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Professors Try ‘Restrained AI’ Approach to Help Teach Writing

ED Surge

When ChatGPT emerged a year and half ago, many professors immediately worried that their students would use it as a substitute for doing their own written assignments — that they’d click a button on a chatbot instead of doing the thinking involved in responding to an essay prompt themselves. And it’s still a concern.

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How Digital Calendar Management Empowers Professors and Students

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In a piece for Inside Higher Ed , Florida State University professor Michael Furman petitions for the continued hosting of virtual office hours even after campuses have fully returned to in-person classes. This same reality should apply to the dynamics of engagement between students and their professors.

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The Realities of Working as a College Adjunct Professor

ED Surge

And even though the semester was technically over, I was still receiving requests from students for extensions on their assignments: Hey Professor… Most people hear the title “adjunct professor” and are impressed. I’m now an adjunct professor at a minority-serving university teaching freshman English courses.

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Hoping to Regain Attention of Students, Professors Pay More Attention to Them

ED Surge

This week, in the last of our three-part series, we hear from professors at other colleges with new approaches to connect with students to increase engagement. One of those professors is Eric Martin, an associate professor in the kinesiology department at California State University at Monterey Bay.

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Professors Try Teaching With TikTok. But It’s Not for ‘Boring, Lecturing Things.’

ED Surge

the professor says, “Have I analyzed five forces or only four,” referring to a management theory known as Porter’s Five Forces. The professor admits it’s “corny stuff,” but he says he was inspired by watching other top TikTok influencers, such as the performer Drake. Except, instead of saying “Have I fired six shots or only five today?”

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What to Know Before Moving From High School Teacher to College Professor

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here’s an good article from an Ask a Tech Teacher contributor on what you should know to make that a successful endeavor: What to Know Before Moving From High School Teacher to College Professor. Are There Fewer Jobs Available for College Professors? What’s to Know Before Becoming a College Professor.

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Proximity of the professor is a problem

Jacobs Physics

James told us of the best of his undergraduate professors, someone who was legendary within the entire program. Apparently, sometime in the middle of his three hour drawing intermediate class, the professor would walk out of class. So when the professor left, of course James continued to work diligently, alongside the other art majors.