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

July 6, 2017

Anthropologist offers explanation for why faculty members hesitate to adopt innovative teaching methods.

July 3, 2017

Without rigor and cohesive requirements, the liberal arts will eventually confront a future of irrelevance, argues Michael B. Poliakoff.

June 29, 2017

In the end, argues Christopher Leise, the questions should not have turned to “Who is right here?” but rather, “Who is white here?”

June 28, 2017

Books on social and racial issues get spotlight among freshman reading assignments. This year, one showing up on campus lists focuses on low-income and rural white people, J. D. Vance’s 2016 sociopolitical breakout, Hillbilly Elegy.

June 27, 2017

Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in a new book on what might be his grandest experiment yet.

June 27, 2017

They can have unintended consequences, writes Donal O’Shea. And the trick is to find those that actually improve student learning.

June 27, 2017

Kathleen Fitzpatrick discusses evolution of her fields and a move back to a campus. She’s seen much progress for those who work outside traditional monographs, but also challenges.

June 19, 2017

Essay argues the age of big data is the time for professors to reconsider their reliance on the anti-plagiarism business.

June 19, 2017

Lawmakers who think higher education is broken -- and that “innovation” and more assessment can fix it -- would learn a lot from seeing the learning process up close and personal, Bernard Fryshman writes.

June 16, 2017

Despite recent criticism of student reviews of faculty members, there is a system that’s working, AAUP conference is told.

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