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Latino, Jennifer A.; Unite, Catherine M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2012
Peer influence in academic settings can have significant positive effects on student learners. Examples of peer support of academic endeavors, most notably tutoring, date back to the colonial period of U.S. higher education and persist today. However, over the years, peer education has evolved from being a marginal endeavor in which academic…
Descriptors: Seminars, At Risk Students, Program Effectiveness, Academic Advising
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Hatton, Barbara R. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
As America moves toward the ideals of its founding documents, some scholars have termed it "postethnic America," where culture rather than color or ethnicity will have more influence over the country's affairs. In postethnic America, the country will realize that all "are created equal," and no groups will be treated…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Cultural Pluralism, Institutional Survival, Educational History
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Cory, Rebecca C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2011
Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) are often the starting places for conversations about students with disabilities in higher education. Section 504 and the ADA provide mandates for protection from discrimination and provision of reasonable disability accommodations (e.g., sign language…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Personnel Services, Student Needs, Federal Legislation
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Jie, Yiyun – New Directions for Higher Education, 2010
Institutions of higher education in China and the United States are increasingly seeking international partners to deliver degree programs to the Chinese populace. This article illustrates how shared and divergent partner motivations and outcome expectations in a Chinese cross-border higher education program have created synergy and challenged the…
Descriptors: Game Theory, Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, Global Approach
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Brittingham, Barbara – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
Accreditation has a rich history that has shaped its purposes and processes. Each year on hundreds of campuses around the United States, thousands of faculty, administrators, and staff are preparing for an accreditation review. It is a process now accepted as part of the higher education landscape, and the basics are well known: a set of…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Colleges, College Faculty, Administrators
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Mori, Rie – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
The United States is not the only country that has been shocked by "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education," the report released in September 2006 by the Commission on the Future of Higher Education, also known as the Spellings Commission. What the report emphasizes is accountability: the outcomes of higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions), Comparative Education
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Eaton, Judith S. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2009
Accreditation is a process of external quality review created and used by higher education to scrutinize colleges, universities, and programs for quality assurance and quality improvement. Accreditation in the United States is more than a hundred years old, emerging from concerns to protect public health and safety and to serve the public…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Quality Control, Nonprofit Organizations, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Howe, John M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2008
In recent years, the population of international faculty has increased on campuses across the United States. These international academics have become vital members of the institutional fabric through research, teaching, and service, yet they face numerous challenges as they adjust to an unfamiliar national and university culture. This article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Foreign Students, Acculturation
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Peterson, Lorna M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2007
Both greater access within institutions of higher education and greater access to those institutions are made possible through joint efforts. The success so many consortia have had over the past decades in providing more for less can and should be employed now to help provide more to more. Consortia have proven their ability to offer…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Consortia, School Registration, Institutional Cooperation
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Rice, R. Eugene – New Directions for Higher Education, 2006
In the United States greater attention is being paid to learning that is more collaborative, actively engaged, and technologically enhanced.
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Government Role, United States History, Public Policy
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Lechuga, Vicente M. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2004
A number of significant studies of shared governance have been carried out in the last decade.
Descriptors: Governance, Participative Decision Making, Educational Administration, Leadership Responsibility