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Mellow, Gail O.; Talmadge, Rosemary A. – Change, 2005
A community college is always a reflection of its community, and LaGuardia Community College is no exception. Located in Queens--one of the five boroughs of New York City and, according to the 2000 census, the most ethnically diverse county in the United States--LaGuardia serves students from over 159 different countries who speak more than 110…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Strategic Planning, Educational Change
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King, Patricia M.; Lindsay, Nathan K. – Change, 2004
What makes a college a place that stimulates deep learning about the world, that encourages students to discover and explore their own talents and interests in challenging and creative ways, and that assists them to develop the skills to relate effectively with others in social, occupational, or civic contexts? There are, of course, many…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Study Abroad, Student Unions, Educational Experience
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Gerdes, Eugenia Proctor – Change, 2004
Recently, a young faculty member commented that e-mail and inexpensive long distance rates were hampering her first-year students' development by making it too easy for them to stay in touch with their parents. Similarly, Judith Shapiro, president of Barnard College, argued in her August 22, 2002, New York Times op-ed piece, "Keeping Parents Off…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Role
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Minnich, Elizabeth Kamarck – Change, 2003
Discusses why it is intellectually, morally, and politically important to teach college students about thinking that is exploratory and suggestive. Considers what is involved in teaching such a course, and how to evaluate the thinking that is developed. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Course Content, Higher Education, Moral Values
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Pascarella, Ernest T. – Change, 2001
Summarizes findings from the National Study of Student Learning (NSSL), including findings that challenge conventional wisdom and findings that, in part, support it. Considers the findings' implications for faculty and administrators. Includes sidebars describing the design and conduct of the NSSL and listing other publications addressing NSSL…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Students, Higher Education, Learning
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Change, 1984
College student population trends are analyzed and charted, including first-time freshmen as a percentage of all undergraduates, total student applications, mean total applicants by institution type, percentage of applicants accepted by institution type, percentage of accepted student enrolling by institution type, high school grades, and faculty…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Faculty, College Preparation, College Students
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Parelius, Robert J.; Berlin, William – Change, 1984
Ways that two history departments, one at a private university and the other at a state college, have coped with declining enrollment and the increased competition for students, funds, and faculty are described. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Declining Enrollment
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Rigden, John S. – Change, 1982
Blackmarketing books, which has become a major operation involving professors on university and college campuses throughout the United States, is discussed. At the heart of the operation is the practice by publishers of sending complimentary copies of textbooks to professors for examination purposes. (MLW)
Descriptors: Books, College Faculty, College Stores, College Students
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Kraetsch, Gayla A. – Change, 1980
Many states are turning to minimum-competency testing at the secondary school level. Although at least 17 states have enacted legislation that sets minimum-competency standards for graduation from public high schools, the basic skills testing movement at the postsecondary level is still in its infancy. (MLW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Basic Skills, College Students, Competency Based Education
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Frances, Carol – Change, 1980
A management of decline approach is contrasted with a model based on strategic planning and contingency budgeting for higher education. The strategic planning model is seen as a broader, more effective approach based on an assessment of what outcomes could be if enrollment strategies were effective in attracting students. (MLW)
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Church Related Colleges, College Planning, College Students
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Gilbert, Steven W. – Change, 1996
Twelve recommendations for streamlining the transition to new educational technologies in higher education address asking fundamental questions, building a vision, adjusting to permanent change, exercising judgment and trust, rejecting dichotomies, understanding intellectual property and fair use, developing guidelines and policies, preparing for…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, College Planning, College Students
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McCabe, Donald L.; Trevino, Linda Klebe – Change, 1996
Although there are new forms of cheating among college students, particularly technology-related, overall cheating has increased only modestly. Significant increases in test cheating are occurring among women and in unpermitted collaboration among students on written work. Also, students report engaging in a wider variety of test-cheating…
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Cheating, College Instruction, College Students
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Bok, Derek; Newman, Frank – Change, 1992
Interviews with the five 1992 winners of the national Student Humanitarian Service Awards focus on motivation for public service, relationship with the community, compulsory student service requirements, student recruitment, faculty recruitment, and personal development. (DB)
Descriptors: Awards, College Students, Community Services, Higher Education
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Ryan, Mark B. – Change, 1992
By focusing more on the educational values of community life and development of the whole student, as exemplified in the tradition of residential colleges, educators can help make the modern U.S. university more student centered, building characters and sharpening minds. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Environment, College Role, College Students, Educational Environment
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Wright, Bobby; Tierney, William G. – Change, 1991
The history of American Indian participation in higher education is chronicled from the seventeenth century to the present, and challenges for the future are discussed briefly. Issues addressed include early colonial experiments, tribal resistance and support, use of education as assimilation, federal efforts, tribal colleges, and current…
Descriptors: American Indians, College Attendance, College Students, Culture Conflict
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