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.

Booklets

“Promoting Student Success” is Inside Higher Ed's new on-demand compilation of articles. You may download a copy free, here.

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Archive

August 28, 2017

We in higher education do a poor job helping students translate the specific content or knowledge gained in our classrooms into a tool that will help them thrive in life, writes Cathy N. Davidson.

August 24, 2017

Cathy Davidson’s new book is a manifesto on teaching students -- and institutions -- how to survive and thrive in the digital age.

August 22, 2017

Turn to any news outlet, and you will find a public opinion poll bearing a college or university affiliation, writes Mileah Kromer, but few people on campuses even know how survey labs function, let alone the benefits they provide.

August 21, 2017

Study finds that technology spending spurs gains in colleges’ outputs -- but they vary depending on the institution.

August 18, 2017

Professor found guilty of sexual harassment will return to San Jose State this month to teach trauma counseling. Students plan to protest.

August 15, 2017

Sociologists talk about teaching in the political now, with an emphasis on critical media literacy, ground rules for a discussion and an understanding that students see sociology classrooms as somewhere to try to make sense of current events.

August 14, 2017

Conservative websites publicized and mocked a syllabus offering to let students grade themselves. Syllabus was pulled. But professor says he never intended the statement as more than a way to start a conversation.

August 7, 2017

The system at too many colleges is stuck in a cycle of insisting that some work is lower value than other work, then using the fact that it abuses the people who do that work as proof of its low value, argues Seth Kahn.

August 1, 2017

Setting goals can help students do better academically, and shorter-term, tangible goals are most effective, paper finds.

August 1, 2017

A $20 million project from National U seeks to combine adaptive courseware, predictive analytics and competency-based learning with a goal of better serving adult students.

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