Year: 2021

Readers’ Suggestions for Crafting a Welcoming Syllabus

I received a number of interesting responses. One common theme: The words used on the syllabus definitely matter, but so does the visual presentation.

Liz Norell, an associate professor of political science at Chattanooga State Community College, summed up her approach by writing, “I’ve worked really hard to adapt my syllabus into a document that’s readable, user-friendly, and supportive.”

Cathy Stierman, an assistant professor of education at Clarke University, uses color and graphics to break hers up — and keeps them contained to a single page. The format, she wrote, has been well received by students, who, she adds, “ask every semester if I have been, or will be, in trouble for doing this. Makes me sad and yet cracks me up every time!”

In fact, Stierman wrote, a former president encouraged moving the syllabus in this direction, providing the kind of “permission” that fosters experimentation.

Cara Hersh, an associate

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Alabama Senate passes lottery, gaming legislation

“Every time I go back to my district, the message is clear: people want to have the right to vote on a state lottery and gaming,” said Sen. Jim McClendon, R-Springville. “I appreciate the input from my colleagues in the Senate and the willingness of members of the House of Representatives and the governor’s office to participate in a discussion about this transformational issue for our state. I am hopeful about the potential of getting this constitutional amendment in front of Alabamians so that they have a chance to make the final call on this critical decision for the future of our state.”

This legislation, SB319, if approved by Alabama voters, will produce up to $710 million of revenue annually for the state of Alabama, according to a report by the Governor’s Study Group on , and the legislation will also control and cap gaming already existing in the state.

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ECU political science professors break down SCOTUS expansion bill

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) – A week after President Joe Biden announced a commission to study the Supreme Court, including the number of Supreme Court justices, Congressional Democrats introduced a bill that would expand that number from 9 to 13.

There have been nine Supreme Court justices since 1869.

The bill, known as the “Judiciary Act of 2021,” was introduced by Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) in front of the Supreme Court building on Thursday.

“We are here today because the United States Supreme Court is broken,” Markey said at the press conference. “It is out of balance, and it needs to be fixed.”

Nadler said the logic behind nine justices is much weaker today when there are now 13 federal appeals courts, so he argued it’s logical to have 13 justices.

“There’s nothing new about changing the size of the Supreme Court,” Nadler said. The constitution

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Smart Education Software market size to expand momentously over 2020-2026

Market Study Report has released a new research study on Smart Education Software market Analysis 2020-2026 inclusive of one or more factors covering regional opportunities, application landscape, product demand trends, and end-use portfolio of the industry over the forecast timeframe. The report also outlines the competitive framework of the Smart Education Software industry detailing the SWOT analysis and market share dominance of the prominent players.

The research literature on Smart Education Software market methodically investigates the workings of this business sphere and the course it will take during 2020-2027. It highlights the key trends, growth drivers, opportunities, limitations, and challenges which will mold the industry dynamics in the ensuing years. Proceeding further, it illuminates the top regional markets and unearths the major growth avenues, followed by a detailed scrutiny of the well-established organizations in this vertical. Apart from this, the report also evaluates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on

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