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.


March 14, 2022

STEM students’ struggles with online learning during the pandemic should give institutions pause in expanding online offerings, a team of researchers writes.

March 7, 2022

The Benevolent Intention Principle, the Likability Principle and more—Todd Kashdan proposes a set of principles for higher ed institutions that aspire to promote free inquiry and protect dissent.

March 2, 2022

Not all first-generation students are alike, write Marjorie Darrah, Roxann Humbert and Gay Stewart.

March 1, 2022
February 21, 2022
February 18, 2022

Faculty members agree with the administration on cutting 28 programs but are fighting to keep 14 others alive. More cuts may be on the horizon for the state university system.

February 15, 2022
February 11, 2022
  • Dominican College, in New York, is starting a public health informatics and technology concentration in both the health sciences major and the information technology major, and a postgraduate certificate program for adults.
  • Georgia State University is starting an M.S. in supply chain management.
January 28, 2022

Oklahoma City University is closing two of its education programs amid declining enrollment—and projected teacher shortages.

January 19, 2022

Students’ happiness with their grade, not instructional quality, is a major driver of the correlation between high grades and high student ratings of instruction, according to a new working paper. Interventions don’t quite work, either.



February 12, 2020

During the last decade, historians worked together to commonly define graduates' desired skills, knowledge and "habits of mind." Here's what that "tuning" accomplished -- and where it fell short.

February 5, 2020

Doctoral education doesn't necessarily prepare future faculty members for the jobs they're likely to get at teaching-intensive institutions. A new grant program takes aim at that problem.

January 22, 2020

Affordability and credential attainment are important goals. But the big question for higher education now, some of the enterprise's best minds say, is "completion of what?"

November 4, 2019

As major textbook publishers grapple with new strategic directions, alternative providers focused on lower-cost materials seize the opportunity to grow their market share.

October 23, 2019

Institutions aren’t switching learning management systems as often as they used to. What does that mean for companies looking to win new customers?

October 2, 2019

Purdue University will launch three under-$25,000 online master's degrees in engineering on the edX platform.

June 26, 2019

Author of new book explains how she has adapted James Lang's principles for the virtual classroom, to help online instructors produce better learning.

June 19, 2019

Michelle Janning explains what she (and her students) learned when she brought guest lecturers into her course via video.

January 18, 2019

The online course provider launches a slew of programs aimed at health care professionals, but observers wonder if the credentials will stand out in a crowded space.

November 26, 2018

Georgia Tech moves forward with plans to create storefronts for its online education programs, joining a growing number of institutions offering hybrid online learning experiences.  



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