Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Aug 29, 2016
The university's note to new students sets off national debate on safe spaces, trigger warnings and more. Presidents of Bowdoin and Yale, with different tone, urge engagement with uncomfortable ideas.

Surveys

Jan. 22, 2016 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2016 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers queries provosts and other academic leaders on a wide range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Feb. 16, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman shared and analyzed the findings and answered readers' questions in a webinar. View the webinar.

The Inside Higher Ed survey of provosts was made possible in part by advertising from IBM, Academic Partnerships, Rafter and Jenzabar.

Booklets

"The Evolution of Distance Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.

The print-on-demand booklet features articles about a range of institutions and approaches.

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

Inside Higher Ed featured a webinar on October 13 in which its editors and reporters discussed the themes of the booklet. Click here to listen to the webinar.

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

Archive

September 22, 2015

Massive open online courses have not lived up to their early hype -- what could? -- but they’ve made important contributions nonetheless, write John Mitchell, Mitchell Stevens and Candace Thille.

September 18, 2015

Coding academies and boot camps are growing fast. State agencies started paying attention to short-term training programs last year, in a move that may have helped the industry.

September 11, 2015

Rhode Island College looks to "meta majors" to improve retention rates and push students to make up their minds about a course of study.

September 10, 2015

With 600 institutions at least in the design phase for a competency-based credential, college officials will meet this month to talk about how to build a program -- and how to ensure its academic quality.

September 8, 2015

More doctoral students report that their dissertations extend beyond their primary discipline, but most aren't straying far from their original subject of study.

September 8, 2015

Students need to grapple with timeless questions and truly consider the possibilities of life, writes Mark Edmundson.

September 3, 2015

Brian Goedde explains how he came to embrace online learning for a form of teaching known for its in-person experience.

September 1, 2015

Washington State U overrules instructor, and says she may not have "blanket" bans on use of certain words or phrases, or punish those who violate such bans with lower grades or failure.

September 1, 2015

New analysis seeks to explain the declining interest of high school students in studying the humanities in college, and a reversal once they arrive.

August 31, 2015

Inside Higher Ed explores JumpCourse, an online education platform, after a former professor finds that a course lacks rigor and sophisticated sense of its subject matter -- even as the American Council on Education vouches for its quality.

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