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Skipper, Tracy L., Ed. – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2017
The responsibility for college success has historically rested with the student, but since the 1980s, educators have taken increasing ownership of this, designing structures that increase the likelihood of learning, success, and retention. These efforts have included a variety of initiatives--first year seminars, learning communities,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Academic Achievement, First Year Seminars, Undergraduate Students
National Academies Press, 2016
U.S. strength in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines has formed the basis of innovations, technologies, and industries that have spurred the nation's economic growth throughout the last 150 years. Universities are essential to the creation and transfer of new knowledge that drives innovation. This knowledge moves…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Labor Force Development, Change Strategies, Best Practices
Frost, Linda, Ed.; Kay, Lisa W., Ed.; Poe, Rachael, Ed. – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2015
Honors administrators spend much of their time explaining and describing what honors is and does. When they talk about what honors looks like nationally, they should have answers to the following important questions: How pervasive is the model of separate honors facilities?; How pervasive are the legendary closets that honors programs have so…
Descriptors: Honors Curriculum, College Housing, Educational Facilities, Dormitories
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Keengwe, Jared, Ed.; Onchwari, Grace, Ed. – IGI Global, 2014
As the American immigrant population continues to expand, immigrant children and children of immigrants are entering the public school system. To be most effective, new teaching pedagogies must take cultural diversity into account. "Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners" explores some of the…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Children, Public Schools, Cultural Differences
DeVitis, Joseph L., Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2013
Mark Van Doren, the noted literary scholar, once remarked, "The college is meaningless without a curriculum, but it is more so when it has one that is meaningless." Many current critics of undergraduate curricula in America assent to the crucial need for programmatic renewal in our colleges and universities. They bemoan the cookie-cutter…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, General Education
Hickey, M. Gail, Ed.; Lanahan, Brian K., Ed. – Peter Lang New York, 2012
"Even the Janitor Is White" addresses challenges faced by teacher educators who are committed to diversity education. The chapters in this volume invite readers to reflect on their own practice as teacher educators as well as consider ways in which that practice might be improved. More than forty percent of students in U.S. schools are…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Education Majors
Trower, Cathy Ann – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Landing a tenure-track position is no easy task. Achieving tenure is even more difficult. Under what policies and practices do faculty find greater clarity about tenure and experience higher levels of job satisfaction? And what makes an institution a great place to work? In 2005-2006, the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Higher Education, Collegiality, College Faculty
MacTaggart, Terrence – Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, 2011
In a time of transformation in higher education, "Leading Change: How Boards and Presidents Build Exceptional Institutions" fills a significant void in leadership literature and focuses on the changing level of board engagement. This book examines 18 institutions, across the spectrum of higher education, at which the board played a…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Governing Boards, Trustees, Higher Education
Evenbeck, Scott E.; Jackson, Barbara; Smith, Maggy; Ward, Dorothy – National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience and Students in Transition, 2010
Organizing for Student Success draws on data from more than 50 institutions to provide insight into how university colleges are organized, the initiatives they house, and the practices in place to ensure their effectiveness. Twenty case studies from 15 different campuses offer an in-depth understanding of institutional practice. Ultimately,…
Descriptors: Models, College Programs, Success, Institutional Characteristics
Sederberg, Peter C., Ed. – National Collegiate Honors Council, 2009
One enduring, and perhaps endearing, characteristic of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) is its commitment to pluralism. NCHC recognizes that excellent honors educational opportunities can be cultivated across the diverse settings of American higher education from two-year community colleges through large, comprehensive research…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Honors Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Surveys
Garland, James C. – University of Chicago Press, 2009
America's public universities educate 80% of our nation's college students. But in the wake of rising demands on state treasuries, changing demographics, growing income inequality, and legislative indifference, many of these institutions have fallen into decline. Tuition costs have skyrocketed, class sizes have gone up, the number of courses…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Higher Education, State Universities, Legislators