Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Sep 11, 2018
Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.
This image shows Drew McKevitt's explanatory syllabus for his upcoming flipped classroom approach to teaching intro to world history. The image is divided into two sections: "This Class is Weird. What's Going On Here?" and "So what does that mean for you?
Aug 08, 2018
An instructor's explanatory syllabus prompts a discussion of how students perceive new learning models, and how much they want to know about pedagogy before a class begins.

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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.

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Archive

May 24, 2011
Report finds wide gaps in earning power of different majors. Women and minorities cluster in programs that don't pay off.
May 24, 2011
Georgetown College in Kentucky will attempt what may well be a first: a postsecondary foreign language immersion option for its general education courses.
May 19, 2011

Steve Allred, a provost, reflects on having taught freshmen for the first time in his career.

May 19, 2011

Survey courses in "Western Civilization," once a common component of undergraduate curriculums, have almost disappeared as a requirement at many large private research universities and public flagships, according to a study released Wednesday by the National Association of Scholars.

May 13, 2011

When you hit an awkward or incorrect sentence in a student essay, writes Mark Longaker, remember the learning process.

May 12, 2011
To get students more engaged in texts, some professors hold marathon sessions where students read the books out loud.
May 9, 2011

Some states see the online, competency-based Western Governors U. as a way to boost college completion rates without increasing higher ed spending; some professors see it as a parasite, not a panacea.

April 25, 2011
To broaden language offerings amid massive budget cuts, Pennsylvania higher ed system says it will offer distance degrees in Arabic.
April 15, 2011

Showing students how to read critically and formulate research queries is part of the teaching function of college libraries. But how do you teach students to read critically that which has no text?

That is the challenge Frances May, an adjunct librarian at the University of North Texas, took on when she decided to adapt her library’s orientation program to meet what she sees as a growing demand for “visual literacy” among today’s college students.

April 11, 2011
Study of freshman research papers suggests students don't really understand the sources they cite.

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