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Schulte, Marthann – Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 2016
In this article, the author first traces the history of what is today known as the "Carnegie Unit" or course credit and discusses how it has become improperly equated with learning and abused in online and for-profit programs. The second half of the article provides statements concerning online credit hours from the following regional…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Accreditation (Institutions), Educational History, Regional Programs
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Fink, John E.; Inkelas, Karen Kurotsuchi – New Directions for Student Services, 2015
This chapter describes the historical development of learning communities within American higher education. We examine the forces both internal and external to higher education that contributed to and stalled the emergence of learning communities in their contemporary form.
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Higher Education, Educational History, Educational Development
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Taylor, Mark – Higher Education Quarterly, 2013
A governance model is developed in which university governance is shared between the academic and governing bodies and is coordinated by the university executive. Viewing the university as a professional service organisation, and noting the importance of developing a flexible culture within a shifting, marketised external environment, it is argued…
Descriptors: Governance, Foreign Countries, Professional Services, Evidence
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Spillman, Scott – History of Education Quarterly, 2012
Christine Ladd-Franklin spent the first forty years of her life becoming one of the best-educated women in nineteenth-century America. She spent the rest of her life devising fellowship programs designed to enable educated women to have the same opportunities as men in their academic careers. The difficulty women had in becoming professors had a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, United States History, Educational History, Access to Education
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Carpentier, Vincent – Higher Education Quarterly, 2012
This paper looks at the current challenge facing higher education by exploring the historical relationship between higher education funding and long economic cycles in the UK, USA and France. It examines the consequence of the transformation of public-private income in higher education that followed the 1970s downturn, questioning whether the rise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Income
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Lilford, Grant – Journal of General Education, 2012
In 2009 and 2010, the author was involved in two University of Botswana initiatives on graduate employability. The first was a university-wide task force exploring the attitudes of students and staff and recommending reforms both in learning and teaching and in support services for students. The second was a Faculty of Humanities tracer study, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Employment Potential
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Spaulding, Susanna – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2011
Going inside the prison to teach is similar to traveling to a foreign country and encountering a new culture. When educators enter the prison, they experience a physical and social distance from other groups such as teachers on the outside, prison system employees, community members, and even family. Although educators who teach college in prison…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations
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Dober, Richard P. – Planning for Higher Education, 2011
As physical evidence of institutional aspiration and achievement, ambition and accomplishment, campus heritage (broadly defined) has emerged as a major component in comprehensive campus planning and in devising a site-specific sense of place. Physical actions related to campus heritage include the renewal and/or repurposing of landmark…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Campuses, Universities, Memory
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Wolhuter, C. C. – South African Journal of Higher Education, 2011
While South African higher education has, in many respects, achieved remarkable achievements since 1994, a series of serious problems continue to beset the system, and a low internal (high attrition rate) and external (alignment with the employment market) efficiency. There also exist the problems of large scale youth unemployment and the policy…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Labor Market
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Tierney, William G. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
Although for-profit colleges and universities have had a long history in the United States, they have garnered significant attention only in the last decade. In the early 20th century, career colleges existed primarily in urban areas to provide training for specific trades or professions--plumbing, restaurant management, art and design,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Proprietary Schools, Commercialization, School Role
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Christmas, William A. – Journal of American College Health, 2011
Over the past 70 years a legend has evolved that the first college health program in the United States was established at Amherst College in 1861. Although the program at Amherst was innovative in its day and served as a model for the field of college health, several other institutions prior to 1860 appropriated funds, hired staff, and established…
Descriptors: School Health Services, Educational History, Models, Health Promotion
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Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan – Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 2011
Student affairs stands at a pivotal point in time and within its own history. By increasingly encouraging interdisciplinary learning across the curriculum, our profession is well positioned to help students understand the multiple purposes of higher education, including both the practical and the transcendent. Addressing these twin purposes is the…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Workers, Time Perspective, Interdisciplinary Approach, Professional Associations
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Czerniewicz, L. – Journal of Computer Assisted Learning, 2010
This paper uses the literature of educational technology as the site of analysis in order to map the field of educational technology. Having considered Kuhn and Bourdieu's theories, the paper frames the analysis of the field in Bernsteinian terms as a horizontal knowledge structure in a vertical knowledge discourse. Using the concepts of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Technology, Cognitive Structures, Educational History
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Cook, Sandra – NACADA Journal, 2009
The development of academic advising parallels the history of higher education and reflects decades of student personnel work. Changes in funding, curricula, students, and faculty roles have all affected the means by which students have been advised. The evolution of advising eventually led to the formation of NACADA in 1979. Since 2001, when I…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Advising, Educational History, United States History
Gresham, Mary H. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2009
Despite the almost equal proportion of females to males who receive doctoral degrees in the U.S., women remain underrepresented in senior positions--faculty and administrative--in institutions of higher education. Unlike the more blatant discrimination extant before the era of civil rights legislation, barriers today are less obvious to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, Women Administrators, Disproportionate Representation
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