Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Apr 20, 2017
Is an eight-to-one student-faculty ratio one to be cherished or seen as a luxury few colleges can afford? Debate at Whitman illustrates the tensions.
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

"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

December 7, 2011

When classes of 100 are common, and it takes 500 to be considered "ultra-large," can instructors connect with students?

December 7, 2011

What, if anything, can a former hedge fund analyst and his motley crew of Silicon Valley number-crunchers teach higher education?

December 5, 2011

Enrollment growth in Middle Eastern language programs is slowing. For modern Hebrew, numbers are down.

 
November 18, 2011

Study suggests that private colleges with many such programs may pay a price in tuition and research revenues.

November 15, 2011

Central Michigan U. professor tries improving his presentations by taking them outside the classroom, then blowing them to pieces.

October 17, 2011

When public university leaders kill programs in crucial disciplines on the basis of low enrollments, they distort the responsibilities of professors and administrators, writes Rebecca Gould.

October 7, 2011

Dominican U. of California tries a four-course sequence to teach new students how we ended up where we are.

October 5, 2011
Citing demographic and pedagogic trends, growing number of colleges rename departments "world" or "modern" languages.
September 27, 2011

The way professors prefer to teach may not match the way students can gain the most, writes Robert J. Sternberg.

September 22, 2011

Brendan Boyle considers the fictions of summer reading programs.

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