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. 


May 29, 2014

Seven humanities professors offer 10 reasons that "trigger warnings" are counterproductive.

May 29, 2014

Angus Johnston thinks the concept is a worthy addition to a syllabus and promotes good teaching values.

May 28, 2014

MLA urges radical changes in Ph.D. education, including shorter time to degree, new forms for the dissertation and greater emphasis on learning to teach.

May 22, 2014

Students and the colleges that teach them need not focus on only hard and soft skills, writes Gloria Cordes Larson.

May 20, 2014

Research is playing a bigger role in faculty evaluations, while collegiality is declining in importance, study suggests. Student evaluations remain important in assessing faculty, but could be given less weight going forward.

May 15, 2014

Glenn C. Altschuler considers how the new book 'Beyond the University' reviews the ideas of key American thinkers, and the disconnect between those ideas and today's debates about higher education.

May 12, 2014

Sally Johnstone and Thad Nodine describe what Western Governors University has learned as it works on new competency-based programs with 11 community colleges.

May 7, 2014

The technology entrepreneur Ray Henderson discusses his latest venture, In the Telling, in this month's edition of The Pulse podcast.

May 6, 2014

Southern New Hampshire University's College for America rolls out competency-based bachelor's degrees students can earn for $10,000 or less.

April 29, 2014

The push to deny working-class and first-generation students access to the liberal arts is inconsistent with American ideals and will not help these students find jobs either, writes William G. Durden.


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