The latest push to improve mathematics courses seeks to transform them from a gatekeeper to a gateway.
As the nation focuses on producing more scientists, new courses seek to make the disciplines more accessible and rigorous for everybody else.
Breadth requirements, often loathed as annoyances, get retooled to be more coherent, interconnected, and appealing.
For a long time, disciplinary content was king. Now just about everyone agrees that students should learn skills like critical thinking. What's trickier is how.
Today’s minefield of political and social issues requires even the most experienced educators to step carefully.
Recent events have inspired faculty members not only to talk about race in class but also to show students how to respond to hate groups.
How much can a half-semester course shift a lifetime of experience?
A University of Georgia professor’s offer to change students’ grades upon request raises intriguing questions.
The classroom: a black box at the core of the traditional college education. Now scholars are investigating just what goes into good teaching.
Thirteen states are using a common tool to evaluate how well their students write, calculate, and think. Can this effort paint an accurate portrait of academic quality?
Many academics are drawn to the philosophy’s reputation as a fount of innovation. But can colleges really get on board with “a bias to action”?
To help students learn, one university tries to make teaching transparent.
Experiential-learning opportunities help students apply the classroom to the real world, but many of them don't get the chance.
Sleek, high-tech, and pricey classrooms are cropping up on campuses across the country. Some of the spaces might help students learn, but it’s for a surprising reason.
How Eric Mazur came to realize that the traditional classroom lecture had to go.