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Woods, Bob – Community College Journal, 2014
When the 10 members of the American Association of Community College's (AACC's) 21st-Century Implementation Team 7 (nine of whom are community college presidents) sat down in 2013 to talk about reforming institutional roles and functions at the nation's two-year career and technical colleges, everyone in the room knew the work before them would be…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Institutional Role, Community Colleges
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Coppola, Brian P.; Kerr, Keith – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
This article documents the experiences of two American professors who have taught in China and describes the similarities and differences between their students at home and abroad. Brian Coppola, who taught organic chemistry at Peking University (PKU), observes how the strengths in science preparation that Chinese students achieve in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Sociology, Asian Culture
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Winkel, Brian J. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
This article offers modelling opportunities in which the phenomena of the spread of disease, perception of changing mass, growth of technology, and dissemination of information can be described by one differential equation--the logistic differential equation. It presents two simulation activities for students to generate real data, as well as…
Descriptors: Mathematical Models, Calculus, Diseases, Class Activities
Hanson, Dan – CURRENTS, 2011
Fight songs such as "The Victors" and "Notre Dame Victory March" have become part of the American music lexicon. Along with their sister songs, alma maters, they stir memories of carefree college days, elicit feelings of pride, and sometimes--especially fight songs--poke fun at athletic foes. They are the embodiment of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Athletics, Music, Conflict
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Maher, Frances A.; Tetreault, Mary Kay Thompson – Gender and Education, 2011
The article presents a theoretical framework, "institutional phase theory", that charts the process by which higher education faculties in the USA were broadened by race, gender, and to a certain extent class over the past 40 years. Drawing upon institutional ethnographies of three very different universities--a top-ranked private…
Descriptors: Urban Universities, Private Colleges, College Faculty, Higher Education
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Ekman, Richard H. – Planning for Higher Education, 2011
America's private colleges and universities include most of the oldest institutions of higher education in the country, and their evolving physical campuses say much about American education. In recent years, the study of campus history, preservation, and adaptive reuse has received increasing attention by many sectors of the educational…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Architecture, Universities
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Unrau, Yvonne A. – Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2011
More than 32,000 young people in the United States exit the foster care system in a typical year by aging out to independence (Child Welfare Information Gateway, 2011). Despite available financial support for post-secondary education through the Foster Care Independence Act of 1999, only 20% of college-qualified foster youth attend college and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Young Adults, Foster Care, Developmental Studies Programs
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Coyle, Kevin; Flynn, Maria – Community College Journal, 2010
The emerging green economy will create not just jobs, but--if done right--career opportunities across the United States as green manufacturing, green products, and green services fuel demand for workers at all skill levels. Sixty-one percent of the members of the Association of Energy Engineers report a growing shortage of qualified professionals…
Descriptors: Employment Opportunities, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Labor Force Development
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2006
New facilities at schools and universities are being designed that embrace the latest learning techniques and philosophies. The article describes two facilities that exemplify this trend: Thomas Jefferson Hall at the United States Military Academy at West Point, and Cass Technical High School library in Detroit, Michigan. Libraries, once thought…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Needs, School Libraries, Attendance
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Weber, Jerome C.; Pope, Myron L.; Simpson, Michael W. – College and University, 2005
The United States Supreme Court has had a significant role in the exploration and definition of affirmative action in this country. No more so than in the recent decisions related to the University of Michigan admissions cases. This article will explore the historical role of the U.S. Supreme Court and the decisions that this entity has made in…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, United States History, Court Litigation, Higher Education
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Thernstrom, Abigail – Academic Questions, 2003
On 23 June 2003, the Supreme Court of the United States issued two rulings on the constitutionality of race preferences in university admissions. The cases in question both involved the University of Michigan and were designated Gratz v. Bollinger and Grutter v. Bollinger. The Michigan rulings were a stunning triumph for race preferences, from…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Constitutional Law, Race, Affirmative Action