Postsecondary institutions should raise teaching standards to retain students: Opinion


In an article for Inside Higher Ed, Susan N Khan argues that postsecondary institutions should have higher standards for their instructors. Khan writes that while K-12 teachers are required to demonstrate their competence through gaining a license and passing standardized tests, faculty in higher education are rarely taught how to teach, design instructional material, or assess students’ learning. Khan argues that, since traditional institutions’ main advantage over online programs is the expertise of their faculty and staff, they should maximize this advantage by training faculty and staff to expertly transfer their knowledge. The author writes that this may help institutions counter the movement of students towards online programs and alternative education. Inside Higher Ed Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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