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Three Skills You Already Have That Will Reshape Your Undergrad Program

Posted by Dean Asher on Jun 22, 2016 5:00:00 AM

Sometimes it can be frustrating to buy a book that promises to reveal decades of experience in working with successful undergraduate programs in the hope of learning something new, only to discover it doesn't offer any groundbreaking "quick fixes" that are sure to change the face of higher education forever. This time, however, it's reassuring. Inside Higher Ed's review of the new book "The Undergraduate Experience: Focusing Institutions on What Matters Most" doesn't offer any gimmicks or crazy insights to improve your program, but it does show us that its five authors believe the basics work for a reason. 

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How Teams Can Transform Schools

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Feb 10, 2016 4:00:00 AM

Just about everyone recognizes that teamwork and the ability to function within a group setting are valuable skills. And of course, there's no better time to learn a skill like that than when you're very young. How can your school ultilize teams and teamwork to create a better environment for your students?

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Essential Skills for Students

Posted by Joe Clarkin on Apr 8, 2015 12:00:00 AM

As classrooms continue to evolve, the learning styles and skills that are essential are changing as well. This excerpt from a post by Michael Sledd discusses some of the areas instructors should focus on to help their students become successful now, and in the future. Read the highlights below and then be sure to check out the entire post on Edudemic.

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