Prospective students (and their parents) need better information, which may surprise them, writes David H. Feldman.
A learner-centered syllabus can take many forms, but often includes shared decision-making, a rationale for course objectives and tips for staying on track.
If we can reach out to our students with early communications, we can better match what’s promised with and necessary for a productive first day of class.
Medievalists, Recoiling From White Supremacy, Try to Diversify the Field – The Chronicle of Higher Education
The use of medieval references by the alt-right, along with the traditional insularity of the field, prompts some scholars to argue for more diversity among scholars and scholarship.
Ease of communication, the rise of dual-career households, and an unrelenting pressure to produce scholarship have rewoven the social fabric of academic departments.