Author discusses his book, 'The Chicago Guide to College Science Teaching' - Inside Higher Ed

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Terry McGlynn is constantly promoting better teaching of science in American colleges and universities. A professor of biology at California State University, Dominguez Hills, and author of the blog Small Pond Science , he believes that good teaching is essential at every kind of college. But to achieve that, he thinks some of the incentives of American higher education (think of what generates raises at research universities) need to change. He's put his ideas together in a book, The Chicago Guide to College Science Teaching (University of Chicago Press). McGlynn answered questions about his book via email. Q: What are the major flaws of science teaching at colleges in the U.S.? A: A lot of us have never been trained how to teach. Doesn’t it seem fundamentally absurd that graduate students and faculty all over the country are teaching science without even having taken a single course in science teaching? We jump through an absurd number of hoops to become college faculty, ye

The Virtual College Campus - Jeff Selingo by APB Speakers

The Virtual College Campus - Jeff Selingo by APB Speakers

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The college campus is a mini-city, bustling with activity. But this spring, almost overnight, college campuses became ghost towns as residence halls were cleared and learning moved online. In this session, Jeff Selingo, author of two New York Times bestsellers, "College (Un)Bound" and "There Is Life After College," will explore the long-term impact of the coronavirus on higher ed from remote learning to shifting admission standards.

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