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Curriculum & Instruction

UMBC’s quiet revolution in teaching science is earning school extra credit

The academic pedigree of the University of Maryland Baltimore County doesn’t leap off the page, the Washington Post reports. …

For 2nd year, a sharp drop in law school entrance tests

Legal diplomas are apparently losing luster, reports the New York Times.…

Trying to assess learning gives colleges their own test anxiety

Eight years ago, leaders of the University of Texas set out to measure something few in higher education had thought to question—how much their students learn before graduation. An unsettling…

March Madness teams fight for higher graduation rates

The next few weeks will be dedicated to the American pastime of picking a bracket, watching hours-upon-hours of college basketball and then, perhaps, cashing in on bets placed on the…

Man who paid students to drop out of college to teach at Stanford

Peter Thiel, the superstar Silicon Valley investor, has famously dismissed university as a waste of time and money, and even offered students cash to drop out. But his views apparently…

Some teens start college work early via dual enrollment

Senioritis is said to sap the energy, dull the mind, and waste the time of high school students. But some teens have found a cure for the blahs: "Dual" or…

University president: ‘Blended learning’ could save money on remedial education

University president: ‘Blended learning’ could save money on remedial education

University of Charleston President Ed Welch admits sharing faculty through expanded digital capabilities is not a bedrock principle of a liberal arts education. But to provide enhanced learning opportunities and…

Professor Gaga? Lady Gaga teaches youth at the launch of the Born This Way Foundation

When I think Harvard I think of two things: education and Legally Blonde. I definitely do not think of Lady Gaga. So, when I was asked to attend her "Born…

Make room, Socrates, for Lady Gaga and Beyonce

Make room, Socrates, for Lady Gaga and Beyonce

In a music classroom on the quiet Catholic college campus, a group of students scribbled notes in the dark, their eyes intent on a 10-minute video. On the screen? Lady…

What’s the best college for video game design?

So you want to design the next Halo or Final Fantasy? Maybe the idea of having the same job as the main character of Grandma's Boy is your dream career,…

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