Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jul 23, 2014
The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

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

June 3, 2014

The Department of Education slices its online enrollment data to show which students enroll in online courses, and where.

June 3, 2014

Michael Roth considers what higher education would become if it consisted only of vocational training.

May 29, 2014

Seven humanities professors offer 10 reasons that "trigger warnings" are counterproductive.

May 29, 2014

Angus Johnston thinks the concept is a worthy addition to a syllabus and promotes good teaching values.

May 28, 2014

MLA urges radical changes in Ph.D. education, including shorter time to degree, new forms for the dissertation and greater emphasis on learning to teach.

May 22, 2014

Students and the colleges that teach them need not focus on only hard and soft skills, writes Gloria Cordes Larson.

May 20, 2014

Research is playing a bigger role in faculty evaluations, while collegiality is declining in importance, study suggests. Student evaluations remain important in assessing faculty, but could be given less weight going forward.

May 15, 2014

Glenn C. Altschuler considers how the new book 'Beyond the University' reviews the ideas of key American thinkers, and the disconnect between those ideas and today's debates about higher education.

May 12, 2014

Sally Johnstone and Thad Nodine describe what Western Governors University has learned as it works on new competency-based programs with 11 community colleges.

May 7, 2014

The technology entrepreneur Ray Henderson discusses his latest venture, In the Telling, in this month's edition of The Pulse podcast.

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