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The NEA Higher Education Advocate June 2008

Teamwork Works!

Improved attendance, better class preparation, higher level of academic performance, enhanced interpersonal and teamwork skills! Sound good? This issue’s Thriving in Academe authors describe an approach to teaching and team-building they’ve used successfully in classes ranging in size from 10 to 400 students in an assortment of academic settings—and that students love. Want to know more?

Inside this Issue:

...About a survey that finds a large majority of college graduates—92 percent—believe their education was worth the time and expense required to attain it.
In mid-April, I spent a busy weekend with United Faculty of Florida (UFF) leaders at their Council of Presidents and senate meetings.
The Association's 146th Annual Meeting and 87th Representative Assembly are slated for Washington, D.C., July 1-6, 2008
Students and campus professionals agree on goals such as social responsibility and striving for excellence, but don't believe their institutions do enough to promote those values.
The congressional budget resolution, which determines how much funding will be available for Congressional appropriators to divvy up into individual federally funded programs, was unveiled on May 19.
Adjunct faculty at Joliet Junior College in Illinois voted in April to join the Joliet United Adjuncts Coalition, IEA-NEA.
This section is intended to promote ever more effective teaching and learning in higher education through dialogue among colleagues.
Nationally, the six-year graduation rate for Black students is 20 percentage points lower than that of white students.
Should students be allowed to bring laptops to the classroom?
P-16: It's Going to Rock Your World

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