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Pasquerella, Lynn; McNair, Tia Brown; Saffold, Jacinta R. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
As institutions of higher education across the nation strive to prepare the next generation of student leaders, Dr. King's words echo in our ears: "We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there 'is' such a thing as being too…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations, Race
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Gray, Gregory C.; Borkenhagen, Laura K.; Sung, Nancy S.; Tang, Shenglan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
China now tops the list of countries with the largest annual number of scientific publications. At the same time, China also leads the list of countries with the highest proportion of scientific publication retractions. The rise in this academic misconduct in China has given Chinese researchers a bad reputation and likely led to lower manuscript…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Universities, Foreign Countries, Cheating
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Hutchings, Pat; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Baker, Gianina – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Designing the tasks that students are required to complete in their courses has always been an essential part of what faculty do as teachers, and many faculty members work hard to shape and reshape those tasks in ways that bring out the best in students. But such work has mostly been done behind the scenes. A growing number of programs, campuses,…
Descriptors: Assignments, Instructional Design, Academic Achievement, College Faculty
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Thomas, Nancy; Brower, Margaret – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Commitment to democracy and democratic norms is declining to the point where many Americans question the current political system as a form of democratic governance. Americans are deeply divided along lines of social identity, political preferences, and lived experiences (Pew Research Center, 2017a). The rhetoric and divisiveness of the 2016…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, College Environment, College Students, Voting
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Kibler, M. Alison – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
M. Alison Kibler is Professor of American Studies and Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies at Franklin and Marshall College. She has taught "Rights and Representations", a seminar for first year students, focusing on the tension between free speech and equality in American law and politics, for fifteen years. In this article, Kibler…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Rights, First Year Seminars, Freedom of Speech
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Dungy, Gwendolyn Jordan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
In reflecting on student affairs as an organizational entity within higher education, the author is keenly aware of the impact of the environmental context on the strategic directions and responsibilities of professionals who do student affairs work. In this article, the author offers observations on how the environment has, over time, had an…
Descriptors: Student Personnel Services, Higher Education, College Students, Barriers
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Kuh, George – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
This article traces the evolution of holistic student development as the centerpiece of the college experience in the 1960s to its current all-too-often overlooked function in postsecondary education, and it explains why students, employers, and the democracy all benefit from educating the whole person. Holistic student development encompasses…
Descriptors: Holistic Approach, Student Development, College Students, Job Skills
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Levine, Arthur – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
The United States is undergoing a transformation from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, information economy. The result is profound, accelerating, and unremitting change--demographic, economic, technological and global--which is disrupting the lives of many Americans. The result is that Americans will need upskilling and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, College Students, Knowledge Economy
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Bataille, Gretchen M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Bringing international students to study at U.S. campuses is increasingly viewed as the best option to globalize the campus, yet the United States lags behind other countries in providing opportunities for international students, particularly at the undergraduate level. Although the one million international students studying in the United States…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, School Choice
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Bowen, José Antonio; Watson, C. Edward – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Ultimately, the overarching purpose of each faculty member in the classroom is to increase the probability that their students will do the work to learn the material on their own, appreciate new perspectives, and, ideally, make connections between one's course, other courses, and the real world. This article discusses how "Teaching Naked…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Teacher Effectiveness, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Swing, Randy L.; Ross, Leah Ewing – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
A new vision for institutional research is urgently needed if colleges and universities are to achieve their institutional missions, goals, and purposes. The authors advocate for a move away from the traditional service model of institutional research to an institutional research function via a federated network model or matrix network model. When…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Models, Postsecondary Education, Decision Making
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Finley, Ashley – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
For over a decade, the national Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) project has promoted the idea that well-being is an essential outcome of college students' learning and civic engagement. The project emphasizes the full promise of a liberal education: to be liberally educated is to possess the complex skills and abilities necessary for…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Students, Liberal Arts, Skill Development
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Broton, Katharine; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Some students from low-income families are unable to pay their college costs without experiencing material hardship. What they do to make ends meet (e.g., go hungry and homeless) inhibits learning and discourages persistence. Strategic college leaders are investigating the needs of their students and drawing on the strengths of their institutions…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Paying for College, Hunger
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Wolf, Thia; Loker, William M.; Ertle, Ellie; Justus, Zach; Kelly, April – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
The college years are meant to be transformative for traditional-aged students who come into university as adolescents and leave as emerging adults. Pedagogy can play an active role in moving students through this transition by providing "ritual" occasions for students to practice their emerging identities. Public Sphere Pedagogy…
Descriptors: College Students, Academic Persistence, Academic Achievement, Citizen Participation
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Bragg, Debra; McCambly, Heather; Durham, Brian – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
The newest student activist movement appears to be amplifying what some higher education practitioners have talked about for a long time: students of color have been granted access to an educational opportunity that was not as advertised, and the result is not good enough. Others are shining the spotlight on race, class, identity, and equity as…
Descriptors: Activism, Data, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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