Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Mar 22, 2018
New study of faculty motivation for teaching says certain kinds of motivation -- intrinsic and believing that teaching is important -- are linked to use of best teaching practices, across institution types. Rewards and guilt appear to have no bearing on best practices.
Apr 12, 2017
The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  


Jan. 22, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2018 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. 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Watch the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was made possible in part with support from Jenzabar, Macmillan Learning, Portfolium, VitalSource and Wiley.


"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.


April 13, 2015

Annual report on the disciplines acknowledges cuts and challenges, but also sees signs of hope and growth.

April 13, 2015

After more than a decade of debate, and strong lobbying from both administrators and students, professors vote in favor of the measure, 916 to 487.

April 7, 2015

Higher education faces challenges, writes Larry D. Large. But the solution isn't to further break apart its functions, but to bolster them.

April 6, 2015

Educators need to stop mourning Sweet Briar and focus on the factors that have made liberal arts colleges so successful in teaching, writes Jason Jones.

April 2, 2015

An updated study of massive open online courses from Harvard U. and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology finds diverse learner populations and interests -- and the need for more research.

March 23, 2015

The public is shockingly unaware of the world, and educators and civic leaders need to confront this problem, writes Sanford J. Ungar.

March 20, 2015

Reed student creates stir by saying that he was banned from class after disputing statistic on sexual assault. The college, though, says he had a pattern of behavior that was disruptive for reasons unrelated to what he was arguing.

March 17, 2015

Stephen T. Ziliak is declaring war on texting during class.

March 16, 2015

Stanford president outlines vision for a more digital future for higher education, but also rejects idea that undergraduate degrees will disappear or that higher education is "deeply broken."

February 23, 2015

Historians condemn recent attempt by Oklahoma legislature to defund AP American history curriculum for being too "negative."


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