Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Feb 23, 2015
Historians condemn recent attempt by Oklahoma legislature to defund AP American history curriculum for being too "negative."

Surveys

Oct. 29, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology examined the views of faculty members and academic technology administrators on online education and a range of other technology-related issues.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. 

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Nov. 18, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim will conduct a free webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To register for the webinar, please click here.

The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Blackboard, Pearson and Sonic Foundry.

Booklets

"The STEM Pipeline" is a free compilation of articles and essays -- in print-on-demand format -- exploring different strategies used by faculty members and institutions, and efforts to track their success.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

Inside Higher Ed will offer a free webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 25, at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet. You may sign up here for the webinar here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of ETS.

Archive

September 10, 2010

California's community colleges toughen graduation requirements. Some see changes as overdue; others fear standards are too high.

September 7, 2010

While many professors still distrust the popular encyclopedia, some have joined a new effort in which they will work with students to improve entries.

August 20, 2010

A Texas Tech professor replaces traditional textbooks with a cartoon story -- and finds that students respond.

August 19, 2010

Georgia Gwinnett has boosted retention by giving its faculty smartphones and encouraging students to call them.

August 6, 2010

In an effort to improve its disappointing retention rates, Portland State University will increase its team of academic advisers from 10 to 24 this fall. The move follows a decision to make advising a mandatory element of the incoming class’ college experience.

August 2, 2010

CHICAGO -- Like many advocacy groups, higher education associations are notoriously self-referential (if not self-reverential). They're quick to promote the good work of their own members, but are typically loath to draw attention to institutions with which they compete.

July 23, 2010

Timothy A. Bennett strives toward a new vision for the foreign language department. “You can think of a university as a little continent full of different kingdoms,” said Bennett, chair of the foreign languages and literatures department at Wittenberg University, a Lutheran liberal arts college in Ohio. “I’d prefer that language departments suffused the curriculum rather than just be another kingdom among many kingdoms.”

July 19, 2010

ORLANDO — When advocates for students with disabilities asked Stephen Rehberg, an associate academic professional at Georgia Tech’s Center of Enhanced Teaching and Learning, to help create workshops to teach science and technology faculty members how better to accommodate disabled students, Rehberg’s answer was simple: “No.”

July 19, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The future of Advanced Placement is changing, and the College Board is taking steps to ensure that AP classes more accurately reflect colleges' first-year curriculums and better prepare high school students to succeed in them and in further college work.

At the AP Annual Conference last weekend, College Board Vice President Trevor Packer, who is responsible for the AP program, talked to an audience of about 50 school officials about AP and about impending changes to the program.

July 8, 2010

In his first year as an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s archaeology department, Matthew E. Hill made a move that many other junior faculty would’ve considered risky: he said he wanted to teach an undergraduate seminar on animals and culture.

“When I first proposed the course, I thought I would get a more negative response – ‘Oh, it’s fluffy’ -- and I still worry about some of my colleagues having that attitude,” he says. “But my chair and other people have been supportive, interested.”

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