March 30, 2010

The Importance of Talking with Students

The Importance of Talking with Students—Examples from Bennington College and N.C. A&T State University   By Charles Blaich   We recently returned from a great visit to Bennington College. Bennington is participating in the Wabash Study, and over the last […]
November 7, 2011

Grit, Talent, and Success

Grit, Talent, and Success Academically Adrift has raised the question of whether colleges and universities are doing enough to promote critical thinking. The development of critical thinking has been the aim of liberal education for some time. A good “recent” […]
April 15, 2014

Clear and Organized Teaching

Clear and Organized Teaching By Charles Blaich and Kathleen Wise   An April 14, 2014 article in the Chronicle of Higher Education referenced data on teaching clarity and organization that we presented first at an AAC&U meeting in January and […]
September 17, 2014

The Need for Cognition Scale

Fall 2007 By Anne Bost   The Need for Cognition Scale is an assessment instrument that quantitatively measures “the tendency for an individual to engage in and enjoy thinking” (Cacioppo & Petty, 1982, p. 116). Cacioppo and Petty created the […]