Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Sep 26, 2016
U of Vermont's College of Medicine announces it will get rid of lecture courses and completely reshape the faculty role -- a first for a traditional medical school.

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

June 23, 2016

Major study of adaptive learning finds inconclusive results about its ability to improve outcomes and lower costs, but use at two-year colleges and in remedial courses shows potential.

June 22, 2016

University of Arizona has added faculty lines and a journal, and is planning a major conference and a master's program.

June 22, 2016

UCSD accused a student of copying from another person's midterm exam, but officials wouldn't reveal the identity of the other student or whether the two were sitting near each other.

June 21, 2016

Plymouth State plans to replace them with clusters. Restructuring and layoffs have professors scratching their heads.

June 16, 2016

Wayne State University drops what has been part of its general-education program for all students, raising the question of which fields are needed by all undergraduates.

June 10, 2016

At the University at Buffalo and the U of Virginia, professors fear that too many requirements and not enough thought about them may detract from students' learning. Both move toward more thematic approaches to general education.

June 1, 2016

Faculty members at various institutions debate the pros and cons of shielding freshmen from themselves (or least their performance) in the form of "covered" or "shadow" grades on transcripts.

May 27, 2016
John Fea, a history chair, describes what he learned on his daughter's college tours about the presence or absence of a liberal arts ethos.
May 26, 2016

Dick Gregory writes that students who are protesting against a dean who recommended his autobiography should think about which battles matter the most.

May 24, 2016

Champlain College is proud of its pre-professional programs, and also of an unusual approach to general education that lasts for four years.

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