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The NEA Higher Education Advocate December 2008


Unified Learning


Each class we teach should have its own organizing principle that students fully understand and that is connected to the overall purpose of the course in a way that students also see clearly. Sound like a difficult challenge? It isn't, say the authors of this issue's Thriving in Academe. Their method is called C.R.I.S.P.—Contextualize. Review. Iterate. Summarize. Preview. Easy to remember. Easy to do.

Inside this Issue:

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... About a plan by the University of Texas at Austin, through a partnership with the publisher John Wiley & Sons, to shift some classes entirely to e-textbooks.
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In September, I moved temporarily to Cheyenne, Wyoming, along with my colleague, NEA Organizational Specialist Phadra Williams, to assist leaders and staff of the Wyoming Education Association (WEA)...
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NEA was a key player in the 2008 election, helping to elect education-friendly candidates across the nation.
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The NSSE annual survey of four-year college students seeks to help colleges and universities measure how well the institutions are contributing to learning.
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Not much has been decided about what direction discussions of higher education issues will take now that Democrats have regained control of both houses of Congress, as well as the White House.
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Members of the United Faculty of Evergreen at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington have overwhelmingly ratified their first-ever collective bargaining agreement.
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This section is intended to promote ever more effective teaching and learning in higher education through dialogue among colleagues.
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Job prospects for the Class of 2009, as might be expected, don’t look good.
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Should professors consider e-textbooks rather than print textbooks to help lower costs for their students?
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Part of the major strategic plan at Florida State University to reduce spending over the next few years has been to increase the number of undergraduate students we graduate assistants teach.

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