Teaching and Learning

Self-Regulated Learning and Personality (Althea Need Kaminske, The Learning Scientists, November 3, 2022): When students are tasked with making choices about their learning a number of cognitive, motivational, behavioral, and contextual factors come into play. The suite of skills learners use to handle those factors is referred to as self-regulated learning

Recovering Student Engagement at Mid-course Time (Anna Conway, Faculty Focus, November 2, 2022): Instructional strategies recover student engagement.

Teaching Conversational Skills Through Scaffolding (Laurie L. Patton, Inside Higher Ed, October 31, 2022): As we relearn the art of conversation, integrating the concept of scaffolding can help students have meaningful conversations.

The State of Higher Ed

Creating the Learner and Learning-Centered University (Steven Mintz, Inside Higher Ed, November 1, 2022): Introducing a much-needed alternative to today’s customer-centered neoliberal campus.

Mapping the Power of the Higher Ed Lobby (Olivia Cheche, New America, November 1, 2022): When colleges account for a large part of the work force, they can have an outsize influence on members of Congress

Equity and Justice in Higher Ed

What Faculty of Color Need to Know About a Tenure-Track Career (Elwood Watson, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 31, 2022): How you cope with the morass of academic politics will be different depending on the person, the department, and the institution.

Ratings and Gender Bias, Over Time (Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed, October 31, 2022): Two new studies show how bias against women in student ratings operates over time, worsening with critical feedback and instructor age. Paul Thomas (Radicalscholarship.com) follows Flaherty’s article up with a dozen-plus other studies which fit into a body of research that show that Student Evaluations of Teaching (SETs) are harmful for faculty diversity.

Affirmative Action at the Supreme Court. The Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday, October 31, that many predict will end colleges’ consideration of race in admissions decisions. Here are some articles:

These has been extensive reporting on the oral arguments before the Court, among them from: Inside Higher Ed (Scott Jaschik); Chronicle of Higher Education (Nell Gluckman and Eric Hoover); Chronicle of Higher Education (Marvin Krislov); New York Times (Adam Liptak); Higher Ed Dive (Jeremy Bauer-Wolf).

Fernanda Zamudio-Suarez of the Chronicle of Higher Education is offering a four-week series of articles on affirmative action, with emails every Tuesday and Thursday. You can sign up here for the free newsletter.

13 Takes on Race-Conscious Admissions (Chronicle of Higher Education, October 31, 2022): The commentariat weighs in on the Supreme Court cases heard today (with links to their full opinions).

The Inherent Contradictions in the Affirmative-Action Debate (Emma Green, New Yorker, October 31, 2022): The Supreme Court takes on race-conscious admissions policies at Harvard and the University of North Carolina.

US Students on Why Affirmative Action Is Crucial: “They Need Our Voices” (Edwin Rios, Guardian, October 30, 2022): Without race-conscious admissions, the number of Black, Latino and Indigenous college students in particular appears likely to fall across the country.

Race in College Admissions Is Back in Front of the Supreme Court. Here’s What to Know (Elissa Nadworny, NPR, October 29, 2022): If the court decides to reverse more than 40 years of legal precedent, it could impact the way race is used in higher education beyond just admissions.

As Race-Conscious Admissions Policies Go Before the Supreme Court, Here’s What 6 Experts Are Listening For (Nell Gluckman and Eric Hoover, Chronicle of Higher Education, October 28, 2022): The outcomes of the cases, which have been making their way through the court system since 2014, could decide the fate of race-conscious admissions in America.

Derailed by Diversity (Richard Thompson Ford, Chronicle of Higher Education, September 2, 2022): The Supreme Court has watered down affirmative action’s core justification: justice. A primer on the legal history of affirmative action.

Time on Your Hands?

The 60 Best Campus Novels from the Last 100 Years (Emily Temple, Literary Hub, November 2, 2022): The list you always wanted, from Evelyn Waugh to Rebecca Makkai.

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