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. 


September 16, 2014

What one university is doing to promote critical thinking. Hint: It involves a chair, a really expensive one.

September 15, 2014

A new shade on lead generation includes assessments, online courses and mentors to help ensure that students can succeed once they enroll.

September 11, 2014

ACE continues online experimentation with proposed pool of general education courses from colleges and providers like StraighterLine.

September 10, 2014

Competency-based education is hot, which keeps accreditors busy trying to ensure quality control without stifling innovation.

September 10, 2014

Professors are sometimes too quick to decide on the intellectual ability of students and colleagues, writes Heather Dubrow.

September 9, 2014

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast looks at what the future holds for efforts to use technology to "flip" the classroom.

September 9, 2014

Students learn something from the way professors respond, even to messages that never should have been sent, writes Danielle DeRise.

September 5, 2014

Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.

September 4, 2014

The pushes toward modular instruction and competency-based education are significant, but don't expect traditional forms of teaching to disappear, writes Dan Butin.

September 3, 2014

It's hard to offer meaningful advising to new students before they arrive on campus. But Sewanee says it can be done, with professors making key decisions.



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