News Roundup: Student Tutoring and Fast Feedback

How to engage students in online classes, the expanding role of tutoring on campuses, and a drop in the number of humanities degrees being awarded.

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Students need course experiences that result in lots of learning, not simply hard or easy classes, a professor argues. (Faculty Focus)

College graduates possess job-related skills that those unable to graduate don’t, yet Americans lag behind graduates in other wealthy nations, according to a new study. (Hechinger Report)

Frequent interaction and timely feedback are crucial strategies to actively engage students in online environments. (Faculty Focus)

More students are being encouraged to utilize peer tutors more frequently, as administrators and policymakers stress improving completion rates. (Columbus Dispatch)

Eight higher education leaders discuss everything from big data to diversity at SXSWEdu 2016. (Education Dive)

The number of bachelor’s degrees awarded in the humanities dropped by 8.7% between 2012 and 2014, according to a new analysis from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences. (Inside Higher Ed)

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