Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jul 20, 2016
Should an HBCU founded by black Civil War veterans shutter its history department, against the recommendation of a faculty committee?

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 1, 2016

The U.S. Education Department's new experiment with alternative models of higher education can unleash the next era of postsecondary innovation, Daniel Pianko argues.

January 29, 2016

Coursera's decision to charge learners in some massive open online courses up front -- viewed by some as inevitable -- has critics asking if the MOOC provider is diverging from its mission of universal access.

January 29, 2016

We shouldn't shield students from challenging discussions or material, argues Domenick Scudera, but if we perceive them as being too sensitive, we should teach them how to gain strength -- not scold them for being weak.

January 22, 2016

Study links certain traits of undergraduate education to success in life: meaningful interaction with professors, studying a variety of fields outside the major and having classroom talks that go to issues of ethics and life.

January 22, 2016

As a professor of English, Bob Blaisdell sympathizes with his students when they struggle with writing assignments. But it's nothing compared to the truckloads of pity he feels for himself when trying to learn to dance.

January 21, 2016

Colleges should track the well-being of students, including how specific groups are faring, according to panelists at the Association of American Colleges and Universities' annual meeting.

January 19, 2016

The much-maligned general education model remains alive and well, but with new features, survey finds.

January 19, 2016

Rufus Glasper is retiring after 30 years as an administrator at Arizona's Maricopa Community College. He spoke about the evolution of two-year colleges, challenges in Arizona and Maricopa's future.

January 15, 2016

The Education Department's inspector general is auditing Western Governors U over the faculty role in its competency-based programs. The high-stakes audit is relevant to other colleges and forms of online learning.

January 13, 2016

Charlie Tyson reflects on the lessons of beauty and thought learned from rowing and from study of the humanities.

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