Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Feb 12, 2018
Two professors on different campuses used the N-word last week. One was suspended and one was backed by his institution, demonstrating academe's continually fraught relationship with the term.
Apr 12, 2017
The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

Surveys

Inside Higher Ed/Gallup survey of academic officers finds concerns on free speech, academic freedom, economic challenges, tenure and textbooks -- while also finding confidence in institutions' academic health.

Booklets

"Flipping the Classroom and Other Techniques to Improve Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new downloadable compilation of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines how instructors and institutions are experimenting with new approaches to student learning.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. EST, Inside Higher Ed's editors will lead a free webinar to discuss the booklet's themes. Register for the event here.

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

Archive

March 14, 2016

Number of bachelor's degrees awarded fell 8.7 percent between 2012 and 2014, study finds.

March 10, 2016

Amid concerns that requirements may not mean much to students or professors, Harvard and Duke Universities both look to curricular changes to improve undergraduate education.

March 8, 2016

Colleges and universities may try to address academic cheating as a moral or pedagogical problem, but it's really about something entirely different, argues Carol Poster.

February 29, 2016

Students enter college hoping it will be a major step up from what they were doing before, writes Roger Martin, but they are often disappointed.

February 25, 2016

Whether it is San Bernardino or Sandy Hook, the Sept. 11 attacks or urban police shootings, a certain (perhaps surprising) academic field is the glue that tries to keep people’s lives together, argues John L. Jackson Jr.

February 23, 2016

Liberal arts colleges are increasingly exploring interdisciplinary connections to find a place for computer science on their campuses.

February 17, 2016

A university in Michigan has great news for the bleary-eyed but hopes at least some of them will still get up early.

February 17, 2016

Study suggests acceptance of online education still lags among high school students.

February 1, 2016

The U.S. Education Department's new experiment with alternative models of higher education can unleash the next era of postsecondary innovation, Daniel Pianko argues.

January 29, 2016

Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.

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