Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Oct 19, 2016
Advice from consultant, including that to limit courses with high failure rates, is unwelcome to Illinois State professors. But the university and the consultant say their focus is student success, not student smooth sailing.


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.


"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. 


April 17, 2012

Young academics are bringing Plato to the masses in the back of a Brooklyn bar, one 12-person seminar at a time.

April 13, 2012

In the most comprehensive review to date of automated essay grading software, U. of Akron researchers find little difference between grades of robot and human readers.

April 4, 2012

Connecticut lawmakers want to eliminate all non-credit remedial courses. While a compromise is likely to emerge, the state's approach is seen as visionary by some, foolish by others.

March 28, 2012

Westminster College's outgoing president looked back at his career using the same e-portfolio required of students. In the process, he learned more about himself.

March 26, 2012

Defiance College's leader opens his home every weeknight for students to read and do their homework.

March 22, 2012

Faculty groups at CUNY sue to fight general education requirements, saying graduation rate obsession will lead to weaker academic rigor.

March 21, 2012

Lasell College mandates that all faculty use basic features in the online learning platform, sparking discussion of traditional colleges, LMS usage and the "data revolution."

March 16, 2012

The University of Virginia hopes a new program brings more interdepartmental collaboration -- and fewer specialized centers -- to campus.

March 15, 2012

A University of Chicago sentence-making website celebrates academic writing, and might prompt a chuckle.

March 15, 2012

British government's major investment in initiative to improve university teaching failed to raise standards, a study finds.


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