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Accumulating points or knowledge: Do letter grades miss the mark in assessment?

Accumulating points or knowledge: Do letter grades miss the mark in assessment?

April 29, 2018

On the day of a final exam, Thomas Guskey asked an intelligent 14-year-old girl in his Erie, Pennsylvania, science class whether she had studied for it.“No,” she replied.“Why?” Guskey responded....

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

Communication Department awaits results from program reviews

November 6, 2017

The journalism, advertising and public relations programs in the Communication Department participated in program reviews Oct. 19–20 and await the final report. The programs were evaluated by external reviewers to ensure the programs remain up to date with curriculum, ...

Frequency of attack ads more impactful than message

By Kyle Rich

November 5, 2012

Political advertisements can be a powerful weapon for embattled candidates. Some attack policy, while others are more personal. But a new study suggests that it isn’t the content of negative political ads that make them effective but the waythey’re presented.Juliana Fernandes, an assistant professor at the University of Miami in Florida who specializes in political communication, supervised the study, which will be pub...

P-Fac complaint charges Columbia

By Lisa Schulz

October 17, 2011

In an official complaint issued Sept. 30, the National Labor Relations Board charged Columbia with unfair labor practices against P-Fac, the college’s part-time faculty union.The complaint alleges the college refused to collectively bargain with the union, specifically mentioning Louise Love, interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, who "threatened that she would no longer meet informally with union represe...

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