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Camou, Michelle; Patton, Wendy – Policy Matters Ohio, 2012
Prosperous regions are educated regions. Ohio's relatively low share of residents with college degrees has concerned one governor after the other and proposals for managing Ohio's university system have differed substantially. The Kasich administration's higher education proposal, the "Enterprise University Plan for Ohio," is based on…
Descriptors: State Regulation, Educational Change, Politics of Education, Educational Policy
Rogers Poliakoff, Anne; Dailey, Caitlin Rose; White, Robin – Academy for Educational Development, 2011
The purpose of this report is to document evidence of institutional change in teacher preparation among universities participating in the Teachers for a New Era (TNE) Learning Network. The report is based upon a cross-case analysis of individual case studies of nine universities, conducted by Academy for Educational Development (AED) researchers.…
Descriptors: Evidence, Educational Development, Colleges, Organizational Change
Chingos, Matthew; McPherson, Michael – Forum for the Future of Higher Education, 2011
A large majority of full-time students pursuing bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges and universities in the United States attend public universities. The struggle, therefore, to improve educational attainment and reduce the marked disparities in outcomes that lead to greater inequalities of all kinds will take place mainly within our nation's…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Attainment, Educational Change, Federal Government
Conklin, Kristin – National Governors Association, 2011
The U.S. spends twice as much as the average industrialized country on higher education, but continues to slide relative to other nations in the percentage of young adults with an associate degree or higher. Despite recent reductions in state aid to higher education, state taxpayers continue to be the largest single source of unrestricted funds…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Attainment, Paying for College
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Enciso, Patricia; Cushman, Camille; Edmiston, Brian; Post, Robin; Berring, Danielle – Research in Drama Education, 2011
Ensemble-building is a practice within drama education that is understood to be a powerful metaphor for democratic living. However, this ongoing work in classrooms also demands that teachers understand and enact a broad, interrelated range of knowledge, skills, and values that support participants' encounters with conflict and representations of…
Descriptors: African American Students, Theater Arts, Urban Culture, Educational Change
OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2011
The future of Greece's well-being will depend on improving educational performance to boost productivity and improve social outcomes. In the current economic context, with the need to get best value for spending, Greece must and can address inefficiencies in its education system. The challenges are significant. For example, Greece lags behind many…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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
Oliver, Shawn L.; Hyun, Eunsook – Journal of Case Studies in Education, 2011
This case study explored the phenomenon of a four-year collaborative curriculum review process between administration and faculty at a higher education institution. Two research questions from a higher education administrator's perspective were explored: How did the curriculum review team experience the comprehensive curriculum review process? How…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Curriculum, Interviews
Offenstein, Jeremy; Shulock, Nancy – Jobs for the Future, 2010
As educators, government officials, and foundations leaders have embraced the agenda of dramatically increasing college success and credential completion, they have come to understand the need for better data on student outcomes to guide the improvement efforts of institutions, systems, and states. The data on degree completion and other final…
Descriptors: Credits, Accountability, Higher Education, Educational Objectives
Garland, James C. – CURRENTS, 2010
As president of Miami University of Ohio from 1996 until 2006, James C. Garland redefined the public institution as a "semi-private" university by implementing the same tuition for both in-state and out-of-state students. Students from Ohio with need received large scholarships--but those who could afford to pay more did so. The reform,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Scholarships, Tuition
Sawchuk, Stephen – Education Week, 2010
With conversations about the best ways to evaluate teacher performance proliferating across the nation, preservice preparation could be the next stop on the teacher-quality continuum to receive a similarly high level of scrutiny. New models for preparing teachers, such as the yearlong apprenticeship or "residency" model, have received…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Evaluation, Teacher Education, Models
Stuart, Reginald – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
When higher education professionals talk of states that put support for higher education high on the list of priorities, only lately has Ohio been able to include itself among the ranks of new movers and shakers. The Buckeye State, which boasts one of the nation's largest systems of public higher education, is embarking upon a new chapter in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quarter System, Public Colleges, Educational Quality
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
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