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CTE News and Features

Resources for energy-challenged faculty

The pandemic has taken a heavy mental and emotional toll on faculty members and graduate teaching assistants.

How should we use AI detectors with student writing?

Turnitin walks a fine line between reliability and reality. On the one hand, it says its tool was “verified in a controlled lab environment” and renders scores with 98% confidence. On the other hand, it appears to have a margin of error of plus or minus 15 percentage points.

Shifting grading strategies to improve equity

Martha Oakley couldn’t ignore the data. The statistics about student success in her discipline were damning, and the success rates elsewhere were just as troubling. Oakley spoke to about 40 faculty and staff members last week at a CTE-sponsored session on using mastery-based grading to make STEM…

Experiential learning helps Linguistics students preserve Native American language

In the world of linguistics, language is a treasure to be preserved and studied. And that's exactly what Phil Duncan and Allard Jongman set out to do with their independent studies class LING 496 in the Spring of 2022.

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