Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Sep 12, 2019
A program on civic virtue at UNC-Chapel Hill is raising concerns about secrecy and funding.
Oct 02, 2019
Purdue University will launch three under-$25,000 online master's degrees in engineering on the edX platform.

Surveys

Jan. 23, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2019 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. 21, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was made possible in part with support from Wiley, Oracle, Phi Kappa Phi and Gallup.

Booklets

"Teaching in a Digital Age" is Inside Higher Ed's new compilation of articles. This print-on-demand booklet is available for download here.

On Wednesday, May 22, at 2 p.m. ET, Inside Higher Ed's editors will lead a free webcast to discuss the themes of the booklet. Please click here to register.

The compendium was made possible in part by the advertising support of D2L.

Archive

September 10, 2010
California's community colleges toughen graduation requirements. Some see changes as overdue; others fear standards are too high.
September 7, 2010
While many professors still distrust the popular encyclopedia, some have joined a new effort in which they will work with students to improve entries.
August 20, 2010
A Texas Tech professor replaces traditional textbooks with a cartoon story -- and finds that students respond.
August 19, 2010
Georgia Gwinnett has boosted retention by giving its faculty smartphones and encouraging students to call them.
August 6, 2010

In an effort to improve its disappointing retention rates, Portland State University will increase its team of academic advisers from 10 to 24 this fall. The move follows a decision to make advising a mandatory element of the incoming class’ college experience.

August 2, 2010

CHICAGO -- Like many advocacy groups, higher education associations are notoriously self-referential (if not self-reverential). They're quick to promote the good work of their own members, but are typically loath to draw attention to institutions with which they compete.

July 23, 2010

Timothy A. Bennett strives toward a new vision for the foreign language department. “You can think of a university as a little continent full of different kingdoms,” said Bennett, chair of the foreign languages and literatures department at Wittenberg University, a Lutheran liberal arts college in Ohio. “I’d prefer that language departments suffused the curriculum rather than just be another kingdom among many kingdoms.”

July 19, 2010

WASHINGTON -- The future of Advanced Placement is changing, and the College Board is taking steps to ensure that AP classes more accurately reflect colleges' first-year curriculums and better prepare high school students to succeed in them and in further college work.

At the AP Annual Conference last weekend, College Board Vice President Trevor Packer, who is responsible for the AP program, talked to an audience of about 50 school officials about AP and about impending changes to the program.

July 19, 2010

ORLANDO — When advocates for students with disabilities asked Stephen Rehberg, an associate academic professional at Georgia Tech’s Center of Enhanced Teaching and Learning, to help create workshops to teach science and technology faculty members how better to accommodate disabled students, Rehberg’s answer was simple: “No.”

July 8, 2010

In his first year as an assistant professor in the University of Iowa’s archaeology department, Matthew E. Hill made a move that many other junior faculty would’ve considered risky: he said he wanted to teach an undergraduate seminar on animals and culture.

“When I first proposed the course, I thought I would get a more negative response – ‘Oh, it’s fluffy’ -- and I still worry about some of my colleagues having that attitude,” he says. “But my chair and other people have been supportive, interested.”

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