Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jan 21, 2021
University of Florida faculty members say a new way for students to report professors who take their scheduled in-person courses online adds insult to injury.
Nov 17, 2020
In his new book, James M. Lang argues that trying to end students' distraction is a losing proposition. Instead, instructors should focus on capturing students' attention -- that's a winnable strategy.

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

"STEM Teaching and Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest print-on-demand compilation of articles.

You may download a copy here, free.

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Blogs

Peaks and Valleys
October 29, 2020 - 3:00am

An instructor wonders: Which leaders from history will my students see as weak and strong?

Peaks and Valleys
September 17, 2020 - 3:00am

These are required elements of a COVID-19-era hybrid course, a president (and instructor) learns.

Peaks and Valleys
August 7, 2020 - 3:00am

Mining a lifetime of workplace experiences for the curriculum for a new course for the fall.

Archive

May 3, 2010

When Duke University's Cathy Davidson announced her grading plan for a seminar she would be offering this semester, she attracted attention nationwide. Some professors cheered, others tut-tutted, and others asked "Can she do that?"

Her plan? Turn over grading to the students in the course, and get out of the grading business herself.

April 26, 2010

For close to three decades, freshman year at Bard College has begun in early August with three weeks of intensive reading, writing and discussion intended to introduce students to the intellectual life of a liberal arts college.

April 19, 2010

When colleges and universities revamp curricular requirements, disciplines can become winners or losers. Those fields that are required (or that have many courses that meet requirements) enjoy assured enrollments. So when a college votes down a foreign language requirement, as faculty members did last year in the arts and sciences college of George Washington University, that can be a blow to those who teach languages.

April 15, 2010

Middlebury College has been known for years for immersion-based language instruction and liberal arts education. So when the college announced on Wednesday that it is partnering with a for-profit company to build an online language program aimed at middle- and high-school students, it raised some eyebrows.

April 14, 2010

Students who take too long to earn bachelor's degrees are the frustration of parents, college leaders and policy makers alike -- who see the six-year bachelor's degree (or longer) as being more expensive for all involved, and particularly wasteful when many campuses are bulging due to increased enrollments.

April 5, 2010

Is the “bundled” model of higher education outdated?

Some higher-ed futurists think so. Choosing the academic program at a single university, they say, is a relic of a time before online education made it possible for a student in Oregon to take courses at a university in Florida if she wants.

March 29, 2010

Douglas E. Hersh’s close crop of auburn hair and neatly trimmed goatee are clearly visible in an expandable window on my desktop. So are his light tweed blazer and matching tie. On a table behind his desk sits a purple orchid, lending color to his office -- 2,600 miles away from mine.

The technology that allows me to see Hersh’s face as he speaks to me is not new. But Hersh, dean of educational programs and technology at Santa Barbara City College, believes it may hold the key to solving an old problem that has plagued distance education since its beginnings: the retention gap.

March 22, 2010
Saint Michael's College thinks persuading its faculty to use free courseware from peer institutions could improve its liberal arts curriculum.
March 19, 2010
Composition association finds that colleges are just beginning to consider implications of shifting key part of the curriculum away from face-to-face instruction.
March 11, 2010
A year after politicians and pundits started talking about three-year degrees, more colleges are starting programs or considering them.

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