Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Sep 11, 2017
Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature learning experiences, a humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean, were canceled after protesters tried to interrupt the class to protest perceived Eurocentrism. What’s the future for courses grounded in ancient -- largely Western -- texts?
Apr 12, 2017
The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

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

"New Directions in Online Education" is a new compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed.

The print-on-demand booklet can be downloaded here, free.

Inside Higher Ed’s editors will conduct a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register.

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

Archive

May 26, 2016

Dick Gregory writes that students who are protesting against a dean who recommended his autobiography should think about which battles matter the most.

May 24, 2016

Champlain College is proud of its pre-professional programs, and also of an unusual approach to general education that lasts for four years.

May 23, 2016

Scholars consider how to revive the liberal arts and consider the importance of math and science, impact of hyperspecialization, economic inequality, public attitudes, admissions strategies and more.

May 20, 2016

Scholars at conference on whether liberal arts need saving focus on evolving threats, including diminishing attention spans, mounting consumerism and a desire by administrators to quantify everything.

May 16, 2016

Since Wednesday, students have occupied part of humanities college at Seattle University, demanding shifts in curriculum and resignation of dean alleged to have used slur to refer to book title.

May 16, 2016

Conference at Georgetown U discusses how to train future ed-tech leaders and whether creating a new discipline is the answer.

May 13, 2016

Study by faculty members at West Point finds students perform better academically when laptops and tablets are banned from the classroom.

May 10, 2016

A growing number of colleges and universities are emphasizing civic engagement in their curriculum -- a move institutions say is in response to an erosion of public discourse.

May 10, 2016

Creating a new competency-based degree program isn't easy, writes Cathy Sandeen, who shares lessons she learned from helping to develop the UW Flexible Option.

May 6, 2016

Controversial article argues digital humanities scholars are -- intentionally or not -- leading a "neoliberal takeover" of colleges and universities.

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