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Peterkin, Caitlin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
With goals of fostering an intellectual atmosphere, building relationships, and increasing students' involvement on campus--and, ultimately, their rates of retention--universities around the country, including Elon, Michigan State, and Southern Methodist, are looking to residence life. House systems, residential neighborhoods, and living-learning…
Descriptors: College Environment, College Housing, Academic Persistence, Intellectual Development
McMurtrie, Beth; Farrar, Lara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
American-style summer programs in China, catering to Chinese-born students, have taken American universities by surprise. They are yet one more player in the complex and often opaque Chinese education industry, an industry in which American colleges are finding themselves increasingly entwined. These programs have become a booming enterprise,…
Descriptors: College Credits, Summer Programs, Foreign Countries, Industry
Hockenos, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Rarely do political scandal and academe collide so publicly as they have now, in Europe. In February, Germany's education minister stepped down after Heinrich Heine University, in Dusseldorf, revoked her doctorate because her thesis lifted passages from other sources without proper attribution. Her departure came after scandals over plagiarized…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
Sandoval, Timothy – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
As colleges and lawmakers seek better data about the employment success of graduates, a lack of standardized tracking makes much of the information unreliable. Many colleges release placement rates based on scant information: More than a third of colleges' reported rates in 2010 were based on responses from half of their graduates or fewer,…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Expertise, Law Schools, College Graduates
Dougherty, Peter J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The modern world's understanding of American university press has long been shaped by university-press books. American university-press books are good international advertisements for the universities whose logos grace their spines. The growth of transnational scholarship and the expansion of digital communications networks are converging in ways…
Descriptors: Faculty Publishing, University Presses, Universities, Advertising
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Universities and their inventors earned more than $1.8-billion from commercializing their academic research in the 2011 fiscal year, collecting royalties from new breeds of wheat, from a new drug for the treatment of HIV, and from longstanding arrangements over enduring products like Gatorade. Northwestern University earned the most of any…
Descriptors: Certification, Intellectual Property, Commercialization, Research and Development
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
Stratford, Michael – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Limiting access to some methods of suicide, a strategy known as means restriction, is gaining support among mental-health researchers. Some suicides can be prevented, the logic goes, if it is more challenging for an impulsive individual to harm himself. But on most campuses, that strategy has not taken hold. Instead, counseling and education tend…
Descriptors: Prevention, Suicide, Expertise, Conceptual Tempo
Burger, Edward – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
This past year, Baylor University created a program to reward some of its best teachers and challenge them to do something truly daring: teach their students how to think--not just how to think "about" course material, but rather how to think "through" the material. The idea is to help students learn how teachers, as…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Reading Materials, Creativity, Educational Research
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Economists in both India and China see signs of slackening economic activity, from currency fluctuations in India to a falloff in imports, electricity consumption, and real-estate sales in China. A weakening of the economies in the two countries could be worrisome news for American colleges, for which an uptick in full-paying foreign students has…
Descriptors: Universities, Colleges, Foreign Countries, Global Approach
Blumenstyk, Goldie – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The author reports on how Arizona State University (ASU) pursues transformation on a grand scale while embracing inclusiveness. Michael Crow, Arizona State University's president and idea man, is pushing the institution to innovate and still fulfill its mission to be inclusive. By itself, Arizona State University's transformation over the past…
Descriptors: Student Financial Aid, Grants, Outcomes of Education, Universities
Carey, Kevin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has invented or improved many world-changing things--radar, information theory, and synthetic self-replicating molecules, to name a few. Last month the university announced, to mild fanfare, an invention that could be similarly transformative, this time for higher education itself. It is called MITx.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Online Courses, Credentials
Pintak, Lawrence – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Students brave roadside bombs and Taliban threats while on class assignments. Professors are kidnapped and killed. Campus radio stations get regular visits from military intelligence. Welcome to journalism education in Pakistan's tribal areas. The region is off-limits to most outsiders, so students find themselves reporting for Pakistani and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Journalism Education, Radio, Universities
Lewington, Jennifer – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
At Canadian universities, business schools are light-years ahead of the rest of the campus in raising their global profile. Intensive foreign-student-recruitment efforts, friendly Canadian immigration rules, mandatory study-abroad requirements, and, in some cases, the option to pursue programs in multiple languages have combined to pack a punch in…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Administration Education, Student Recruitment, Foreign Countries
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
In lawsuits pending in federal courts in Boston and Chicago, Americans harmed by terrorist attacks linked to the Islamic Republic of Iran are asserting claim to artifacts they believe belong to that nation, in their quest to win more than $4-billion in damages. The institutions that hold the artifacts, which include Harvard University and the…
Descriptors: Global Education, Terrorism, Universities, Federal Courts
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