Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Apr 21, 2022
Course syllabi set the tone for the whole semester. With the help of a new tool kit, some instructors are overhauling theirs to make them more welcoming, inclusive and focused on student success.
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.


"Digital Teaching and Learning" is a new compilation of articles and essays from the pages of Inside Higher Ed. This free print-on-demand collection is available for download here.

Inside Higher Ed's editors will present a free webcast on the themes of this booklet on Thursday, June 9, at 2 p.m. Eastern. You may register for the webcast here.

This compilation was made possible in part by the financial support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


April 13, 2022

Coalitions of companies, colleges and research groups, funded by Gates, will develop digital courses especially aimed at improving learning outcomes for underrepresented students in gateway statistics and chemistry courses.

April 11, 2022
April 7, 2022

Public university systems should invest in training and support for quality teaching, Félix V. Matos Rodríguez and Penny MacCormack write.

April 4, 2022
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March 18, 2022

A Chapman professor was upset when he saw his exams posted on Course Hero. Now he’s suing the anonymous students who put them there—to find out who they are. But how responsible is Course Hero?

March 17, 2022
March 16, 2022

Karlyn Crowley offers advice and resources for how professors can cultivate and manage hard conversations in the classroom.

March 15, 2022
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law is starting a certificate program in cybersecurity for nontechnical professionals.
  • Eastern Connecticut State University is starting a minor in paramedic science.
  • Foothill College is starting a certificate in data analytics.



June 24, 2020

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

June 24, 2020

Beth Seltzer envisions how the term may unfold for a student 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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