Write a Philosophy of Teaching Statement

    5 easy steps on how to write an authentic and effective philosophy of teaching statement to help your job application get noticed.

  6. Student Evaluations: Problems and Possible Solutions

    End of semester student evaluations are unreliable, biased and usually incomplete. Is there still a place for them?

  7. How Faculty Can Apply a Growth Mindset To Their Teaching

    Video: Cal Poly’s Laura Freberg on the value of constantly looking for opportunities to learn and grow

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    Course Design For Agile Teaching: 5 Ideas To Try

    Rote learning has become passé. So has passive teaching. These days, top educators are thinking about being agile and engaging, and that…

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    How and When To Make A Course Correction While Teaching

    A “course made good” in teaching is like steering a ship—work out where you are, where you’re pointing, and how to change direction…

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    How to Succeed at Course Transformation in a Big Class

    There is a metaphor that postsecondary educators fall back upon when talking about a well-worn course: it’s like a house. Sometimes it…

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    Top Hat in Action: High Expectations from Engineers

    David Cereceda is Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering at Villanova University, near Philadelphia, PA. Here, he shares how…

  12. Why It’s Important to Approach Teaching With a Growth Mindset

    If you want to become a better educator, the first step is to embrace a growth mindset. We expect it of our students, so we should expect it…

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    The Possibilities of An Agile Classroom: Sir Ken Robinson

    His TED talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” is the most watched TED Talk in history.

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    STEM Education Needs to Embrace Active Learning

    Undergraduate STEM education still has a long way to go before it catches up with modern teaching techniques such as student-centered…

  15. Engage 2018: What to do in Chicago

    For attendees at Engage 2018, Top Hat’s Conference for Higher Education Innovators, Chicago made for a great city to explore. Here…

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    Why the First Five Minutes of Class Matter So Much

    There is no need to transform, overhaul or tear down and rebuild the way you teach, according to education expert James Lang. You simply…

  17. Why Academic Careers Shine Outside of the Meeting Room

    Professors most readily learn from each other and by attending off-site conferences, while deeply distrusting departmental meetings,…

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    What Modern Professors Think About Active Learning

    Professors are increasingly recognizing that sage-on-stage, stand-and-deliver lectures are no longer the best way to get through to…

  19. Beyond the Workshop: How Admin Can Help Faculty Teach

    For Centers of Teaching and Learning (CTLs), getting faculty to even show up at a teaching workshop is a victory. But there are still…

  20. 11 Teaching Quotes to Inspire Educators in 2018

    From Comenius to Montessori, here are some teaching quotes for the modern educator—all about letting your students challenge their…