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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.

Science Students Learn to Use Social Media to Communicate Research

Jul 18, 2016
Scientists these days don’t just need to be good at putting their ideas into writing; they need to know how to post them on Twitter and Facebook.
That’s the premise of an unusual course at the California Institute of Technology, "Social Media for Scientists," which was first offered this past spring by Mark E. Davis, a professor of chemical engineering, and Sarah Mojarad, a communications program manager for social media.

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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CFE News

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.

Science Students Learn to Use Social Media to Communicate Research

Jul 18, 2016
Scientists these days don’t just need to be good at putting their ideas into writing; they need to know how to post them on Twitter and Facebook.
That’s the premise of an unusual course at the California Institute of Technology, "Social Media for Scientists," which was first offered this past spring by Mark E. Davis, a professor of chemical engineering, and Sarah Mojarad, a communications program manager for social media.

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.

Jan 12

Center for Faculty Excellence Town Hall

11AM-12PM, CCH 113