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Cunningham, Glenn – Phi Delta Kappan, 1986
Summarizes 10 basic exam questions relating to distance, direction, time, and world interest that have confounded college freshmen entering a professor's geography classes over the past 15 years. Students bewildered by the pretest usually did not pass or even finish his course. Also, foreign students performed better than American students. (MLH)
Descriptors: Basic Skills, College Students, Foreign Students, Geography
Meyer, Thomas J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
Students' concern for their own educational future is causing them to work to preserve federal and state financing for education and to become active in a variety of political causes on campus, even as traditional campus activities and student interests flourish. (MSE)
Descriptors: Activism, College Students, Federal Aid, Higher Education
Chronicle of Higher Education, 1985
A brief review looks at student characteristics, interests, and preferences in entertainment, reading matter, politics, fashion, college choice, college major, food, alcohol use, fraternities and sororities, and military training. It identifies the most common reasons for attending college and the countries from which the most foreign students…
Descriptors: Activism, Alcoholic Beverages, Career Choice, Clothing
Pratt, John – 1997
This history of the "polytechnic experiment" covers the period from the establishment of a binary British higher education policy in the mid-1960s to the passage in 1992 of the Further and Higher Education Act, which abolished the binary policy and the polytechnic sector, thus enabling the polytechnics in England and Wales to acquire the…
Descriptors: Administration, Adult Students, College Faculty, College Students
Hayden, Sandra R – 1997
This document analyzes the responses to a survey conducted in 1997 on the role of the Ombuds Office in higher education, and also considers the characteristics of professional neutrality needed for successful conflict resolution. Of 178 institutions surveyed, 109 responses include 54 institutions with ombudsmen, 7 without such a position but with…
Descriptors: Administration, Advocacy, Arbitration, College Faculty
Gray, Maryann Jacobi; And Others – 1996
This report presents the results of case studies of 14 institutions of higher education regarding the challenges presented by the increase in immigration and the ways in which these institutions respond to the needs of immigrant students. Chapter 1 discusses study goals, access to education, student retention, and academic achievement. Chapter 2…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Administrator Attitudes, Change Agents
National Student Loan Clearinghouse, Herndon, VA. – 1997
A new service, TransferTrack, was developed by the National Student Loan Clearinghouse, that will enable postsecondary educational institutions to identify which of their former students have subsequently re-enrolled at other institutions and the identity of such institutions. This system will allow institutions to comply more easily with the…
Descriptors: College Students, College Transfer Students, Databases, Eligibility
Bosker, Roel; And Others – 1996
This article explores the following questions: first, "Do colleges of higher vocational education vary in the mean success of their graduates on the labor market?" and, second, "Are the differences between these colleges stable over time?". The analysis drew upon school effectiveness, quality assurance and labor market…
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Data Collection
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield. – 1996
This annual report on college affordability provides information pertinent to tuition and fee decision making designed to assist Illinois college and university governing boards in finding a balance between keeping college affordable for students and generating sufficient revenue to defray a portion of the cost of providing quality instruction.…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Change Agents, College Students, Community Colleges
National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, Washington, DC. – 1996
This publication is a resource document for developing recommendations concerning the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. This document describes the eight parts of Title IV, "Student Assistance," and the seven parts of Title IX, "Graduate Programs." Title IV covers the following areas: grants to students in attendance…
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Economic Factors, Educational Finance
Furniture Industry Research Association, Stevenage (England). – 1982
A 1982 British study examined the furniture needs of 16-19 year-old students. This report presented the findings on the technical and performance requirements in terms of durability and ergonomics. This report examines the furniture requirements in teaching spaces, social, refreshment and private study areas, storage requirements for pupils'…
Descriptors: Adolescents, College Students, Educational Facilities, Foreign Countries
Hutcheson, Polly, Ed. – 1999
This report highlights the various strategies used to relate cooperative education (CE) work experience to students' academic programs by profiling 17 colleges and universities that are members of the National Commission for Cooperative Education's College Partner Program. Each profile includes a brief statement from the institution's president;…
Descriptors: College Students, Colleges, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education
Office of Student Financial Assistance (ED), Washington, DC. – 1999
This report examines issues relevant to establishing an Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) ombudsman office within the Department of Education. The OSFA ombudsman office came out of the need to improve student lending program services and to mitigate the impact of loan default on students. It was determined that students involved in…
Descriptors: College Students, Educational Finance, Federal Programs, Financial Services
Occasional Research Brief, 1998
This research brief presents data on transfer students in the University of Wisconsin (UW) system, with emphasis on student access, enrollment, and outcomes. Among the findings are the following: (1) The number of transfer students enrolled in the UW system reached a 10-year high of 9,684 in fall 1996, followed by a slight decline in fall 1997;…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Bachelors Degrees
Hudson, Cathie Mayes, Ed.; Whitman, Susan, Ed.; Walker-Marshall, Albertine, Ed. – 1997
This report provides a wide range of comparative and historical data on the 34 state institutions of higher education in Georgia for the period 1995-97. Data tables are grouped into the following categories: general information; students; academic information; faculty and staff; financial information; facilities; research; and continuing education…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Rank (Professional), Academic Standards, Access to Education
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