Archive for December, 2011

Most Common Grade

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

In Teachers College Record Stuart Rojstaczer and Christopher Healy published an analysis of grades at four-year colleges and universities.  The most common grade is the A.  Forty-three percent of all grades are A.  Private colleges award more than public institutions.  And, the South tends to award fewer As than the other regions of the country.

CITL Answers – December 2011

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Question: Oftentimes I would like to investigate a teaching and learning issue, but the vast literature is overwhelming. I would prefer to start with something targeted and brief.  Is there a resource that could give me a quick overview of the literature about specific, common issues we face as professors?

CITL’s Answer: The IDEA Center publishes short articles on teaching and learning topics. There are nearly 40 of these articles available for free. They are written by experts in the various topics, and they include references for further reading. Obtain PDF versions of the articles here:  http://www.theideacenter.org/category/helpful-resources/knowledge-base/idea-papers.