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.

Surveys

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.

Booklets

"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.

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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.

January 18, 2022

It’s time for all of us on campuses, not just the people in career services, to step up and help offer the competencies employers say they’re looking for, Rachel Toor writes.

January 14, 2022

Part performance, part protest, a professor’s video got him suspended from Ferris State University. He didn’t want to teach in person in the first place due to COVID-19, and he says he’s retiring. His union says the suspension is an attack on academic freedom.

January 7, 2022
December 9, 2021

University of North Carolina will create an internal unit to build and manage online programs from the system’s 17 campuses for learners largely ignored by many universities.

December 3, 2021
  • Grace College is offering a major in professional communication.
  • Lake Superior State University is starting a B.S. in data science.
  • Quincy College, in Massachusetts, is starting a bachelor’s degree in business management.
December 2, 2021

Professors from across New York’s public colleges say that all students, regardless of race or what campus they’re on, should have equal opportunities to study with full-time professors. Those chances are now concentrated on predominantly white campuses, one analysis suggests.

November 22, 2021

A free college program for union members has boosted Eastern Gateway’s enrollment to nearly 47,000, but it has also raised questions about an outside company’s influence at the Ohio institution—including on academic matters.

November 18, 2021

Author discusses his new book about the value of liberal arts colleges—and why many people ignore them.

November 9, 2021

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September 26, 2018

A growing number of academics are experimenting with new technologies powered by artificial intelligence, but many of the technologies aren't yet ready for prime time.

September 19, 2018

The digital communication platform gives students more ways to interact with instructors and one another and can breathe life into the online classroom, Kathleen Kole de Peralta and Sarah Robey write.

August 8, 2018

An instructor's explanatory syllabus prompts a discussion of how students perceive new learning models, and how much they want to know about pedagogy before a class begins.

July 10, 2018

Blackboard dominated the U.S. learning management system market for 20 years, but new data show its cloud-based competitor edging past it.

June 11, 2018

An organization that supported technology efforts at liberal arts colleges has closed amid increased competition from groups offering similar services.

June 6, 2018

Science instructors share digital tools they use -- from virtual reality to 3-D printing -- to help students connect to the material.

June 6, 2018

We need to do better in making course materials available to cash-strapped undergraduates and letting them interact with the texts and ideas, Sheila Liming argues.

April 18, 2018

Engineering students in Michigan will troubleshoot circuits and then swap findings with students in Ireland to complete their projects.

March 21, 2018

These new technologies have much to offer colleges and their students, but if we are not careful how we incorporate them, the risks may outweigh the gains, Vincent Del Casino Jr. writes.

March 7, 2018

Face-to-face instruction is superior in so many ways, writes Christopher Schaberg.

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