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

December 13, 2010

Though still one of the most popular majors among undergrads, business has begun to draw cooler interest among first-year students.

December 9, 2010

The value of a master’s degree in education – in monetary, philosophical and educational terms – is under fire as conflicting camps are responding to increasingly high-profile criticism of merit pay systems.

December 8, 2010

MLA survey shows record array of foreign languages offered on the nation’s campuses, as the proportion of students enrolling holds steady.

December 7, 2010

Penn’s business school revamps its MBA program with an offer of a free “sabbatical” course to graduates every seven years.

December 6, 2010

At gathering of grad school officials, Alan Alda promotes campaign to teach next generation of researchers how to communicate with the public.

December 3, 2010

A fight over pedagogy and personalities prompts an exodus of faculty from the University of Maryland's flagship Arabic studies program.

November 19, 2010

NEW ORLEANS -- It is no secret that these are hard times for anthropology. The discipline claims little more than one-half of 1 percent of undergraduate degrees conferred, according to the National Center for Education Statistics.

November 18, 2010

It’s probably not unusual for junior professors to hear they should devote their time to research rather than waste it on teaching. What may be more uncommon is for one of them to do the opposite.

November 17, 2010

The revelation that hundreds of University of Central Florida students in a senior-level business class received an advance version of a mid-term exam has exposed the widening chasm in what different generations expect of each other -- and what they perceive cheating to be.

November 16, 2010

Panel seeks to overhaul teacher training through much closer ties to the schools.

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