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Palmadessa, Allison L. – Community College Review, 2017
Purpose: America's College Promise (ACP) is a legislative initiative introduced by President Obama to increase access to higher education, to build the economy, and to support his earlier American Graduation Initiative. This legislation has the potential to settle among the ranks of the most influential federal higher education aid and access…
Descriptors: Federal Aid, Higher Education, Access to Education, Educational Policy
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Clevenger, Samuel M.; Jette, Shannon – Sport, Education and Society, 2017
In 1866, military drill and instruction became part of the curriculum of Maryland Agricultural College as a result of the passage of the Morrill Act of 1862, a law setting the terms for the establishment of agricultural colleges across the USA. The introduction of military instruction meant a direct inclusion of physically active coursework that…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Educational History, Physical Activities, Agricultural Colleges
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Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Bruns, Karen; Sonka, Steven T.; Furco, Andrew; Swanson, Louis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2016
In this commentary, the authors reflect on their 2012 article, "The Centrality of Engagement in Higher Education" (EJ1001357) reprinted in this 20th anniversary issue of "Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement." In their original article, they argued that for higher education to contribute meaningfully to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scholarship, School Community Relationship, Social Change
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Benson, Michael T.; Boyd, Hal R. – Thought & Action, 2015
The modern university has been called, "a series of separate schools and departments held together by a central heating system," and, in a play on this line, "a series of individual faculty entrepreneurs held together by a common grievance over parking." Whether parking, heating, or, more probable today, WiFi, these…
Descriptors: Universities, Higher Education, Public Officials, Educational Attitudes
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Gupton, Jarrett T.; Sullivan, Amanda L.; Johnston-Goodstar, Katie – International Journal of Educational Reform, 2014
University-community engagement is increasingly emphasized at institutions throughout the United States, yet there remains concern and confusion about how to conceptualize community engagement to provide benefits for both the university and the public. This article summarizes the history of community engagement and describes dominant paradigms of…
Descriptors: College Role, Outreach Programs, School Community Relationship, School Community Programs
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Brown, M. Christopher, II – Journal of Negro Education, 2013
Historically Black colleges and universities are a unique institutional cohort in American higher education. These colleges have been celebrated for their achievements and critiqued for their composition at differing points during their collective history. This article addresses contemporary ebbs and flows of their relevance and reputation in the…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Institutional Characteristics, Educational Change, Institutional Mission
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Chekwa, Charles; Thomas, Eugene, Jr.; Jones, Valerie James – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
Crime and violence on college and university campuses have found their way into the media spotlight. As a result, criminal and violent acts have become issues that warrant research. We discuss literature focused on the potential contributing factors that may lead to violent behavior. Additionally, we review legislation intended to protect students…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Attitudes, School Safety, Crime
US Department of the Treasury, 2012
This report discusses the current state of higher education, with a brief high-level overview of the market and a more detailed discussion and analysis of the financial aid system. It also discusses the important changes President Obama has made to make higher education more accessible and affordable. The key findings are: (1) The economic returns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research Reports, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
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Horne, Julia; Sherington, Geoffrey – Paedagogica Historica: International Journal of the History of Education, 2010
This article introduces the notion of the "educational franchise" of Australia's public universities established in the mid-nineteenth century. In his recently published study of the public university and social access in the United States, John Aubrey Douglass suggests that from the mid-nineteenth century a social contract was formed…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Class, Social Stratification, Gender Issues
Hodge, Trevor V.; Pickron, Carlton – Black Issues in Higher Education, 2004
In spite of the growing body of political and intellectual rhetoric regarding student success in the academy, the need has never been greater to redefine where the burden of responsibility lies to ensure such success. For the past 10 years, politicians, educators, policymakers and all the essential stakeholders in higher education have heralded…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Minority Groups, Graduation Rate, Dropout Rate