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The NEA Higher Education Advocate October 2008


Changing Styles


Recent research on how the brain learns has led to a wider use of learner-centered teaching strategies. The trick now is to help our students understand that we ask them to play a larger role in their own learning because this is the best way for them to learn. But first we must help them gain the skills they need to accomplish the tasks we give them. Thriving in Academe has some ideas.

Inside this Issue:

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...About a new, non-cognitive piece being added to the Graduate Record Exam.
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Recently, I traveled to two OEA higher education meetings: first with the Oregon EA Community College UniServ Council and then with the Ohio EA Higher Education Advisory Council.
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2008 Representative Assembly elects new president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer, recommends Barack Obama for U.S. president.
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Delegates to the 2008 NEA Representative Assembly voted overwhelmingly to recommend that the membership support presidential candidate Barack Obama.
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After five years of deliberation, both the House and Senate finally passed the Higher Education Opportunity Act in July.
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The faculty at New Mexico’s Highlands University has begun the academic year with the first higher education collective bargaining agreement in university history.
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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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A report, presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, provides a fresh look at students who cheat and, more importantly, those who don't.
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Is the proposal by a group of college presidents that the nation consider lowering the drinking age from 21 to 18 reasonable?
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Most non-tenured/contingent faculty do not voluntarily join their unions, which creates a paradox: without contingent membership, unions are less likely to be very staunch defenders of contingent interests.

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