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.

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Archive

October 5, 2017

Coker College shakes things up by allowing interested professors to break out of the 50-minute routine.

October 3, 2017

Just because professors who teach online don't have to be physically on campus doesn't mean they shouldn't be, writes Penelope Adams Moon.

October 2, 2017

AAU wanted to improve science education beyond an instructor-by-instructor basis. Five years on, a major initiative piloted on eight campuses seems to be working.

September 22, 2017

Bruce Jackson’s approach to education can serve as an example for us all, write John Mateja and Arlene Lieberman.

September 18, 2017

Neither time or money should be wasted by requiring students to sit in large lecture halls, taking introductory-level courses from an arbitrarily-chosen bucket of courses, write Arthur "Tim" Garson Jr. and Robert C. Pianta. 

September 18, 2017

Proliferating course offerings can overwhelm and confuse students and make a college education seem like a box-checking exercise rather than a cohesive and comprehensive intellectual endeavor, argues Loni Bordoloi Pazich.

September 11, 2017

Lectures for one of Reed College’s signature learning experiences, a humanities course on the ancient Mediterranean, were canceled after protesters tried to interrupt the class to protest perceived Eurocentrism. What’s the future for courses grounded in ancient -- largely Western -- texts?

September 5, 2017

A year after instructor of the university’s largest course said it was fine for students to watch videos instead of coming to class, he changes his mind.

August 31, 2017

Study by British university finds the practice does little to eliminate achievement gaps.

August 29, 2017

Coding boot camps act as an auxiliary to a college education, not as an alternative, and they use advertising and intensive admissions processes to find students who succeed, write Quinn Burke, Louise Ann Lyon and James Bowring.

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