Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Sep 11, 2017
Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature learning experiences, a humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean, were canceled after protesters tried to interrupt the class to protest perceived Eurocentrism. What’s the future for courses grounded in ancient -- largely Western -- texts?
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

"New Directions in Online Education" is a new compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed.

The print-on-demand booklet can be downloaded here, free.

Inside Higher Ed’s editors will conduct a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, Sept. 7, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Click here to register.

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

Archive

February 9, 2017

This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Yermie Cohen, co-founder and CEO of Memorang, a free digital study tool for students.

February 6, 2017

At a time when some colleges have eliminated the discipline, a historically black college is restoring the major.

February 1, 2017

Colleges and universities must be open to concerns and points of view from across the ideological spectrum, writes Michael Roth.

January 30, 2017

Reinhardt University launches program to train students in soft skills such as conflict management and strategic listening -- while preserving liberal arts mission.

January 27, 2017

Educators deliberate how to promote liberal education and push back on attacks on academe -- in part by being more open about areas in which higher education has been weak.

January 27, 2017

Two Northwestern University researchers found that skilled scholars do not come at the expense of quality instructors, or vice versa. 

January 26, 2017

Faculty members at a wide range of institutions are finding they can have a powerful impact by organizing curriculum -- not just individual courses -- to support students’ learning and success, write Loni Bordoloi Pazich, Roosevelt Montas and Steve Mintz.

January 24, 2017

Study finds variation in the way students are evaluated -- and tougher grades appear to be closer to what they should be. But not necessary due to grade inflation alone.

January 23, 2017

Pitt’s arts and sciences faculty is divided over a proposal to eliminate a high school study exemption from foreign language requirement. Some say high school seat time is poor measure of proficiency, while others fear forcing too many students into language courses.

January 18, 2017

Arizona lawmakers' failed proposed ban on “divisive” college courses signals new criticism of white studies. Similar courses -- though common -- have become controversial elsewhere. Those who teach them say the classes are being distorted.

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