Through creating a class centered around surveys from CU’s American Politics Research Lab, grad student teaches his students not only to think critically about politics and survey design, but also how to analyze the data of a large-scale poll.
Alex Wolf-Root, a former collegiate track athlete pursuing a PhD in philosophy at CU Boulder, first got the idea to create a course melding philosophy and sports following a conversation about “Deflategate.”
The heckling is real, the riots just acknowledged, and they are part of an innovative teaching method called Reacting to the Past, which aims to help students learn by prompting them to assume historical roles.
One way to learn something well is to show others what you’ve learned—in this case, with an outreach project—according to June Gruber’s students in a recent University of Colorado Boulder psychology course.
In the past five decades, the teaching load at CU Boulder has been increasingly borne by instructors instead of tenured or tenure-track faculty, and the College of Arts and Sciences has formed a task force to recommend best practices.