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Taff, Derrick; Dvorak, Robert G.; Dawson, Chad P.; McCool, Stephen F.; Appel, Peter A. – Journal of Outdoor Recreation, Education, and Leadership, 2016
Over the past 50 years, an evolution has occurred in the instruction of wilderness professionals and practitioners within the higher education realm. The National Wilderness Conference, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, provided a timely opportunity to discuss the current and future role of higher education and wilderness…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Education, Outdoor Education, Educational History
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Fine, David J. – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2016
Students, staff, and faculty ought to engender a culture of civic action and ethical accountability enhanced by rigorous coursework, but this goal necessitates resources: administrators must invest in service-learning to reap its full benefits. Issues arise, however, when one considers this investment in light of the academy's corporatization. As…
Descriptors: College Students, Service Learning, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Arbaugh, Fran; Ball, Deborah Loewenberg; Grossman, Pam; Heller, Donald E.; Monk, David – Journal of Teacher Education, 2015
This article presents responses from four College of Education deans to a series of questions posed by the Penn State University "Journal of Teacher Education" (JTE) editorial team.
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Accreditation (Institutions), Preservice Teachers, Teacher Education Curriculum
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Collett, Stacy – Community College Journal, 2014
Building relationships is the essence of the community college. Higher education administrators learned long ago that building rapport with businesses, state and local government, and constituents is the best way to represent the interests of the community. But that does not make it easy. Board members come and go and the shifting dynamics of…
Descriptors: School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Stakeholders, Educational Change
Pulley, John – CURRENTS, 2013
The alumni relations profession has undergone profound changes in the past century. Alumni officers have responded to opportunities and threats presented by advancing technologies, shifting cultural norms, and unstable world economies. Innovations such as Facebook and smartphones have changed everything, and in a flat world, alumni relations…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Alumni Associations, Administrators
Ghubril, Saleem – Voices in Urban Education, 2013
The nonprofit community-based organization Pittsburgh Promise aims to help revitalize Pittsburgh and its public school system by offering college scholarships to any Pittsburgh Public School graduate who meets the academic requirements. Executive director Saleem Ghubril spoke with "Voices in Urban Education" guest editor Jacob Mishook…
Descriptors: Youth Opportunities, Youth Programs, Community Programs, Community Organizations
Trusteeship, 2012
Controversies over higher education governance are in the news these days. The most recent occurred this summer when several members of the board of the University of Virginia asked the president, Teresa A. Sullivan, to resign, only to be forced to reinstate her after protests from students, faculty, donors, alumni, and others. That situation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governance, Expertise, Power Structure
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Janson, Michael – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
This personal reflection, as a tribute to Joe Cytrynbaum, is a primer on the struggle in which he was involved, covering the general history of the movement and the local history at the University of Pennsylvania (Penn). Part I sketches the history of graduate employee unionization in the United States. Part II discusses the union movement at Penn…
Descriptors: Local History, Unions, Profiles, Social Justice
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Manekin, Sarah – History of Education Quarterly, 2010
In the fall of 2001, with posters, tote bags, speakers, and balloons, the University of Pennsylvania launched its celebration of "125 Years of Women at Penn." Exhibits illustrating the experiences of women students appeared around campus and on the Web, while banners trumpeting the contributions of Penn women waved from lightposts. The…
Descriptors: Females, Exhibits, Access to Education, Internet
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Cucchiara, Maia – Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, 2010
In fall 2001, the University of Pennsylvania opened a public elementary school a few blocks away from its West Philadelphia campus. With the opening of this school, Penn joined the list of colleges and universities that have recently gone into the business of operating elementary or secondary schools. In each situation, the university role differs…
Descriptors: Research Universities, Laboratory Schools, Educational History, College Preparation
Trusteeship, 2010
The challenges with which college and university boards must grapple promise to become only more complex in the coming years, placing ever-greater demands on the leaders of those boards. This article presents a conversation between Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) President Richard D. Legon and two AGB leaders who…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Governance, College Administration, Colleges
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Knight, Wanda B. – Studies in Art Education: A Journal of Issues and Research in Art Education, 2010
The "sink-or-swim" ideology is pervasive in the United States society. At research universities, for example, promotion and tenure are institutional waters in which faculty are forced to sink or swim with respect to publishing. Either they publish ("swim") or they perish ("sink"). In throwing faculty overboard,…
Descriptors: Teacher Promotion, Tenure, College Faculty, Publish or Perish Issue
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Achampong, Francis K. – Planning for Higher Education, 2010
Strategic planning is critical to ensuring that institutions of higher education thoughtfully and systematically position themselves to accomplish their mission, vision, and strategic goals, particularly when these institutions face a myriad of risks that can negatively impact their continued financial viability and compromise their ability to…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Risk Management, Holistic Approach, Integrated Activities