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Fox-Cardamone, Lee – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
The literature on higher education in the United States has maintained a place for the specific topic of discrimination against women in the American academy. Institutional restrictions, invisible ceilings, hidden hierarchies--all of these have entered into the discussion surrounding both the failure of women to progress through the academic ranks…
Descriptors: Academic Rank (Professional), Universities, Females, Case Method (Teaching Technique)
Webb, Joyce G. – Forum on Public Policy Online, 2010
On April 20, 2010, United States President Barack Obama issued a proclamation declaring National Equal Pay Day. In the proclamation it was recognized that despite years of progress in the workforce, women are still not paid as much as men. The proclamation states: Throughout our Nation's history, extraordinary women have broken barriers to achieve…
Descriptors: Daughters, Salary Wage Differentials, Females, Gender Differences
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Bevan, Bronwyn; Dillon, Justin – New Educator, 2010
This article describes efforts to develop educators, in both formal and informal settings, who possess theories of teaching and learning that not only encompass but, perhaps, depend on bridging institutional and contextual boundaries. It describes the experiences of The Exploratorium, a museum in San Francisco, King's College London, and the…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Adelman, Clifford – European Journal of Education, 2010
The roads of incoming information to the US higher education system about the Bologna Process are varied and numerous. They include not only the on-line and traditional trade press, but also conferences of national organisations. Whether anyone remembers much of that information, on the other hand, is an open question, as a limited survey…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Philanthropic Foundations, Information Dissemination
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Sacks, Peter – Academe, 2010
The familiar conversation about access to higher education is limited to what college costs and whether colleges are giving people their money's worth. While important, that conversation may be constricting people's ability to understand what is really limiting the promise of higher education in America. Americans are clearly troubled about the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Paying for College, College Administration, Admission Criteria
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Sorcinelli, Mary Deane; Austin, Ann E. – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2010
Globalization of higher education is developing at a relentless pace as colleges, universities, and student enrollments burgeon throughout countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, and the Middle East. As a result, educational developers in Australia, Canada, Europe, and the United States, all of which have well-established higher…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Higher Education, Global Approach, Organizational Change
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Fraser, Kym; Gosling, David; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane – New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 2010
Educational development, which the authors use to refer to the field of professional and strategic development associated with university and college learning and teaching, can be described in many ways by referring to its different aspects. In this article the authors endeavor to categorize many of the models that have been used to describe…
Descriptors: Educational Development, Educational Change, Teaching Methods, Models
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Simpson, Timothy Leahy – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2010
Inspired by the late John Gardner, in May 2000 the "Alliance for Regional Stewardship" (ARS) was formed as a "peer-to-peer network of regional leaders working across boundaries to solve tough community problems." According to the ARS, regional stewardship is the leadership needed to address the complex problems of one's time.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Community Problems, Management Systems, Institutional Mission
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Fraiberg, Steven – College Composition and Communication, 2010
This article argues that tracing multimodal-multilingual literacy practices across official and unofficial spaces is key to moving composition into the twenty-first century. Key to this remixing of the field is a situated framework that locates multimodal-multilingual activities in wider genre, cultural, national, and global ecologies. (Contains 3…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Writing (Composition), Foreign Countries, Global Approach
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Schwieger, Florian; Gros, Emmeline; Barberan, Laura – College Teaching, 2010
University education in the United States has become an increasingly global environment. In the classrooms of a modern university students and teachers from literally all corners of the world come together and reshape the face of higher education. Without a doubt the multicultural classroom of the 21st century necessitates fresh pedagogical…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies, Ethnic Diversity
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Danley, Janet V. – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2010
This chapter covers the impact of homeland security mandates on institutions and international students and scholars. The author traces the history of interest by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in developing a management system for international students and scholars that eventually resulted in the birth of Student and Exchange…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Students, National Security, Foreign Nationals
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Metcalfe, Amy Scott – Journal of Higher Education, 2010
In "Academic Capitalism: Politics, Policies, and the Entrepreneurial University" (1997), Slaughter and Leslie found that Canada showed signs of resisting academic capitalism. Changes in postsecondary education funding policies and the emergence of new commercialization initiatives are evidence that Canada is certainly no longer, and…
Descriptors: Social Systems, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Higher Education
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North, Connie E. – Multicultural Perspectives, 2010
In March 2009, the author accompanied 19 university students to El Paso, Texas, for an alternative spring break (ASB). The author and the students traveled to the urban zip code with the lowest per capita income in the country to study U.S.-Mexico border issues. In the ASB program's language, they sought to gain "new perspectives on social…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Community Needs, Student Diversity, Foreign Countries
Dorling, Danny – Adults Learning, 2010
In a country in which, even after the economic crash, there are plenty of resources to go around, people need to think hard about why inequality persists so much more strongly in Britain than anywhere else in Europe. The cause, the author wants to suggest, is a set of deep-rooted, hidden and unacknowledged beliefs, each unjustified yet passed off…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Colleges, Ideology, Fiction
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Gildersleeve, Ryan Evely; Rumann, Corey; Mondragon, Rodolfo – New Directions for Student Services, 2010
Families migrate to the United States for opportunity. Whether they leave extreme poverty or violence or reunite with relatives who made the move before them, immigrants seek opportunity. Sometimes circumstances force families to make tough decisions. Sometimes circumstances and tough decisions manifest in families entering the United States…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undocumented Immigrants, Immigration, Educational Opportunities
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