Monthly Archives: June 2014

US Professors Want Schools to Cut Ties with Confucius Institutes

Follow-up, 7.24.14, IHE: “AAUP urges universities to terminate or renegotiate contracts for Chinese-government funded centers of language and culture. With about 90 Confucius Institutes established in U.S., will it have an impact?” “University professors in the United States have joined their … Continue reading

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What Languages Sound Like To Foreigners

Just for fun: “What languages sound like to foreigners”

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Top 10 Books on Teaching

From CHE: “Top 10 Books on Teaching“

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Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective: book series

‘Palgrave Studies on Chinese Education in a Global Perspective’. Book series co-edited by Fred Dervin (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Xiangyun Du (University of Aalborg, Denmark). “The series editors are currently calling for book projects (manuscripts, edited volumes). “China’s extraordinary … Continue reading

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“Colorado’s fix for remedial education is multipronged…”

“Metropolitan State University of Denver was the first institution to try the new approach. Dubbed “Supplemental Academic Instruction,” it lets students with remedial needs take credit-bearing, gateway courses. They also get mandatory academic supports, such as tutoring, peer-study sessions and … Continue reading

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“If Asians said the stuff some white people say…”

“If Asians said the stuff some white people say…” Would you use this little film to launch a discussion of stereotypes? Also see: “Bias Buster’s Book Blasts Stereotypes” from MSU Today and this TED talk by Chimamanda Adichie. Quick quiz … Continue reading

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New e-Learning Resources for MSU Faculty and Staff

“As part of an ongoing commitment to continuing development, MSU is pleased to announce a new e-learning initiative, known as elevateU.  elevateU is a convenient and accessible learning option for faculty and staff looking to expand their skills in the … Continue reading

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