Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
May 14, 2018
A student's protest of an acting professor's comments about her "short shorts" sparks conversations about dress codes -- and whether it's ever OK for faculty members to comment on students' attire.
Kumar Yelamarthi, professor of electrical engineering at Central Michigan University, looks at circuit projects with his students
Apr 18, 2018
Engineering students in Michigan will troubleshoot circuits and then swap findings with students in Ireland to complete their projects.

Surveys

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

July 18, 2017

Thomas Doherty wonders if today’s atmosphere on college campuses encourages, or even tolerates, the kind of unsparing reprimand from a professor that might be needed for a student’s growth.

July 13, 2017

Article sets off debate on whether a roots genre from Appalachia risks its authenticity when colleges study and teach it.

July 10, 2017

University of Michigan adds an automated text-analysis tool to a growing program intended to give more students a chance to learn through writing.

July 6, 2017

Anthropologist offers explanation for why faculty members hesitate to adopt innovative teaching methods.

July 3, 2017

Without rigor and cohesive requirements, the liberal arts will eventually confront a future of irrelevance, argues Michael B. Poliakoff.

June 29, 2017

In the end, argues Christopher Leise, the questions should not have turned to “Who is right here?” but rather, “Who is white here?”

June 28, 2017

Books on social and racial issues get spotlight among freshman reading assignments. This year, one showing up on campus lists focuses on low-income and rural white people, J. D. Vance’s 2016 sociopolitical breakout, Hillbilly Elegy.

June 27, 2017

Carl Wieman makes an evidence-based plea for better science instruction in a new book on what might be his grandest experiment yet.

June 27, 2017

They can have unintended consequences, writes Donal O’Shea. And the trick is to find those that actually improve student learning.

June 27, 2017

Kathleen Fitzpatrick discusses evolution of her fields and a move back to a campus. She’s seen much progress for those who work outside traditional monographs, but also challenges.

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