ICD Community Symposium examines executive function and the achievement gap

The Institute of Child Development held its second ICD Community Symposium on February 5. The Achievement Gap: Why Executive Function Matters, provided a forum for leading faculty researchers at ICD to share their newest findings about executive function and its relationship to the achievement gap with those working in the area’s hospitals, schools and social […]

Open Textbook Library gains national attention as effort to reduce student costs

The U of M’s Open Textbook Library, created by the College of Education and Human Development, is getting attention across the country as a tool to help instructors find affordable, high-quality, and openly licensed textbooks. A recent New York Times article, “Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks,” notes that “college students could save […]

Hsu and Heller awarded Center for Educational Innovation grant

Leon Hsu, associate professor in the Department of Postsecondary Teaching and Learning, and Kenneth Heller, professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy have received an Experiments in Learning Innovation Grant from the University’s Center for Educational Innovation. The grant will support the construction and assessment of computer coaches designed to help introductory physics students develop good problem-solving […]