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

March 20, 2014

Writing professors find themselves playing a critical and unexpected role in the education of veterans.

March 11, 2014

A California city makes a pitch for a new engineering campus at the American Council on Education's annual meeting.

March 10, 2014

Will Miller says it's just fine when students call him by his first name.

March 6, 2014

A survey of freshmen finds that while most high school students use online education websites on their own time, very few see fully online courses in their higher education future.

March 6, 2014

Katrina Gulliver is tired of students calling her by her first name -- and of professors who encourage the practice.

March 3, 2014

Despite the growth of online education, some colleges -- especially small liberal arts institutions -- have absolute bans on credit for such work. Some are starting to consider a shift.

February 28, 2014

After 50 years of teaching, Bernard Fryshman wants us to remember the importance of what happens in the traditional college classroom.

February 27, 2014

The idea of "students as consumers" continues to grow, and to erode key values in higher education, writes Nate Kreuter.

February 26, 2014

New book, In Defense of Disciplines, questions the rush to interdisciplinary work, and argues that the trend has eroded intellectual life and faculty power.

February 25, 2014

As students' adherence to the Middlebury honor code wanes, the entire economics department will start proctoring exams to catch cheaters.

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