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March 23, 2017
NJCU's Dan Julius –
This week, New Jersey City University's Daniel Julius explains why instructional excellence is a top priority at his institution. 

"Simply, fulfilling our educational mission is good financial stewardship," writes Dr. Julius, NJCU's provost and senior vice president. 

The Education Dive piece also amplifies the findings in ACE’s recent white paper, Instructional Quality, Student Outcomes, and Institutional Finances. The paper demonstrates the likely net positive financial return from investments that promote instructional quality. 

NJCU is part of ACUE's inaugural class of partners and one of 14 institutions recognized for their commitment to student success through great teaching at ACE2017.

News in brief

The latest news and opinions in higher education.
The ROI of effective teaching. Greater fiscal stability for the nation’s colleges and universities can be achieved right inside the classroom, writes New Jersey City University Provost and Senior Vice President Daniel Julius. (Education Dive

Failure is not the only option. Poor grades alone aren’t likely to motivate all students, so instructors should devote special attention and offer extensive feedback to students to help them understand how they can improve, David Gooblar writes. (Pedagogy Unbound)

Taking back teaching. Rather than allowing administrative thinking to overtake their roles as educators, faculty should return their focus to teaching, learning, and scholarship, Matthew Filner and Andrew Carlson suggest. (Vitae)

Learning myths. A new survey reveals that many Americans have misconceptions and unfounded confidence about how learning works. (NPREd)

Beyond the classroom. As a black professor, Vaughn Calhoun says his personal experiences give him deeper insight into the problems many minority students face and help him in his role as both a mentor and an educator. (The Huffington Post)

Media literacy. Courses related to current events should require students to read a reputable news publication and devote a few minutes a week to discussing the content, Susan Siena writes. (Inside Higher Ed)

Learning from cavemen. In Bill Schindler’s archaeology course, students not only learn about their early ancestors’ lifestyles, but perform their daily tasks themselves—from building fires to butchering deer for meals. (The Atlantic)

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