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Wiewiura, Joachim S. – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2016
In this small essay, I will reflect on Michael Bérubé and Jennifer Ruth's arguments on the decline of educational professionalism in the United States. The purpose is to consider this loss of professionalism, and I will consider it in light of the arts and humanities in the Danish educational debate. Two reflections are presented: first, the…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Reader Response, Humanities Instruction, Politics of Education
Levin, Blair – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Knowledge is humanity's first and final frontier. From the Edenic exodus to flights beyond earth, mythic narratives reveal that going where no one has gone before to learn what no one has known before drives people like no other quest. That quest, for many millennium largely driven by spiritual needs, has become core to economic and social…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Leadership, Educational Improvement, Colleges
Langley, Wayne M. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2012
Higher education is at a crossroads, not only in the U.S. but also globally. This challenge is prompting an immigrant union to once again take up the labor movement's historic role of speaking for the common good and the broad interests of working people. Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 615 represents 18,000 property service…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Higher Education, Adjunct Faculty, Stakeholders
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Ghosh, Ratna – Comparative Education Review, 2012
In her teaching, research, and community activities in Canada, the author has repeatedly confronted questions regarding equality, diversity, and power. In this article, the author discusses diversity and equal opportunity to achieve excellence in education. Reflecting on these issues should help everyone to understand the complexities involved in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Ethnic Diversity, Excellence in Education, Equal Education
Gross, Karen – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2011
In the context of the recent efforts to arrive at a federal budget, articles abound in the popular media and trade publications debating both the value of Pell Grants and their rising cost to the U.S. government. Both pros and cons of the debate hold value. Pell Grants are what enable many low-income families to send their children to college and,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Low Income, Eligibility, Credits
Halfond, Jay A. – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2011
U.S. universities have had century-long success in absorbing existing professions into their curricula--by making academe their gatekeeper. These professions often started with apprenticeships and short training courses leading to a certification examination--and were then elevated and "academized" into a comprehensive body of knowledge,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Professional Occupations, Academic Degrees, Credentials
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Street, Steve – Thought & Action, 2009
As anyone who has ever defended a thesis or been on a tenure track must know, American institutions of higher education have rigorous and finely calibrated ways of according respect to those who work in them. What they do not have enough of is respect from those beyond their gates. The author argues that the system that created the two-tiered…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Classification, Tenure
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Miller, Margaret A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
This article presents an interview with two people who had responsibility for leading the development of the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA)--a joint project of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC) and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), supported by the Lumina…
Descriptors: Interviews, Higher Education, State Universities, State Colleges
Bharucha, Jamshed – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
There is a sense of urgency in America today, reminiscent of the "space race" rhetoric of the cold-war era, that Americans must get their act together in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education because the Asians are coming. Many people believe that higher-education institutions in countries like China and…
Descriptors: Science Education, Mathematics Education, Technology Education, Engineering Education
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College Quarterly, 2007
This article presents three transcripts of the speeches delivered by panelists Gregory G. Gaydos, Philip H. King, and Howard A. Doughty at the the Fifth Annual Hawai'i International Conference on Education last January 2007. The main purpose of their panel discussion was to look at the trends in higher education through the lens of years of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Political Attitudes, Teaching Experience, General Education
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Moore, Anne H. – EDUCAUSE Quarterly, 2007
Many observers describe the 21st century as a complex age with new demands for education and new requirements for accountability in teaching and learning to meet society's needs in a new, global economy. At the same time, innovations in teaching and learning and proposals for measuring them often seem disconnected from public and political…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Information Technology, Accountability, Technological Literacy
Esfandiari, Haleh; Litwak, Robert S. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
The United States has begun a $75-million program to promote democracy by supporting Iranian nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). That program, coupled with loose talk about regime change from members of Congress, commentators close to the administration, and individuals within the administration, has fed a sense of vulnerability and paranoia…
Descriptors: Foreign Policy, Democracy, Conflict, Nongovernmental Organizations
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Thacker, Lloyd – New Directions for Student Services, 2007
This chapter speaks to higher education's potential responses to challenges faced in the admission process, specifically the commercialization of college admission and the impact on higher education.
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Marketing, Leadership Responsibility
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Barnett, Bruce G. – Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 2006
One of the most influential experiences in the author's development as an educational leadership professor has been the opportunity to work with educators outside the United States. His international experiences have caused him to observe distinct and subtle differences between leadership education in the United States and other countries. The…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Instructional Leadership, Administrator Education, Educational Trends
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Allen, Garth – Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, 2006
This article is a response to recent revealing political attempts to set a political and social function for the Arts through the establishment of performance criteria. A long-standing feature of the historical development of government policy in the UK has been attempts to judge the effectiveness and efficiency of public activity (health,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Public Policy, Art Education, Criteria
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