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Taylor, Kari B.; Baker, Amanda R. – Journal of College Student Development, 2019
Scholars and practitioners alike often assume that discomfort is a necessary and productive aspect of the college experience. We used a range of theories grounded in the concept of dissonance to question these assumptions and critically analyze the role of discomfort in collegiate learning and development for today's diverse college student…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Development, Psychological Patterns, Role
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Pinochet, Jorge – Physics Education, 2019
Given the great interest that black holes arouse among non-specialists, it is important to analyse misconceptions related to them. According to the author, the most common misconceptions are that: (1) black holes are formed from stellar collapse; (2) they are very massive; (3) they are very dense; (4) their gravity absorbs everything; and (5) they…
Descriptors: Astronomy, Misconceptions, Physics, Secondary School Science
Akens, Cathy; Wright-Mair, Raquel; Stevenson, Joseph Martin – Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Ltd, 2019
The best value that readers will take from this book is the knowledge, skills, and wisdom offered by the editors and 26 chapter authors. The book covers a wide range of topics relevant to campus environments and serving increasingly diverse college student populations. The authors provide in-depth analysis of the needs of today's diverse…
Descriptors: College Students, College Environment, Student Personnel Services, Student Personnel Workers
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Adhikari, Soni – Journal of International Students, 2018
With the rapid increase in the number of international students from different academic backgrounds around the world, college and university teachers in the West find it harder to understand the many and complex reasons when these students plagiarize or use sources ineffectively. Reviewing relevant literature, I first make a pedagogical analysis…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Plagiarism, Cultural Differences, College Faculty
Hilliard, Tom; Bushway, Deb; Krauss, Stephanie; Anderson, Nate – Jobs for the Future, 2018
Competency-based education (CBE) is widely viewed as an innovative alternative to traditional higher education, yet most programs serve only a narrow slice of the postsecondary population. Few are intended for adults who need to boost basic skills in order to succeed in college coursework. However, if designed with the needs of a broader range of…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, College Students, College Readiness, College Preparation
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Horey, Dell; Fortune, Tracy; Nicolacopoulos, Toula; Kashima, Emiko; Mathisen, Bernice – Journal of Studies in International Education, 2018
Student attainment of capabilities associated with global citizenship remains a priority for higher education institutions. We report on a scoping review of empirical studies to explore how global citizenship is understood and enacted in higher education. The 29 included studies span the arts, psychology and social sciences, professional degrees,…
Descriptors: Global Education, Citizenship Education, Higher Education, College Students
Totterman, Henrik – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2018
International higher education is facing increasing competition and pressure from new market entrants, who are introducing disruptive models of delivering more affordable education on scale. Higher education is definitely more than ever at a crossroads in terms of securing its future existence, which is why it becomes essential for academic…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Benchmarking, Educational Strategies, Sustainability
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Volchok, Edward – Thought & Action, 2018
Right-to-work (RTW) laws neither provide opportunity for gainful employment nor a higher standard of living. In truth, by ending a union's ability to charge administrative fees to employees who benefit from their collectively bargained contract, these laws aim to weaken unions and silence workers. They are designed to help employers, not workers.…
Descriptors: Unions, College Faculty, Labor Legislation, Court Litigation
Casey, Katherine – iNACOL, 2018
This paper focuses on engaging and enabling educators to play new roles and take new leadership in the paradigm shift between traditional and competency-based education: a system of learning designed to ensure that all learners are prepared with the knowledge, skills and dispositions to be successful lifelong learners. The paper re-envisions…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Barriers, Alignment (Education), Teaching Methods