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 28, 2009
Researchers at Carnegie Mellon have developed an online learning environment that could make lecture halls -- if not professors -- obsolete.
December 21, 2009
Religion displaces culture as top theme of interest to historians, especially those early in their careers. Military and political subjects also see gains, while social history continues long drop.
December 15, 2009
Whether it's Putin or Pushkin, student interest is sending language enrollments to levels unheard of since the Cold War.
December 7, 2009
Can learning how to teach online make professors better teachers in the classroom?
November 11, 2009
City College of New York ditches general writing courses for weightier discipline-specific writing courses team taught by upper-level professors and writing instructors.
August 3, 2009
Duke's Cathy Davidson, calling the current process "meaningless" and "superficial," decides to turn evaluations over to her students.
May 7, 2009
Purchase of rival that was making inroads in course management systems shakes up the market. Can the industry leader learn from the up-and-comer?
March 11, 2009
California community college plans certificate curriculum combining traditional Great Books approach with electronic delivery.
March 11, 2009
With implications for how undergraduates write, and cite, Modern Language Association releases revised handbook for preparing research papers.
February 20, 2009

Catholic University of America may soon have a new freshman curriculum, which some critics say amounts to a new commandment: Thou Shalt Read Homer.


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