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Hull, Dan – Community College Journal, 2012
The country's technological edge is receding, and the problem cannot be solved simply by flooding the workforce with more engineers and scientists. This comes as little surprise to administrators at the nation's community colleges. In 2007, the National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Science, and the Institute of Medicine responded to…
Descriptors: Engineering, Community Colleges, Careers, High Schools
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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
Lupinski, Kirsten; Jenkins, Patricia; Beard, Audrey; Jones, LaTasha – Educational Foundations, 2012
One of the major outcomes of the educational reform movement in the United States during the past decade has been the increased focus on the professional preparation of educators (Darling-Hammond, 1997). According to Sanders and Rivers, numerous studies indicate that educators make a significant difference in their students' education (1996). In…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Values, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Change
Bush, Michael D. – Educational Technology, 2012
The practice of scholars publishing their thinking and research as peer reviewed work in print has become in recent years the primary measure for demonstrating competence in higher education. Unfortunately, this increased emphasis has at times been to the detriment of good teaching. Interestingly, several current trends suggest that the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Online Courses
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Delbanco, Andrew – Continuing Higher Education Review, 2012
What is college for? There are basically three prevailing answers to this question. The most common answer is an economic one, though it is really two linked answers: first, that providing more people with a college education is good for the economic health of the nation; and second, that going to college is good for the economic competitiveness…
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Higher Education, General Education, Citizenship
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Fitzgerald, Hiram E.; Bruns, Karen; Sonka, Steven T.; Furco, Andrew; Swanson, Louis – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
The centrality of engagement is critical to the success of higher education in the future. Engagement is essential to most effectively achieving the overall purpose of the university, which is focused on the knowledge enterprise. Today's engagement is scholarly, is an aspect of learning and discovery, and enhances society and higher education.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Democracy, Expertise
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Stein, Otto R.; Schmalzbauer, Leah – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2012
The Montana State University student chapter of Engineers Without Borders USA is a student-managed partnership with the people of Khwisero, Kenya. The primary mission, to bring potable water and clean sanitation facilities to 61 primary schools and the surrounding communities of Khwisero, necessitates a long-term commitment to collaboration and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Majors (Students)
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Miller, Edward Jeremy – Journal of Catholic Higher Education, 2012
This article builds on an essay the author published twenty years ago in "Current Issues in Catholic Higher Education" that examined the viability of John Henry Newman's "Idea of a University" against Catholic campus life and the just-released "Ex corde Ecclesiae". The current essay briefly notes those earlier key…
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Catholic Schools, Catholics, Time Perspective
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Ivers, John J. – Journal of Invitational Theory and Practice, 2012
A couple of decades ago, a visiting anthropologist agreed with some U.S. authors that the American intellectual on university campuses is basically dead and his/her demise is reflected in the superficial, boring, and uninspiring content to which students are exposed. More recent evidence indicates that things have not changed very much. In this…
Descriptors: Brain, Consciousness Raising, Metacognition, Higher Education
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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
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Larson, Marion H.; Shady, Sara L. – Journal of College and Character, 2012
Evidence of Christian privilege in America is not difficult to find. At the same time, however, Christians, particularly in evangelical settings, commonly think of themselves as a marginalized minority being overrun by the power of secular liberalism. The authors propose that "both" perceptions are accurate descriptions of reality. For…
Descriptors: Christianity, Advantaged, Self Concept, Perspective Taking
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Goldschmidt, Myra M.; Ousey, Debbie Lamb; Brown, Christine – Research & Teaching in Developmental Education, 2012
Developmental immigrant students are a growing phenomenon in the United States, a growing population in higher education, and a growing presence in undergraduate classes, and like their mainstream developmental counterparts, many are academically underprepared for the rigors of college (Goldschmidt & Ousey, 2011), sometimes prolonging, or even…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Immigrants, Community Colleges, Learning Experience
Oguntoyinbo, Lekan – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2012
Many experts give the nation's schools a poor grade for their approach to teaching mathematics and for their preparation of mathematics teachers. While many policymakers make much of data that suggest children in the United States lag behind many other advanced countries in math, many experts call for a change in mathematics education,…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Educational Change, Careers, Mathematics Education
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Townsend, Kathleen Kennedy – Liberal Education, 2012
In this article, the author proposes that the notion of America be reintroduced as the "shining city on a hill," that abiding image from American history. The image of the shining city on a hill captures the imagination because it reflects the abiding truth that people become fully human in society, not outside of it. People need one…
Descriptors: Higher Education, United States History, Campuses, Educational Change
Green, Kimberly – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J3), 2012
This article provides an overview of the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium's (NASDCTEc) Common Career Technical Core (CCTC), a state-led initiative that was created to ensure that career and technical education (CTE) programs are consistent and high quality across the United States. Forty-two states,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Global Approach, Business
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