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Sidarous, Natalie – California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2011
In December 2010, the California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) staff surveyed public universities in other states to learn how they have dealt with cuts in state funding. All of the institutions CPEC surveyed have increased tuition and or fees at least once in the last two fiscal years, and many project additional increases. All have…
Descriptors: State Universities, Educational Finance, School Surveys, Comparative Analysis
Jones, Jessika – California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2011
This is a summary of a presentation to the Assembly Higher Education Committee on college fee and total cost comparisons of California public universities with comparator universities in other states. This summary also includes grant award estimates and net cost of college by family income.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Colleges, Universities, Family Income
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Peer, Kimberly S.; Schlabach, Gretchen A. – Athletic Training Education Journal, 2011
Context: Athletic training education programs (ATEPs) promote the development of foundational behaviors of professional practice. Situated in the context of professional values, ATEPs are challenged to identify outcome measures for these behaviors. These values are tacitly reflected as part of the hidden curriculum. Objective: To ascertain the…
Descriptors: Caring, College Athletics, Physical Activities, Hidden Curriculum
Samuels, Christina A. – Education Week, 2011
If big-city districts are looking to close budget gaps, shuttering schools may not be the best strategy. Closing schools does not save very much money in the context of an urban district's budget, and selling or leasing surplus school buildings tends to be difficult because they're often old and in struggling neighborhoods, a recent report from a…
Descriptors: School Closing, Educational Finance, School Districts, Urban Schools
Schaffhauser, Dian – Campus Technology, 2011
Air-traffic controller might be a relaxing second career for anyone who's coordinated IT operations at a large research university. Just ask administrators at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. As at most big universities, IT operations on the academic side are decentralized on a major scale. When a faculty member in one of Michigan's 19…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Faculty, College Administration, Efficiency
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Barnett, George A.; Feeley, Thomas Hugh – Communication Education, 2011
The current analysis examines the relationship between measures (R-scores, S-scores, faculty productivity) utilized in the recently published National Research Council NRC report and communication doctoral programs' centrality in the faculty-hiring network. Correlations among the network indicators and the NRC ratings were generally moderate and…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Communications, Program Evaluation, Scaling
Mwase, Gloria; Keniry, Julian – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
With support from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation and the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and Jobs for the Future (JFF) formed the Greenforce Initiative--a two-year venture that will work with community colleges across the nation to strengthen their capacity to implement or refine quality pathways…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Community Colleges, Conservation (Environment), Sustainable Development
Supiano, Beckie – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
Education leaders have long worried that many high school students don't get adequate help in choosing a college. Nationwide, there is an average of one full-time guidance counselor per 315 public high school students, according to a 2003 report by the National Center for Education Statistics. And counselors don't necessarily spend much time…
Descriptors: High School Students, College Bound Students, College Graduates, Admissions Counseling
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Maisto, Maria; Street, Steve – Liberal Education, 2011
Much has been written about higher education's increasing reliance on contingent academic labor over the last few decades. The narrative, which includes differing accounts of what, or who, is most to blame, has been well rehearsed: the increase came in slow and steady waves tied to significant political and economic events, including postwar…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Integrity, College Faculty
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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
US Department of Education, 2011
This report presents the deliberations of the Midwest Regional Advisory Committee (MW RAC), one of 10 RACs established under the Educational Technical Assistance Act of 2002 (20 U.S.C. sections 9601 et. seq.) to assess the educational needs of the region. The committee's report outlines the educational needs across the seven states of Illinois,…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Technical Assistance, Educational Needs, Federal Legislation
Dogan, Enis; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Lewis, Sharon; Simon, Candace; Uzzell, Renata; Horwitz, Amanda; Casserly, Michael – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
In this study, the authors examined the academic performance of 18 urban districts that participated in the 2009 Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) of the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). The districts participated in grade 4 and grade 8 reading and mathematics assessments. Eleven of these districts also participated in the…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, National Competency Tests
Casserly, Michael; Price-Baugh, Ricki; Corcoran, Amanda; Lewis, Sharon; Uzzell, Renata; Simon, Candace; Heppen, Jessica; Leinwand, Steve; Salinger, Terry; de Mello, Victor Bandeira; Dogan, Enis; Novotny, Laura – Council of the Great City Schools, 2011
This report summarizes preliminary and exploratory research conducted by the Council of the Great City Schools and the American Institutes for Research on urban school systems participating in the Trial Urban District Assessment (TUDA) of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The study is one of the first large-scale analyses…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, School Districts, Public Schools, National Competency Tests
Johnson, Jean – Public Agenda, 2011
The rationale for taking bold action on the nation's persistently failing schools can be summed up in one dramatic and disturbing statistic: half of the young Americans who drop out of high school attend just 12 percent of the nation's schools. Ending the cycle of failure at schools is a daunting challenge and a surprisingly controversial one.…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Communications, Principals, Educational Quality
Carnegie Corporation of New York, 2011
Our nation's educational system has scored many extraordinary successes in raising the level of reading and writing skills in younger children. Yet the pace of literacy improvement in our schools has not kept up with the accelerating demands of the global knowledge economy. In state after state, the testing data mandated by No Child Left Behind…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Literacy, Best Practices, Reading Achievement
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