Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Mar 22, 2018
New study of faculty motivation for teaching says certain kinds of motivation -- intrinsic and believing that teaching is important -- are linked to use of best teaching practices, across institution types. Rewards and guilt appear to have no bearing on best practices.
Apr 12, 2017
The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  


Jan. 22, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2018 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. 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Watch the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was made possible in part with support from Jenzabar, Macmillan Learning, Portfolium, VitalSource and Wiley.


"Flipping the Classroom and Other Techniques to Improve Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new downloadable compilation of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines how instructors and institutions are experimenting with new approaches to student learning.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. EST, Inside Higher Ed's editors will lead a free webinar to discuss the booklet's themes. Register for the event here.

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


February 24, 2017

 David N. Figlio and Morton Schapiro share the results of a study in which they examined what, if any, link exists between the two.

February 23, 2017

First data, based on analysis of work at 92 colleges, finds much success in writing, some success in critical thinking and more limited success in quantitative skills.

February 21, 2017

At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.


February 14, 2017

Christian colleges can provide a bridge between elite opinion and “red-state” America, writes Thomas Albert Howard. How might they rise to the occasion?

February 13, 2017

In the aftermath of the election, this semester offers something far broader than a single teachable moment, writes Daniel F. Chambliss. It may, in fact, mean a reappreciation of higher education’s relevance to real life.

February 10, 2017

In the wake of the recent women’s march, Betty M. Bayer analyzes the meaning of Seneca Falls -- and its role not only in the past but also the future of women’s and gender movements around equality and racial justice.

February 9, 2017

This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Yermie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Memorang, a free digital study tool for students.

February 6, 2017

At a time when some colleges have eliminated the discipline, a historically black college is restoring the major.

February 1, 2017

Colleges and universities must be open to concerns and points of view from across the ideological spectrum, writes Michael Roth.

January 30, 2017

Reinhardt University launches program to train students in soft skills such as conflict management and strategic listening -- while preserving liberal arts mission.


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