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Do Their Stereotypes Affect Your Teaching?

Mar 22, 2017
“Stereotype threat” is a well-known social psychological construct in which people live down or up to the expectations others have of them based their gender, race, age, or other such characteristics. As professors we are careful — or we should be — not to translate our personal beliefs about students’ capabilities into our expectations of how they will perform academically, but we rarely think about how students’ expectations of us affect our performance.

Colleges Can Help Students Move Up. Let’s Make It Easier

Feb 19, 2017
It has become a truism that college matters more than ever. Wages are not growing as quickly as they once did, and only about half of young Americans are earning more than their parents did a generation ago. But the income gains from college degrees are near all-time highs, and college graduates face much lower risk of unemployment. No wonder many Americans are looking to a college education as the best bet for economic security.

Researching While Administrating

Feb 21, 2017
Jason Jones looks at advice from three Suffolk university faculty/administrators on how to get research done while serving an administrative role.
Although at ProfHacker we tend to write from the point of view of faculty members, it’s also the case that many folks will move into an administrative, or at least quasi-administrative, role for some period in their career.

The Personal Lecture

Dec 04, 2016
Introduction to Psychology is about to begin. A student in the front row of the studio audience cues her 23 classmates to give her professors a rousing cheer. Cameras are rolling as the rest of the class — all 910 of them — tune in from their dorm rooms, coffee shops, and study rooms at the University of Texas flagship campus.

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Do Their Stereotypes Affect Your Teaching?

Mar 22, 2017
“Stereotype threat” is a well-known social psychological construct in which people live down or up to the expectations others have of them based their gender, race, age, or other such characteristics. As professors we are careful — or we should be — not to translate our personal beliefs about students’ capabilities into our expectations of how they will perform academically, but we rarely think about how students’ expectations of us affect our performance.

Colleges Can Help Students Move Up. Let’s Make It Easier

Feb 19, 2017
It has become a truism that college matters more than ever. Wages are not growing as quickly as they once did, and only about half of young Americans are earning more than their parents did a generation ago. But the income gains from college degrees are near all-time highs, and college graduates face much lower risk of unemployment. No wonder many Americans are looking to a college education as the best bet for economic security.

Researching While Administrating

Feb 21, 2017
Jason Jones looks at advice from three Suffolk university faculty/administrators on how to get research done while serving an administrative role.
Although at ProfHacker we tend to write from the point of view of faculty members, it’s also the case that many folks will move into an administrative, or at least quasi-administrative, role for some period in their career.

The Personal Lecture

Dec 04, 2016
Introduction to Psychology is about to begin. A student in the front row of the studio audience cues her 23 classmates to give her professors a rousing cheer. Cameras are rolling as the rest of the class — all 910 of them — tune in from their dorm rooms, coffee shops, and study rooms at the University of Texas flagship campus.