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are membership groups which have been authorized by the NCTE Executive Committee. They:
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Assembly on American Literature (AAL) (http://www.ncte.org/assemblies/list#AAL)
This assembly promotes communication and cooperation among people who have a special interest in the field of American literature; presents programs and special projects on this subject; encourages the development of research, experimentation, and investigation into effective teaching and scholarship; promotes writing of articles and publications devoted to it; and integrates the efforts of those with an interest in the subject. The assembly does not promote only the "canon" of American literature, but encourages teachers to explore and utilize the rich and diverse cultures within American literature in their classrooms.
National Day on Writing
Writing is a daily practice for millions of Americans. But few notice how integral writing has become to daily life in the 21st century. Read more about this event, which was held October 20, 2009.
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Professional Development Web Seminars
Introducing the NCTE Spring Web Seminar Series
NCTE is excited to announce the Spring 2009 Web Seminar Series. Whether you're participating on your own or planning professional development for an early-release day, you'll find these sessions informative, interactive, and a great value especially since everyone in your school can participate through one connection. . . at one low fee.
Join us for this three day event as we cut through the policy jargon to provide solid insights and illustrations into how literacy teaching practices can change in every classroom to transform student learning. April 15. April 20. May 10.
+Turning Surveys Into Reforms Inside Higher Ed
October 26, 2009 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/10/26/nsse
Admissions Competition vs. Learning Inside Higher Ed
August 25, 2009 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/08/25/admissions
Reputation Without Rigor Inside Higher Ed
August 19, 2009 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/08/19/rankings
Using Adjuncts, Off the Payroll
August 11, 2009
Michigan community college's discussion of arrangement with company that would allow institution to end contributions to state retirement fund for part-time faculty alarms advocates for those off the tenure track.
+Budget cuts devastate California higher ed eCampus News August 7, 2009 http://www.ecampusnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=60078;_hbguid=8ecdf177-824a-4fbe-81e8-bd426876249c
Say Hello to Underachieving The New York Times July 2, 2009 http://www.nytimes.com/2009/07/05/fashion/05summer.html?_r=1&ref=education
“In Uncertain Times, Valedictorians Look Ahead” New York Time s (6/26/09).
Split Over Open Access
June 4, 2009
10 university press directors back requirements for free online versions of federally sponsored research -- even as presses' association fights to end such a requirement.
+Gaming the Rankings
June 9, 2009
Inside Higher Ed http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/06/09/asch
+Clemson Explains Its Approach to U.S. News Rankings
The New York Times June 5, 2009 http://thechoice.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/06/05/clemson-explains-its-approach-to-us-news-rankings/?scp=8&sq=education%20news&st=cse
On the Chopping Block
Inside Higher Ed, May 14, 2009
College for the Unemployed Inside Higher Ed May 11, 2009 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/05/11/unemployed
Departments Without Chairs Inside Higher Ed May 5, 2009 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/05/05/kean
Blackboard Buys Angel Inside Higher Ed May 7, 2009 http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2009/05/07/bb
Research Shows Evolving Picture of E-Education
(Education Week) March 26, 2009 http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2009/03/26/26research.h28.html?tkn=RMNFMmId+SdkmSZ+ydmBn3BCJrlhFDqpP8oR
FTC urged to investigate security of Google services
An online privacy group is calling on the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to investigate whether Google is making deceptive claims over the security of data stored in cloud-computing services such as Gmail and Google Docs, PC World reports. | Read More
The New Cool Kids Boston Globe March 22, 2009
Texas anti-evolution mandate could change textbooks nationwide: The Texas Board of Education is The Wall Street Journal March 23, 2009 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123777413372910705.html
Some colleges offering 3-year bachelor's degrees - USA Today, February 24, 2009
What's next for digital music on campus? eCampus News Febuary 25, 2009 http://www.ecampusnews.com/news/top-news/index.cfm?i=57444;_hbguid=8391229b-f99f-44b4-8b8f-d08718200471
Educating 'Middle-Skill' Workers Inside Higher Ed February 27, 2009
Survey: College vital but less accessible
USA TODAY February 4, 2009 http://www.usatoday.com/news/education/2009-02-04-college-costs_N.htm
Online students learned more than peers in traditional lecture format
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (2/1) http://www.jsonline.com/news/education/38786917.html
Survey of Chief Academic Officers Raises Concerns About Diversity and Longevity The Chronicle of Higher Education February 10, 2009 http://chronicle.com.ezproxy.parkland.edu:2048/daily/2009/02/11231n.htm
Professors Regard Online Instruction as Less Effective Than Classroom Learning The Chronicle of Higher Education February 10, 2009 http://chronicle.com.ezproxy.parkland.edu:2048/free/2009/02/11232n.htm
Who Needs a 5-Day Schedule? Inside Higher Ed December 15, 2008
Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin, Tenn. offered its students the opportunity to maintain full-time status by attending four general education courses that met in lengthy Friday-only sections. “Full Time Friday,” as the institution calls it, could have potentially kept an industrious student in class from 8 a.m. until nearly 10 p.m. at night — a schedule one administrator called “not for the faint of heart” at the beginning of the semester.http://www.insidehighered.com/news/2008/12/15/scheduling