An Essay on Teaching: Designing Assessments, Part 2

Azzah Awwad, Maha Bali / 17 Feb 2017 / Opinion

In the second part of their essay, the authors discuss feedback, growth and attitude towards failure.

A Roadmap for Rebuilding Higher Education in Iraq

Lori Mason / 14 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Universities have an important role to play in the healing and rebuilding of Iraq after Da’esh.

An Essay on Teaching: How to Design Assessments

Azzah Awwad, Maha Bali / 04 Feb 2017 / Opinion

Ideas from a faculty workshop at the American University in Cairo encourage fresh thinking about supporting student progress.

Arabs Must Revive the Teaching of Arab History

Mahjoob Zweiri / 12 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Qatar University professor says the study of history is vital to individual identity, but the subject has been neglected in recent decades.

How to Combat Fake News Online

Jeffrey R. Young / 11 Dec 2016 / Opinion

Training students to navigate the online world appears to be getting more complicated. And today’s students need help, the writer believes.

Funds Cut for Prominent Arabic Language Program

Ursula Lindsey / 07 Dec 2016 / Opinion

The U.S. government has slashed support for the Center for Arabic Studies Abroad, a renowned Arabic program that provides language training in the Arab world for foreigners.

A Conversation With One of the World’s Most Influential Arabic Teachers

Islam Alzeny / 09 Nov 2016 / Opinion

Students’ poor mastery of Arabic is caused by the poor instructional methods used, not the language itself, says Hanada Taha, the director of “Arabi21” project.

The Liberal Arts As Antidote to Political Extremism in Mideast

Allison Hodgkins, Ted Purinton / 24 Oct 2016 / Opinion

Empowering youth requires encouraging enrollment in academic programs that include courses in philosophy, poetry and art history, the writers believe.

Intense Traffic: U.S. Teacher Meets Syrian Students

Jeffrey R. Young / 27 Sep 2016 / Opinion

A U.S.-based journalist spends three days running a multimedia workshop with students who have fled the Syrian conflict.

Deep Generation Gap: Arab Professors Vs. Students

Ursula Lindsey / 20 Sep 2016 / Opinion

Professors have long grumbled about the quality of students, and students about rigid professors, but the tension between them is now especially high.