Strategies postsecondary institutions can implement to improve teaching quality: Opinion


In a recent Inside Higher Ed article, Steven Mintz discusses strategies that postsecondary institutions can use to help their instructors improve their teaching quality. Mintz writes that this can be done by designing evaluations that examine mechanics, such as clarity, organization, engagement, and responsiveness; and course substance, which includes an analysis of course content level. However, it can be difficult to ensure that faculty introduce changes without incentives. The author suggests three solutions: Requiring faculty members to provide evidence of teaching improvement, identifying courses that impede student success and proactively addressing the issues in these classes, and creating a culture dedicated to teaching improvement.

Inside Higher Ed (Acct. Req.)