Risky Teaching examines the role of risk and uncertainty in teaching and learning in higher education. Discussing the current landscape of higher education and the challenges and opportunities we face, this book synthesizes a range of evidence-based and high-impact practices both in and out of the classroom, offering practical strategies and thought-provoking ideas on educational innovation for students and faculty.

Covering topics such as taking risks inside the classroom, innovative teaching methods outside the classroom, rethinking assessment, and sustaining creativity as we grow in our careers, this practical resource is for faculty and instructors to work within and through uncertainty. The book also explores the inward challenges and opportunities associated with risky teaching and how institutional leaders can encourage productive risk-taking throughout the organization.

This important text is for faculty and instructors in higher education who want to help their students thrive in a complex, unscripted, and disruptive world.

part Part One|74 pages

Our Uncertain World

chapter Chapter 1|13 pages


chapter Chapter 2|20 pages

Uncertainty in Higher Education

chapter Chapter 3|21 pages

Students and Uncertainty

chapter Chapter 4|18 pages

Faculty and Uncertainty

part Part Two|74 pages

Teaching Through Uncertainty

chapter Chapter 5|20 pages

The Uncertain Classroom

chapter Chapter 6|17 pages

Uncertainty Beyond the Classroom

chapter Chapter 7|19 pages

Assessing Uncertainty

chapter Chapter 8|16 pages

Leadership and Uncertainty