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Nestor, Kevin – Academic Questions, 2011
Numerous surveys and studies show that the faculty and administrations of America's major public campuses are, politically, well to the left of the typical American. This would not be cause for concern if these political preferences were merely expressed by faculty and administrators in their private activities as citizens and had no significant…
Descriptors: Campuses, Public Colleges, Educational Administration, Trust (Psychology)
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Haubert, Lisa M.; Way, David; DePhilip, Robert; Tam, Marty; Bishop, Julie; Jones, Kenneth; Moffatt-Bruce, Susan D. – Anatomical Sciences Education, 2011
Despite extensive experience teaching residents, surgeons are an untapped resource for educating medical students. We hypothesized that by involving surgeons as teachers earlier in the medical school curriculum, medical students' interest in surgery will increase and their opinions of surgeons will improve. Five programs designed to involve…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Students, Medical Schools, Opinions
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Rodriguez, Victor M. – Academe, 2011
In 2010, in thirty states across the nation, students and faculty members protested for access to public education and against tuition and fee hikes. A common theme of the protests was the fear that rising tuition would effectively privatize public higher education, making it inaccessible to a broad segment of the nation's youth. These protests…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Collective Bargaining, Unions
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Aby, Steve – Academe, 2011
This article discusses the short- and long-term challenges of academic librarians in an increasingly hostile environment, and the ways in which these challenges reflect the broader struggles of faculty and professionals. What they are experiencing across the country--in the context of corporatization, the elimination of collective bargaining, and…
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, Governance, Librarians, College Faculty
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Clarke, James B.; Coyle, James R. – Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship, 2011
This article reports the results of a case study in which an experimental wiki knowledge base was designed, developed, and tested by the Brill Science Library at Miami University for an undergraduate engineering senior capstone project. The wiki knowledge base was created to determine if the science library could enhance the engineering literature…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Research Tools, Test Results, Research Libraries
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Bond, Vanessa L. – Contributions to Music Education, 2011
Dr. James R. Austin, Professor of Music Education and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, was the guest speaker for the 2011 Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) Research Committee's Graduate Research Forum held in conjunction with the annual OMEA Professional Development Conference. During his…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Research, Music Education, Educational Researchers
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Wasburn-Moses, L.; Wasburn, M. H.; Cole J. E. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2011
In academia, scholarship has long been privileged over teaching and service, which traditionally have been considered "women's work." In 1990, Boyer envisioned "the scholarship of teaching" as a way to legitimize teaching as a scholarly activity. The authors investigated whether Boyer's vision has been realized--specifically,…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Women Faculty, College Faculty, Scholarship
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Rhoades, Gary – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
In this article, the author addresses questions about the future of faculty unions, business models, and the academy by providing some current and historical context regarding the causes of and conflicts about faculty unions. He also reviews trends in college and university management over the past three decades, using California, Ohio, and…
Descriptors: Unions, College Faculty, Futures (of Society), Conflict
Calizo, Lee Scherer Hawthorne – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The purpose of this case study was to explore a model of leadership development for women faculty and staff in higher education. This study is significant because it explored the only identified campus-based program open to both faculty and staff. The campus-based Women's Institute for Leadership Development (WILD) program at the University of…
Descriptors: Females, Higher Education, Archives, College Faculty
Brown, David W., Ed.; Witte, Deborah, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2011
"Higher Education Exchange" publishes case studies, analyses, news, and ideas about efforts within higher education to develop more democratic societies. Contributors to this issue of the "Higher Education Exchange" examine whether institutions of higher learning are doing anything to increase the capacity of citizens to shape…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Humanities
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Shrimplin, Aaron K.; Revelle, Andy; Hurst, Susan; Messner, Kevin – College & Research Libraries, 2011
Q methodology was used to determine attitudes and opinions about e-books among a group of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at Miami University of Ohio. Oral interviews formed the basis for a collection of opinion statements concerning e-books versus print. These statements were then ranked by a second group of research participants.…
Descriptors: Q Methodology, College Faculty, Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Higgins, Vic – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Research has shown that academic misconduct is an issue of concern in most subject areas across both secondary and post-secondary education. However, variation in both investigators' research interests and definitions of the behaviors being investigated leave many unanswered questions regarding the seriousness and nature of the problem, as well as…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Cheating, Definitions, Integrity
Ball, Mary Isabelle – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This descriptive study investigated the levels of oral proficiency of candidates for initial PreK-12 teacher licensure in Spanish and French as reported by faculty and students in the teacher education programs at Ohio colleges and universities. The study was motivated by the adoption of the NCATE/ACTFL "Program standards for the preparation…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Second Language Learning, Oral Language, Interviews
McClusky de Swart, Sarah – ProQuest LLC, 2010
The purpose of this case study was to investigate the impact of a unique faculty development seminar program in teaching: the Learning Fellows Seminar at Case Western Reserve University, a large national research university, which used Experiential Learning Theory as its foundation. Adopting a case study methodology, the study addressed four…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, College Instruction, Seminars, Research Universities
Rochford, Joseph A.; O'Neill, Adrienne; Gelb, Adele; Ross, Kimberly J. – Stark Education Partnership, 2010
High school based dual credit (HSBDC) is a course offered through a collaborative agreement between an institution of higher education and a school district. A student may earn both high school and college credit in an HSBDC course taught by a high school teacher who qualifies to become a college adjunct on a high school campus. The growth of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Counties, School Districts
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