News Roundup: SnapChat and Helping Students Help Themselves

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If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em. A psychology professor uses SnapChat to help his students ace their exams. (NPR)

We’re proud that two institutions recognized in a new national report are ACUE Partners: Rutgers University – Newark and Florida International University. (The ‘Q’)

Report: Professors of law, business and engineering are the top-paid faculty in higher education. (Inside Higher Ed)

A veteran researcher shares six research-based tips to help students develop more effective learning strategies. (Scholarly Teacher)

Standardized testing could be coming to higher education. If that happens, a new paper argues, faculty and administrators must lead the development. (Education Dive)

Many students dislike writing. Change their attitudes by giving them choice and encouraging more collaboration, a professor advises. (Faculty Focus)

‘A’ for effort? ‘A’ is by far the most common grade at 4-year and 2-year institutions, according to a grade inflation database updated this week. (Insider Higher Ed)

Instructors should rely on more than just speech and the written word when it comes to communication, argues a new study from North Carolina State University. (Inside Higher Ed)

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