Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Mar 19, 2018
MLA data show foreign language study is on the decline, but it's unclear what comes first: institutional disinvestment in language programs or waning student interest. In any case, some campuses -- generally those making investments in programs -- are bucking the trend.
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.


September 15, 2014

A new shade on lead generation includes assessments, online courses and mentors to help ensure that students can succeed once they enroll.

September 11, 2014

ACE continues online experimentation with proposed pool of general education courses from colleges and providers like StraighterLine.

September 10, 2014

Competency-based education is hot, which keeps accreditors busy trying to ensure quality control without stifling innovation.

September 10, 2014

Professors are sometimes too quick to decide on the intellectual ability of students and colleagues, writes Heather Dubrow.

September 9, 2014

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast looks at what the future holds for efforts to use technology to "flip" the classroom.

September 9, 2014

Students learn something from the way professors respond, even to messages that never should have been sent, writes Danielle DeRise.

September 5, 2014

Community college instructors across disciplines can teach reading comprehension, thanks to an expanding training program that is winning believers.

September 4, 2014

The pushes toward modular instruction and competency-based education are significant, but don't expect traditional forms of teaching to disappear, writes Dan Butin.

September 3, 2014

It's hard to offer meaningful advising to new students before they arrive on campus. But Sewanee says it can be done, with professors making key decisions.


August 28, 2014

As a new academic year begins, Ulf Kirchdorfer contemplates the end of cursive, having his composition students write essays on their smartphones, and more.


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