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Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
For-profit colleges are some of the biggest critics of the federal graduation rate, arguing that it gives an inaccurate image of their institutions. They point out that the official calculation doesn't take into account the vast majority of the students who attend their institutions, most of whom are neither "first-time" nor "full-time." So major…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Criticism, Federal Government, Information Dissemination
Stratford, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
OMICS Publishing Group is an open-access publisher operating under an author-pays model. Unlike traditional journal subscriptions in which readers or institutions pay to read content, OMICS relies on its contributors for financial support. Although the author-pays model is not a new phenomenon in the realm of open access, its recent popularity has…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Periodicals, Financial Support, Graduate Students
Carlson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Many colleges have put off repairs and renovation since the recession. Now crumbling buildings, limited budgets, and mounting debt present an increasingly intractable problem. Sightlines, a consulting company that tracks and analyzes facilities issues at more than 300 colleges, shared some of its latest findings with "The Chronicle". The data…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Private Financial Support, School Maintenance, Colleges
Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
As free online courses draw students to star professors at prestigious colleges, Peer 2 Peer University asks whether instructors are needed at all. This article features Peer 2 Peer University, a three-year-old online institution where students learn together, at no charge, using materials found on the Web. The unusual institution, where anyone…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Open Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Discovery Learning
Patton, Stacey – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Stakeholders want to know whether the graduates remained in the states where they got their professional science master's (PSM) degree, what their job titles were, and the type of employers they were working for. Business leaders, governors, and university-system heads want to know if graduates are contributing to job creation and work-force…
Descriptors: Stakeholders, Graduates, Job Placement, Careers
Marshall, Ashley – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Few students are as frustrating to a teacher as those who are bright, literate, and interested--but who don't utter a word in class. The author was such a student herself. There are undoubtedly many reasons for muteness. For the author, the major factor was background. Shy students are not necessarily lazy or indifferent or hopeless. Most of the…
Descriptors: Student Participation, Learner Engagement, Personality Traits, Teacher Role
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Growing up in Westminster in northern Maryland, Ron Shriver, 29, used to pass by the stately brick buildings of the college that is now McDaniel College and wonder: What went on up there on that hill overlooking Main Street? What would it be like to go to a college like that? What would it be like to go to college at all? Nobody in Mr. Shriver's…
Descriptors: Federal Programs, Associate Degrees, Online Courses, Law Enforcement
Jenkins, Rob – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Facing a cutthroat academic job market, many doctoral students are now willing to explore the possibility of a community-college career. And they have many questions. In Part 1 of this series, the author focused on the hiring process at two-year colleges and answered some common questions like "Do I have to have a Ph.D. to teach in that sector?"…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduate Students, Labor Market, Doctoral Degrees
Perlmutter, David D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
If a person managed to finish his work--whether it was research, teaching, or service--on time and in the correct format, he would have a huge competitive advantage over many of his peers. Procrastination is not always bad: Sometimes the work one puts off doing is better left undone. And sometimes the best ideas just come late. But perennially…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Doctoral Programs, Tenure, Time Management
Perlmutter, David D. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Showing that one really "wants" the job entails more than just really wanting the job. An interview is part Broadway casting call, part intellectual dating game, part personality test, and part, well, job interview. When there are 300 applicants for a position, many of them will "fit" the required (and even the preferred) skills listed in the job…
Descriptors: Job Applicants, Employment Interviews, Communication Skills, Communication Strategies
McKinnon, Rachel – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
This article shares how the author explained her trans status to her students. Everyone has been extremely supportive of her decision to come out in class and to completely mask the male secondary-sex characteristics, especially in the workplace. The department chair and the faculty in general have been willing to do whatever they can to assist…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Human Body, Personal Narratives, Social Bias
Zingales, Luigi – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Economists may be biased in ways that are not apparent to many. A widely espoused theory in economics is that regulators' decisions often become biased in favor of the industries they regulate; to use economic jargon, they become "captured." Economic incentives encourage even the best-intentioned regulators to cater to the interests of the…
Descriptors: Economics, Professional Occupations, Professional Identity, Bias
Basken, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
A two-year Congressionally mandated assessment of financial threats to the nation's research universities ended on Thursday with the offer of a grand bargain: Cut costs and form more partnerships with communities and industry, and expect increased revenues and fewer regulations. A report on the study, coordinated by the National Research Council…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Industry, Costs, Graduation Rate
Berrett, Dan – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
No matter the college, a class in the principles of microeconomics is likely to cover the discipline's greatest hits. The author attends three economics courses at three colleges, and finds three very different approaches. In this article, the author discusses three colleges' different approaches that shape learning in Econ 101.
Descriptors: Economics Education, Microeconomics, Higher Education, Teaching Methods
Lang, James M. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Traditional college campuses need to capitalize more effectively on the facts that they are a physical presence within a natural environment; that their presence plays host to many people working and living together in myriad formal and informal communities; that those communities are driven by educational, philosophical, economic, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Physical Environment, Laboratories
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