Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
May 22, 2018
Most institutions say they value teaching. But how they assess it tells a different story. University of Southern California has stopped using student evaluations of teaching in promotion decisions in favor of peer-review model. Oregon seeks to end quantitative evaluations of teaching for holistic model.
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.

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.

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Archive

December 21, 2017

Such learning is not only possible but also measurable, write Rebecca and Daniel Haggerty, who describe an approach that other institutions might consider adopting.

December 20, 2017

A departmental committee told a professor he had to teach Judith Butler in his class in the name of gender balance. He refused. As for Butler, she doesn’t want her work forced on him.

December 7, 2017

A professor is set to challenge his termination over sexual harassment next week as another across the country was placed on leave. On yet another campus, students celebrate the recent departure of a professor found to have committed misconduct.

December 5, 2017

Having a theory of how people learn would allow teachers to plan pedagogy more effectively and examine all factors relevant to learning, argue Stephen L. Chew and William J. Cerbin.

December 1, 2017

Scholars talk strategy, setbacks on teaching in a field that often aligns with progressive policy goals.

November 30, 2017

Major study by American Academy of Arts and Sciences seeks change in curriculum and assessment, commitment to funding public higher education, new ideas about the faculty role, and more.

November 21, 2017

At Middle East Studies Association conference, scholars take on thorny questions related to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in their teaching.

November 20, 2017

At National Women’s Studies Association annual gathering, scholar talks using trigger warnings and safe spaces as a way to engage men in feminist discourse.

November 16, 2017

Annual survey finds that students want to and increasingly are doing so, many times related to diversity.

November 15, 2017

As lawsuits mount over access to learning technologies for people with disabilities, universities consider banding together to share accessibility reviews of vendor products.

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