Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jul 31, 2014
Can a group of liberal arts colleges in the South -- institutions that value personal interaction -- win over faculty on blended learning?

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).

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May 18, 2012

Students in a University of Michigan political science class get to choose how they will be graded on 60 percent of their class.

May 17, 2012

U. of North Carolina-Greensboro might soon offer its first fully online undergraduate degree -- in philosophy.

May 17, 2012

San Antonio College debates proposal that would allow professors to move half of their 10 required hours online. Proponents say it's next logical step in digital revolution, while critics fear reduction in student contact.

May 10, 2012

In a podcast interview, Open Learning Initiative director Candace Thille talks MOOCs, big data, and what we might soon know about learning.

May 10, 2012

Faculty members should help students find a path to academic success, but they shouldn't be afraid of giving Fs to those who don't do the work to succeed, writes Melissa Nicolas.

May 9, 2012

Texas community colleges to offer different types of developmental classes in hopes of moving more students toward graduation.

May 7, 2012

Chestnut Hill student with cancer was originally told she wouldn't be able to participate in commencement because she was three credits short of degree. Officials reconsidered, but dilemma draws attention to how colleges adjust when a student is ill or deceased.

May 7, 2012

Prior learning assessment could be higher education's next big disruptive force, and ACE and CAEL are poised to catch that potential gold rush. But many remain skeptical about academic credit for work experience.

May 3, 2012

Adam Kotsko writes that intensive, small-group discussion of great works of literature still offers uniquely valuable paths to teaching and learning.

May 3, 2012

Virgil W. Brower writes that courses based on intense discussions of great works of literature need not be limited to elite institutions.

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