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.


May 23, 2017

While most believe the contrary, some people understand that plagiarism is not necessarily deceitful or deserving censure, writes Jennifer A. Mott-Smith.

May 18, 2017

W. Russell Neuman explores the impact of undergraduate foreign language requirements and finds that they seem to have little to no meaningful effect on students’ proficiency.

May 18, 2017

Deb S. Reisinger makes the case that intercultural perspectives can and should inform the teaching of academic content in many disciplines, making language study not only relevant but even indispensable.

May 12, 2017

The university brings its active-learning initiative to regional campuses, seeking to boost student engagement.

May 11, 2017

Why would we expect, ask John C. and Christine K. Cavanaugh, that students who have come of age surrounded by people who largely look and think as they do will be highly skilled at handling disagreeable situations?

May 8, 2017

Such a class can provide a model for constructive, fact-based public discourse and stand as a model of principled resistance in a “fake news” era, argues John Duffy.

May 1, 2017

If you are a faculty member who is not in math, know that what's happening in many math departments can be directly hurting your own department and possibly your teaching preferences -- as well as the students themselves, writes Alexandra W. Logue.

April 28, 2017

Paraphrasing tools, freely available online, can fool plagiarism detection software, study finds.

April 26, 2017

Collapse of undergraduate curricular reform at Duke illustrates the difficulty of building consensus on just what students need to learn.

April 20, 2017

Is an eight-to-one student-faculty ratio one to be cherished or seen as a luxury few colleges can afford? Debate at Whitman illustrates the tensions.


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