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Nunez, Anne-Marie; Murakami-Ramalho, Elizabeth – Academe, 2012
Although Latino enrollment in higher education has increased as the US Latino population has grown (Latinos now outnumber African Americans), more often than not Latinos begin their college education in community colleges or less selective four-year institutions--institutional types with lower persistence and completion rates in general. Moreover,…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Universities, Academic Achievement, Affirmative Action
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Levin, John S. – Academe, 2012
In this article, the author discusses the disparate reality of full-time academic labor in public institutions of higher education in the United States. As more and more reports on US higher education point to deteriorating conditions for faculty members and threats to their professional status, those who teach in colleges and universities need to…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor, College Faculty, Tenure
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Kumashiro, Kevin K. – Academe, 2012
For years, critics have pointed to the decreasing ability of health-care professionals to make decisions and provide services because of the demands of insurance companies and health-management organizations to sustain profits. Health-care decisions are increasingly being made by the wrong people and for the wrong reasons. So, too, with public…
Descriptors: Expertise, Urban Schools, Privatization, Educational Change
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Claussen, Dane S. – Academe, 2011
Standard media coverage of higher education hasn't changed that much since the 1940s, and it doesn't serve the core functions of higher education well. US news media could not maintain their anti-intellectualism without widespread public acceptance, but schools of journalism must accept their share of the blame. US journalists historically came…
Descriptors: News Media, Mass Media Role, Anti Intellectualism, Journalism Education
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Berman, Russell A. – Academe, 2011
Those in America are confronting a stark alternative: either open themselves to an appreciation of human plurality and the diversity of cultures around the globe or limit themselves to a narrowly normative culture. Will American schools and colleges provide students with opportunities to learn to understand other voices, or will the educational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Smith, Carol – Academe, 2011
Efforts by state legislators to curtail collective bargaining or destroy public-sector unions, abolish tenure, and decrease funding for education are spreading throughout the country. This author states that the scapegoating and vilification of unions and teachers, however, are not new. The current attacks have historical parallels, when cries of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Legislators, College Administration, Collective Bargaining
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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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Gordon, Michael E.; Palmon, Oded – Academe, 2010
While American universities garner top honors for research, teaching appears to be in a terrible state. There is widespread agreement among business leaders that graduates of American universities are not prepared to assume jobs in their companies. American education has many critics, and studies indicate that the quality of postsecondary…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Academic Achievement
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Wing, Steve – Academe, 2010
Sewage sludge is composed of residuals removed from wastewater that comes from homes, hospitals, and industries. Wastewater-treatment systems are designed to remove pollutants that could contaminate public waterways. Sludge--called "biosolids" by those who produce it, spread it, and regulate it--includes these pollutants as well as…
Descriptors: Municipalities, Investigations, Sanitation, Industry
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Schiebinger, Londa; Gilmartin, Shannon K. – Academe, 2010
Scientists are likely not to be interested in thinking about housework. Housework is, however, related to the life of the mind. Scientists wear clean clothes to the lab, eat food procured and prepared by someone, and live in reasonably clean houses. This labor used to be done by stay-at-home wives. Now, housework is often done by wives and…
Descriptors: Women Scientists, College Faculty, Housework, Gender Differences
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Cummings, William K.; Finkelstein, Martin – Academe, 2009
Even before the current global economic crisis, discontent with the governance of higher education institutions was widespread among faculty in the United States and throughout the world. Drawing from the 2007 Changing Academic Profession (CAP) survey of faculty in seventeen countries, the authors examine faculty perceptions of the current state…
Descriptors: Governance, College Faculty, Higher Education, Economic Climate
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Monks, James – Academe, 2009
The use of contingent faculty in higher education in the United States has grown tremendously over the past three decades. In 1975, only 30.2 percent of faculty were employed part time; by 2005, according to data compiled by the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS),…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Part Time Faculty, Tenure
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Hurtado, Sylvia; DeAngelo, Linda – Academe, 2009
While women have made progress in many areas of higher education, institutions still need to focus attention on the advancement and retention of women at the highest academic ranks. According to data from the U.S. Department of Education's 2005 Fall Staff Survey, women represent only 40.6 percent of full-time faculty and 25.1 percent of full…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Research, Women Faculty, Females
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Murphy, Carole H. – Academe, 2009
About 25 percent of faculty working in the United States will reportedly consider retiring in the next five to seven years. As one of this 25 percent, the author has been researching what she needs to know to retire. What she found initially was a lot of misinformation. To complicate matters, the world has changed over the past year, causing those…
Descriptors: Financial Services, Retirement, Economic Climate, Human Resources
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Snell, Theron P. – Academe, 2008
The author works as an academic adviser and adjunct instructor at a small, public, four-year university that provides the usual spread of bachelor's degree programs, as well as several master's degrees. He has done similar work at a private liberal arts college and at a branch campus of a large state school. He brings to this work not only a PhD…
Descriptors: State Schools, First Generation College Students, Social Class, American Studies
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