Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Oct 19, 2016
Advice from consultant, including that to limit courses with high failure rates, is unwelcome to Illinois State professors. But the university and the consultant say their focus is student success, not student smooth sailing.


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.


"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. 


April 27, 2015

Shifting from being a professor to a coach in a competency-based program isn't easy, write Christine Seifert and Richard Chapman, but it pays off for both students and instructors.

April 24, 2015

'Instrument of torture' or building block of understanding? UCLA and other universities debate how much math, and what kind, is enough for life sciences majors.

April 22, 2015

Research by a Ph.D. student at Cornell U suggests making procrastination a hassle may improve student performance in online courses.

April 21, 2015

Academic Partnerships will push for synchronous content in an upcoming platform update, offering instructors who participate a share of the revenue.

April 20, 2015

Joseph E. Aoun writes that it's time to stop trying to divide the curriculum into the liberal arts and practical training.

April 16, 2015

Students who use emojis in their emails and write “heeeeelp!” in the subject line don't necessarily know better. Paul Corrigan and Cameron Hunt McNabb present a way for professors to help such students.

April 14, 2015

Colleges claim to promote it, but do we really know what it is and how to measure it, asks Alan Hughes.

April 13, 2015

Annual report on the disciplines acknowledges cuts and challenges, but also sees signs of hope and growth.

April 13, 2015

After more than a decade of debate, and strong lobbying from both administrators and students, professors vote in favor of the measure, 916 to 487.

April 7, 2015

Higher education faces challenges, writes Larry D. Large. But the solution isn't to further break apart its functions, but to bolster them.


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