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New Website Aims to Reinvent Psychology Education

Ed and Carol Diener have created a new way to meet the changing needs of students and professors. ... More>

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Teaching and Advising First-Year Students

The first year of college is a high-stakes time: nationally, 29 percent of students do not return for the second year of college at four-year institutions. At two-year colleges, 46 percent do not return after the first year. Failure to retain students not only hurts our institutions financially; it also reveals a failure to carry out our mission of student success. ... More>

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Exploring Social Justice Through Music

The concept of social justice is taught in many college courses across numerous disciplines, including social work, political philosophy, education, and psychology. Finding ways of exploring social justice that are meaningful and engaging to students can present significant challenges for any instructor. ... More>

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Teaching a Night Class

Teaching a night class can be intimidating at first, but with sound preparation and some unconventional strategies, you can succeed. ... More>

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Tips for the First-Time Graduate Student Instructor

Student-professor interaction can be challenging and confusing for first-time teachers. Inexperienced instructors must learn to set boundaries and maintain a professional tone in the classroom. ... More>