Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Mar 22, 2018
New study of faculty motivation for teaching says certain kinds of motivation -- intrinsic and believing that teaching is important -- are linked to use of best teaching practices, across institution types. Rewards and guilt appear to have no bearing on best practices.
Apr 12, 2017
The education and training of instructional designers is becoming more formalized as their role grows in importance at many institutions.  


Jan. 22, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2018 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, Feb. 22, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Watch the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was made possible in part with support from Jenzabar, Macmillan Learning, Portfolium, VitalSource and Wiley.


"Flipping the Classroom and Other Techniques to Improve Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new downloadable compilation of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines how instructors and institutions are experimenting with new approaches to student learning.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. EST, Inside Higher Ed's editors will lead a free webinar to discuss the booklet's themes. Register for the event here.

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


December 17, 2012

Michael Bugeja wants his students to come to class, but he has unusual rules to encourage them to do so.

December 11, 2012

A poem by Laurence Musgrove considers the state of student writing.

December 7, 2012

Michael Bérubé tells graduate school deans that the issues are complicated and interconnected.

December 7, 2012

New website creates digital badges for veterans, aiming to recognize military skills and training. Will it be the first badging experiment to catch on?

December 7, 2012

In the age of the MOOC and recorded lectures, some colleges are turning back to videoconferencing as a tool for distance education.

December 6, 2012

Wellesley's move to join edX and Wesleyan's entry into Coursera offer a chance to apply liberal arts college ideals to MOOCs, and potentially vice versa.

December 5, 2012

The Carnegie Foundation, which created the credit hour, considers a redesign so the standard could better fit with emerging approaches to higher education.

December 4, 2012

Stanford moves ahead with idea of making time to degree much shorter and reconsidering the nature of doctoral education.

December 3, 2012

Seeing strength in numbers, adjunct faculty from across the Washington, D.C. region hope to form a metropolitan union to fight for equity in pay, benefits and more.

December 3, 2012

Faculty members have more to learn than they might expect from those who work with the youngest students, writes David L. Kirp.


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