Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Apr 16, 2021
Florida is poised to pass a bill allowing students to record classes for personal use -- and to complain about professors who violate students' free expression. Idaho's higher ed budget is also on hold over lawmakers' concerns about diversity programs.
Jan 26, 2021
Survey of 850 instructors in introductory college courses finds professors to be exhausted, more confident in virtual learning -- and deeply concerned about the ability of disadvantaged students to continue their studies.


Jan. 23, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2019 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was made possible in part with support from Wiley, Oracle, Phi Kappa Phi and Gallup.


"Building High-Quality Online Learning" is a new compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed.

You may download a free copy of the print-on-demand booklet here.

Inside Higher Ed will offer a free webcast on the themes of this compilation on Tuesday, March 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Please register to participate here.

This booklet was made possible in part by the support of D2L.


March 29, 2021

We need to foster the central importance of classroom instruction, and the best way to do that is to revise how we reward faculty, write Lisa M. Di Bartolomeo and Pablo García Loaeza.

March 29, 2021

Higher education institutions must offer multiple roads to recognition for faculty -- not just one, writes E. Gordon Gee.

March 24, 2021

In an era of online learning, it can be key to making struggling students feel more connected to their college community and better able to tackle academic challenges, writes Doug Kovel.

March 22, 2021
  • Albany Law School is starting a social justice concentration for students in the J.D. program.
  • Clark University is starting a master's program in talent management and human resources.
March 18, 2021

More critical thinking alone isn’t an antidote to the manipulation of their emotions many Americans have experienced during the last several years, argues Michael S. Roth.

March 17, 2021

Rather than highlighting the folly of using student comments in the personnel process, we should use those comments to improve the classroom experience, argues Sharon Block.

March 10, 2021
February 22, 2021
  • Colorado School of Mines is starting a major in quantitative biosciences and engineering.
  • Dickinson College is starting an online master's program in managing complex disasters.
  • Linfield University is starting an M.S. in business.
February 17, 2021

Research suggests that attackers who disrupted online classes often did so at the invitation and encouragement of students in those same classes -- which instructors need to know if they want to guard against noxious interruptions.

February 15, 2021



June 24, 2020

Beth Seltzer envisions how the term may unfold for a student who remains off campus in September.

June 24, 2020

Jenae Cohn envisions how the term may unfold for a faculty member who remains off campus in September.

May 13, 2020

As colleges move from coping to planning for the fall and beyond, they should be guided by a consistent, mission-aligned framework, writes Robin DeRosa.

April 22, 2020

New survey documents how professors view this spring's mass move to virtual courses. Key findings: most used new teaching methods, half lowered their expectations for the volume of student work -- and a third for its quality.

April 15, 2020

The inequitable ways the move to remote learning has affected different groups of students; are recession-affected students flocking to online courses? What's happening with the fall semester?

March 25, 2020

Experts weigh in on how the sudden, forced adoption of technology-delivered instruction will affect the well-being of professors and students alike.

March 18, 2020

In response to a recent article about professors' responsibility to help prepare their students for careers, Rob Fried says students -- not instructors -- primarily own that responsibility. But the college has a role to play.

March 11, 2020

An unhappy reader says a recent column cast aspersions on cash-starved colleges trying to do the right thing. Plus: We seek your advice on how we should cover teaching and learning during corona frenzy.

March 4, 2020

A leading educator asserts that some colleges use the “high-impact” educational practices in name only -- and a group of learning community advocates largely agrees. What's their plan?

February 26, 2020

A new paper asserts the faculty's obligation to embrace "career-relevant instruction." What exactly does that mean, for professors and students?



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