Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jul 21, 2014
As many women's colleges move to admit men, Mary Baldwin tries to preserve a single-sex institution by building up professional and graduate programs. Some faculty fear the college is safeguarding one tradition by sacrificing another.

Booklets

"The Evolving Curriculum -- Measuring Effectiveness of Change" is a compilation of articles and essays on efforts to reshape what and how colleges teach at a time of increased concern about how much students learn. The news and opinion articles -- collected in a print-on-demand booklet -- surveys the landscape of curricular development and learning assessment, examining trends and highlighting best practices.

Download the booklet here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On June 26, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discussed the topics raised in the booklet's articles and answered questions in a free webinar. To view the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Archive

April 1, 2013

Deandre Poole, the instructor whose Florida Atlantic U. class exercise involving the word "Jesus" led to death threats and demands that he be fired, offers his first interview on what happened that day, on his faith and on academic freedom.

April 1, 2013

There are important elements of teaching for which PowerPoint is only of minimal help, writes Christopher Conway.

March 28, 2013

The professor who created the exercise that has caused an uproar in Florida says that it is not anti-religion and has been widely misconstrued.

March 19, 2013

The U.S. Department of Education encourages colleges and accreditors to move forward on competency-based education programs that don't rely on the credit hour.

March 14, 2013

Carnegie Foundation's remedial math redesign shows big gains but no simple answers to one of higher education's toughest challenges.

March 8, 2013

Are only 10 percent of students finishing courses? It depends on how you count.

March 5, 2013

Western Governors U. and others continue to expand competency-based education amid excitement (and confusion) about President Obama's praise of the approach.

March 4, 2013

Higher education's most powerful association throws its weight behind "disruptions" to the industry. Can the establishment help lead the revolution?

February 28, 2013

An unexpected message from an unlikely source helped Michael Bugeja return to the classroom.

February 27, 2013

High school achievement tests are good predictors of performance for students at California's community colleges, but study also finds troubling achievement gaps.

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