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Mangan, Katherine – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Mike Potts was halfway through a five-year prison sentence outside Houston when he heard about a program that would help him start a business when even buddies with clean records were struggling to find work. The Prison Entrepreneurship Program, run by a nonprofit group of the same name, works with Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business…
Descriptors: Employment, Distance Education, Internet, Marketing
Sternberg, Robert J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
One can scarcely open the newspaper without finding examples of smart, well-educated people who have behaved in ethically challenged ways. What is frightening about ethical lapses is not that they happen to the ethically outrageous but that they can sneak up on just about everyone. An informal classroom "experiment" recently performed by this…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Behavior, Models, Theory Practice Relationship
Basken, Paul – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
Upset because the University of California at Davis did not support her charges of misconduct among scientists, Melinda M. Zaragoza left her career in microbiology to run a general store in Kentucky. Although no wrongdoing was found on the Davis campus, Ms. Zaragoza's whistle-blowing now is being joined by a powerful chorus. Officials of the…
Descriptors: Cheating, Integrity, Scientists, Ethics
McMurtrie, Beth – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2009
This article is the third in an occasional series on how colleges have tackled some of the basic challenges of internationalizing their campuses. Tufts University has long been an internationally focused institution. Yet in one area it has, until recently, been sorely lacking. Like many universities, Tufts made little attempt to connect with…
Descriptors: Alumni, Alumni Associations, Institutional Advancement, Enrollment Management
June, Audrey Williams – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Almost two years ago, Boise State University instituted a workload policy that worried some faculty members. Its basis is an algebraic-seeming formula with components--"teaching: 6 + x; scholarship: 2 + y; service: 2 + z"--that critics found difficult to believe could provide the flexibility that administrators promised. Some professors thought…
Descriptors: Research Universities, College Faculty, Faculty Workload, Faculty Evaluation
Bartlett, Thomas – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Every college has a hot-ticket class. It is perhaps the subject matter or a celebrity professor. Whatever it is, everybody wants to get in. Yet, not everybody can. When an academic course is the hottest ticket on campus, students will go to great trouble to get a seat. This article discusses how university officials decide who gets a seat and…
Descriptors: Course Selection (Students), Educational Demand, Student Attitudes, Case Studies
Weisbuch, Robert A. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
According to Weisbuch, many professors often view marketing and advertising as means to employ persuasion, not toward the good, but amorally, toward a commercial end that may be socially beneficial or harmful. Those in academe exist in a competitive environment, and while they are painfully aware of certain excesses and compromises that the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competition, Student Recruitment, Advertising
Ashburn, Elyse – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
Community colleges pride themselves on their open-door policies. For decades, access and enrollment, especially of traditionally underserved students, were their key markers of success. In recent years, lawmakers, accreditors, and the institutions themselves have begun demanding more. It is no longer enough for community colleges to get students…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Interviews, Student Experience, School Counseling
Wilson, Robin – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article talks about a special program implemented at Towson University, wherein students are admitted into college even if they don't qualify under the regular admissions. The Towson program is an experiment, and Deborah J. Leather, the associate provost who runs it, acknowledges that it is too soon to tell whether the effort has been worth…
Descriptors: Special Programs, College Admission, Case Studies, Grades (Scholastic)
Fogg, Piper – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2006
Bad relationships between a college board and its faculty can lead to erosion of the board's authority, faculty votes of no confidence, and general institutional instability. However, institutions like Randolph-Macon College are finding ways to improve the lack of understanding and sympathy between faculty members and trustees.
Descriptors: Organizational Development, Case Studies, Organizational Climate, Institutional Characteristics
Leatherman, Courtney – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2000
Details the case of a third-year assistant history professor at Yale University (Connecticut) who was denied reappointment. Raises issues such as the hiring by a department of its own Ph.D.'s, cronyism within departments and fields, denial of reappointment as punishment for criticizing powerful individuals, and the undue influence of a few…
Descriptors: Bias, Case Studies, College Faculty, Collegiality
Lively, Kit; And Others – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1997
Four articles address rising college tuition: "An Inside Look at How a Private University Sets Tuition Rates and Spends the Money"; "Comparisons of Tuition Rates Raise Tough Policy Questions"; "At Public Colleges, the Tuition Debate Is a Mix of Philosophy and Practicality"; and "Do Federal Loans Encourage Tuition Increases?" Data on undergraduate…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Case Studies, Economic Change, Educational Economics
Ingalls, Zoe – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1994
Liberal arts faculty at the professionally oriented performing arts schools, whose subject matter is often viewed as peripheral to the institution's central mission, are working to end their relative isolation both within their institutions and from other liberal arts faculty. A recent first conference of such faculty addressed their concerns.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Curriculum, College Faculty, College Instruction
Heller, Scott – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1992
Increasingly, academic scholars are turning to personal and autobiographical writing as a more fulfilling form of self-expression, as illustrated by the career changes of nine women and one man. One critic finds the personal tone an evasion of politics and lacking in rigorous analysis. (MSE)
Descriptors: Authors, Autobiographies, Career Change, Case Studies
DeLoughry, Thomas J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1993
Documentation of computer network use at five colleges and universities is being used to promote more widespread adoption of the technology. The reports cite improved communication among students, faculty, and administrators, and credit international networks with enhancing higher education around the world. (MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Administration, College Environment, College Instruction
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