Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jan 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.

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.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics, in collaboration with Gallup.

On Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will share and analyze the findings and answer readers' questions in a free webinar. To register, please click here.

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

March 5, 2008
As several universities start new MacBook or iPhone giveaways to students, educational and marketing strategies are both in play.
March 5, 2008

New national data show that what has been a traumatic decade for computer science departments is finally starting to turn around. For the first time since 2000, the number of newly declared undergraduate majors at doctoral-granting computer science departments is up.

February 1, 2008

Many liberal arts colleges have long struggled to balance increasing emphases on professional preparation with a core curriculum. Business, in particular, has been blooming.

But not without significant discussions at administrative and faculty levels about what that business education should look like -- and not without some aversion to calling the final products "business" programs.

November 26, 2007
Holy Cross expands first-year living-learning program built around small seminars to the entire freshman class.
September 18, 2007
The days of coming in to see the professor aren't over, but some courses at traditional colleges are experimenting with virtual office hours and help in real time.
September 6, 2007
Pitzer College class is both dedicated to and cataloged on the video-sharing Web site.
June 25, 2007

College and university librarians got some unconventional advice Saturday: Play more video games.

At a packed session for academic librarians attending the annual meeting of the American Library Association, in Washington, the topic was how to help students who have learned many of their information gathering and analysis skills from video games apply that knowledge in the library. Speakers said that gaming skills are in many ways representative of a broader cultural divide between today's college students and the librarians who hope to teach them.

February 21, 2007
Foundation's embrace of Drake's unusual approach raises question: Are there better ways to learn Spanish than with a Spanish professor?
January 4, 2007
The California State University system is considering an aggressive tack in assessing students' competence.

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