Colleges and universities increasingly rely on part-time faculty to meet instructional demands and rein in costs, but that hasn’t led to lower tuitions for students.
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9 Dec 2014
School districts play a pivotal role in creating the conditions for learning and many are going through a time of intense change. Joel Knudson, an AIR senior researcher, explains how collaboration can help school districts face shared challenges and partner together to continuously improve.
5 Nov 2014
Human factors is a multidisciplinary field that examines the role of people in designing products, systems, and processes. In this video, Liza Josias, AIR senior researcher, explains why using human factors is a wise investment and how it can improve work performance.
6 Oct 2014
After years of talking about America’s seniors as disproportionately poor, some commentators now characterize older Americans as better off than their younger counterparts. But many still live just above the poverty line, struggling to get by on dwindling savings while paying increasingly higher medical costs. This AIR Whiteboard, narrated by Center on Aging director Marilyn Moon, presents an overview of the economic challenges seniors face today.
1 Oct 2014
Technology has enormous potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn. In this video interview, Tracy Gray, an AIR expert on education technology, explains how to effectively use technology to engage students in their own learning.
16 Sep 2014
Sixty-five has long been a benchmark age for public programs such as Social Security and Medicare, but many experts question whether it should be changed for today's aging society. In this video interview, Marilyn Moon, AIR Institute Fellow and director of AIR's Center on Aging, explains whether 65 is still a good milestone for aging, health, and retirement.
2 Sep 2014
The Affordable Care Act created health insurance exchanges or marketplaces to offer consumers affordable healthcare coverage through subsidies. In this video interview, Brandy Farrar, AIR researcher, explains what Californian consumers think about their experiences with Covered California, their state's health insurance marketplace.
10 Jul 2014
Expanded learning opportunities offer supports and programs for youth outside traditional school hours, including during the summer. In this video interview, Carol McElvain, AIR principal technical assistance consultant, explains how such programs can reinforce learning overall and help prevent summer learning loss.
11 Jun 2014
In the past decade, the amount of big data collected about people has exploded. In this video interview, Institute Fellow Julia Lane explains how researchers in the public sector need new legal and ethical frameworks to use such big data, while also respecting people's privacy and confidentiality.
2 Jun 2014
Disparities persist in educational achievement for students of color and low-income students. In this video interview, Darren Woodruff, principal researcher at AIR, explains how schools can create a climate to help reduce the achievement gap and help all students learn.