Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jan 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.

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

February 17, 2014

A simple intervention can dramatically decrease the academic achievement gap for first-generation college students, study finds.

February 14, 2014

We need a new instructional model to replace the lecture-only format, but let’s not simply replace one rigid approach with another, Pamela Barnett argues. Rhetoric matters.

February 11, 2014

Replacing a required humanities course with a class based on the popular self-help book 7 Habits of Highly Effective People has faculty up in arms at one community college.

February 6, 2014

Did the plagiarism detection software Turnitin cut "unoriginal writing" by almost 40 percent? Not so fast, one researcher says.

January 31, 2014

President joins the ranks of politicians who suggest liberal arts disciplines don't lead to jobs.

January 27, 2014

Presenters at the Association of American Colleges and Universities' annual meeting see plenty of uses for e-portfolios -- as long as institutions look beyond the hype.

January 27, 2014

Administrators make the case for general education pathways at conference session.

January 21, 2014

If we only focus on the practical skills students acquire by studying the humanities, we lose sight of their most useful value of all: to help us live meaningful lives, writes Dan Edelstein.

January 21, 2014

A liberal arts college in Idaho is trying a new approach to ensure depth as well as breadth in the student experience.

 

January 13, 2014

Electronic advising systems have plenty of potential, writes Melinda Mechur Karp. But they will fall short without more attention to the messy, human side educational technology.

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