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New, Jake – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Inside campus libraries and dormitory rooms, thousands of students connect to the Internet not only to study with online systems like Blackboard but also to watch movies and TV shows on Netflix. Computers, smartphones, wireless printers, tablets, iPods, Xboxes, handheld gaming systems, e-readers, smart TVs, Blu-ray players--students now bring an…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Computer Use, Information Technology
Dunn, Sydni – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Allison G. Armentrout, an adjunct instructor at Stark State College, does not get paid by the hour. She earns $4,600 to teach two English composition courses. But now she carefully tracks how many hours she works on an electronic time sheet. During a recent week, she spent three hours preparing for her lectures, close to six hours in the…
Descriptors: Grading, Writing Instruction, Health Insurance, Assignments
Carlson, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Shale-gas fracking is sure to bring all kinds of changes to Ohio. But what administrators and trustees at Ohio University are concerned about at the moment is who will control whether their land gets fracked. In years past, individual boards of trustees, for the most part, controlled the land at the state's colleges and universities. But a new law…
Descriptors: Trustees, Public Colleges, Fuels, Energy
Kelderman, Eric – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
For nearly four years, governors and state legislators have focused on little else in higher education but cutting budgets to deal with historic gaps in revenue. Now, with higher-education support at a 25-year low, lawmakers are considering some policy changes that have been off-limits in the past, such as consolidating campuses and eliminating…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Public Colleges, Budgeting
Wilson, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Life as an associate professor with tenure can be even more isolating and overwhelming than being an assistant professor on the tenure track. The path to achieving what amounts to higher education's golden ring is well marked and includes guidance from more-experienced peers. But once a professor earns tenure, that guidance disappears, the amount…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Tenure, Grants, College Faculty
Troop, Don – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
Western Michigan University is building an innovative program to make welcome those students who were raised in foster care and to help them earn their diplomas without having to shoplift or trespass over the holidays. Many of the students have comfortable apartments on the campus, and a hall was kept open over the holiday break for dorm residents…
Descriptors: Family Programs, Foster Care, Welfare Services, Welfare Recipients
Biemiller, Lawrence – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012
This article features Antioch College, an old campus with a new future. With no tuition, no accreditation, and a mostly empty campus, the college is making a slow and careful start. Reopening a college that had been shuttered for three years certainly qualifies--especially a college with a rich history that, at this point, is equal parts blessing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, College Administration, College Students
Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
California's lieutenant governor has proposed a fast-track medical school that would shave three years off the training needed to become a physician. It is not the first time such an idea has been offered. The proposal, for a hoped-for medical school at the University of California at Merced, struck some medical educators as both unrealistic and…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Medical Schools, Acceleration (Education), Educational Change
Masterson, Kathryn – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on Wittenberg University's different approach to reach alumni by sending three young graduates on a 2008 version of the classic college road trip. Armed with air mattresses, laptops, and a video camera, the three young graduates drive cross-country to help the university reconnect with alumni. Over three weeks, they would stop…
Descriptors: Photography, Videotape Recorders, College Graduates, Computers
Sacks, Howard L. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The town of Danville in Ohio was well known for its many turkey farms. Today there's barely a gobble to be heard around Danville, and the only talk of turkeys is at the annual Danville Turkey Festival, which has for decades celebrated the area's agricultural heritage. The local processing plant moved 200 miles north, into Michigan, in keeping with…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Rural Education, Agriculture, Food
Ashburn, Elyse – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Obamamania has swept across college campuses. Students, it seems, are out campaigning, registering people to vote, singing the Democrat's praises far and wide. This article reports that a new poll of college students in four battleground states--Colorado, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania--conducted by CBS News, UWIRE, and "The…
Descriptors: College Students, Elections, Political Candidates, Political Issues
Glenn, David – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Not later than this winter, the National Research Council plans to release its assessments of American doctoral programs. Due to its inability to wait for the results, Ohio State University took steps last year to review its doctoral programs. Of its 90 doctoral programs, the university found five programs tagged as "candidates for…
Descriptors: Doctoral Programs, Institutional Research, Curriculum Evaluation, State Colleges
Fischer, Karin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
When NetJets, a private aviation company, announced it would keep and expand its operational headquarters in Ohio, Richard T. Santulli, chairman and chief executive, didn't give credit to tax breaks or any of the other incentives states and cities typically use to woo or retain corporations. Instead, he said the critical factor was the state's…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Community Colleges, Public Colleges, Governing Boards
Masterson, Kathryn – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on a new and unusual tactic that Kent State University is trying to improve its status, retention rate, and fund raising--paying cash bonuses to faculty members if the university exceeds its goals in those areas. The bonuses are built into a contract, approved last month, that covers 864 full-time, tenure-track faculty members…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Rewards, Income, State Universities
Sander, Libby – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
After nearly three years of planning, Ohio's higher-education officials are finalizing an ambitious program to grant college credit for some technical courses offered at the state's adult-education centers. The program, called the Career-Technical Credit Transfer, is the latest in a string of state efforts to more closely link work-force training…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Engineering, Computer Networks, Faculty
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