Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jul 09, 2014
As colleges look for low-cost ways to globalize the on-campus learning experience, there's increasing interest in using the Internet to connect with international classrooms. 

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

September 23, 2010

Regents of Georgia university system individually asked 35 campus leaders how they planned to improve retention and graduation rates. The meetings were occasionally uncomfortable; the answers sometimes unsatisfactory.

September 16, 2010

An attempt to discourage social media use at Harrisburg U. runs up against students and faculty determined to get their fix.

September 10, 2010

California's community colleges toughen graduation requirements. Some see changes as overdue; others fear standards are too high.

September 7, 2010

While many professors still distrust the popular encyclopedia, some have joined a new effort in which they will work with students to improve entries.

August 20, 2010

A Texas Tech professor replaces traditional textbooks with a cartoon story -- and finds that students respond.

August 19, 2010

Georgia Gwinnett has boosted retention by giving its faculty smartphones and encouraging students to call them.

August 6, 2010

In an effort to improve its disappointing retention rates, Portland State University will increase its team of academic advisers from 10 to 24 this fall. The move follows a decision to make advising a mandatory element of the incoming class’ college experience.

August 2, 2010

CHICAGO -- Like many advocacy groups, higher education associations are notoriously self-referential (if not self-reverential). They're quick to promote the good work of their own members, but are typically loath to draw attention to institutions with which they compete.

July 23, 2010

Timothy A. Bennett strives toward a new vision for the foreign language department. “You can think of a university as a little continent full of different kingdoms,” said Bennett, chair of the foreign languages and literatures department at Wittenberg University, a Lutheran liberal arts college in Ohio. “I’d prefer that language departments suffused the curriculum rather than just be another kingdom among many kingdoms.”

July 19, 2010

ORLANDO — When advocates for students with disabilities asked Stephen Rehberg, an associate academic professional at Georgia Tech’s Center of Enhanced Teaching and Learning, to help create workshops to teach science and technology faculty members how better to accommodate disabled students, Rehberg’s answer was simple: “No.”

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