Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Apr 20, 2017
Is an eight-to-one student-faculty ratio one to be cherished or seen as a luxury few colleges can afford? Debate at Whitman illustrates the tensions.
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

"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. 

Archive

January 30, 2017

Reinhardt University launches program to train students in soft skills such as conflict management and strategic listening -- while preserving liberal arts mission.

January 27, 2017

Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.

January 27, 2017

Two Northwestern University researchers found that skilled scholars do not come at the expense of quality instructors, or vice versa. 

January 26, 2017

Faculty members at a wide range of institutions are finding they can have a powerful impact by organizing curriculum -- not just individual courses -- to support students’ learning and success, write Loni Bordoloi Pazich, Roosevelt Montas and Steve Mintz.

January 24, 2017

Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.

January 23, 2017

Pitt’s arts and sciences faculty is divided over a proposal to eliminate a high school study exemption from foreign language requirement. Some say high school seat time is poor measure of proficiency, while others fear forcing too many students into language courses.

January 18, 2017

Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.

January 17, 2017

Study suggests digital models can help medical schools, which face a shortage of cadavers, teach students human anatomy.

January 11, 2017

Amid enrollment declines, speakers at Modern Language Association discuss shifts in the major, such as a de-emphasis of traditional survey and the addition of more writing-related courses.

January 10, 2017

Professors say even introductory courses should make students think like historians.

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