Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Aug 15, 2017
Sociologists talk about teaching in the political now, with an emphasis on critical media literacy, ground rules for a discussion and an understanding that students see sociology classrooms as somewhere to try to make sense of current events.
Apr 12, 2017
The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  

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

"New Directions in Online Education" is a new compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed.

The print-on-demand booklet can be downloaded here, free.

Inside Higher Ed’s editors will conduct a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Pearson.

Archive

February 28, 2017

We should acknowledge that many Americans believe that higher education is indoctrination in the dogmas of liberalism, writes Steven C. Bahls, and ask why this perception exists and what we can do to change it.

February 28, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s assertion that faculty members tell students what to say and think distorts a basic fact: most professors are dedicated to teaching their students to think independently and critically, argues Susan Resneck Pierce.

February 24, 2017

Various surveys look at biggest academic challenges international students face and the availability of professional development opportunities for professors teaching in intercultural classrooms.

February 24, 2017

 David N. Figlio and Morton Schapiro share the results of a study in which they examined what, if any, link exists between the two.

February 23, 2017

First data, based on analysis of work at 92 colleges, finds much success in writing, some success in critical thinking and more limited success in quantitative skills.

February 21, 2017

At colleges proud of attracting students who want a broad-based, non-vocational education, numbers of majors in arts and humanities are falling.

 

February 14, 2017

Christian colleges can provide a bridge between elite opinion and “red-state” America, writes Thomas Albert Howard. How might they rise to the occasion?

February 13, 2017

In the aftermath of the election, this semester offers something far broader than a single teachable moment, writes Daniel F. Chambliss. It may, in fact, mean a reappreciation of higher education’s relevance to real life.

February 10, 2017

In the wake of the recent women’s march, Betty M. Bayer analyzes the meaning of Seneca Falls -- and its role not only in the past but also the future of women’s and gender movements around equality and racial justice.

February 9, 2017

This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Yermie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Memorang, a free digital study tool for students.

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