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Cooper, John E. C. – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2019
The examination of a mid-18th-century biography about a significant developer of Ojibwe and Cree-based syllabics is the starting point for an interrogation of socio-historical cultural cohesion in Canada. The textual creole of syllabics, used widely in business and commerce, provides clues to the dynamics of cross-cultural linguistics. In this…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Social Integration, Creoles, Foreign Countries
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Turner, Ralph Lamar; Gassaway, Carol – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2019
Although MOOCs have not lived up to previously breathless predictions of disruption, they have had an outsized influence on university administrators who see online learning as a "savior solution" for ever-shrinking budgets. Despite lower student persistent rates, faculty skepticism, and burdensome faculty workloads, the general public…
Descriptors: Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Sun, Qi – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter presents mindfulness relaxation activities used in a first-year seminar, discusses Eastern ancient meditation methods as alternative Western contemplative inquiry, and suggests teaching practices in adult and higher education for holistic education and well-being.
Descriptors: Metacognition, First Year Seminars, Western Civilization, Teaching Methods
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Behmer, Philomena M. – New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
This chapter describes a meditative embodied yoga approach to teaching and learning anatomy and physiology in both higher education and in yoga teacher training and how teaching in one setting has influenced teaching in the other.
Descriptors: Metacognition, Physical Activities, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes
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Birx, Donald L. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter discusses the overhaul of Plymouth State University using a framework of integration in all matters of decision-making. This is an example of whole system reorganization where traditional independent structures have been replaced by integrated structures representing new ways of working together and integral experiences for students.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Educational Change, Decision Making
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Sleasman, Brent C. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter provides insight into the challenges facing higher education and provides a rationale for redesign along with effective strategies and management approaches, based upon the case study experience of Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, Ohio.
Descriptors: Church Related Colleges, Theological Education, Higher Education, Case Studies
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Quinn, Laurie; Hawley, Katie; Laackman, Donald J. – New Directions for Higher Education, 2019
This chapter illustrates the pivotal influence of culture in reinvention initiatives in higher education, based upon the experience of Champlain College in Burlington, Vermont.
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Higher Education, Cultural Influences
European University Association, 2019
Higher education stakeholders are increasingly aware of the need for systematic continuous professional development opportunities for university teachers. This report reflects the outcomes of the work of European University Association's (EUA) Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on "Continuous development of teaching…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, Faculty Development, Professional Continuing Education, Higher Education
European University Association, 2019
The evaluation of learning and teaching is one central activity through which universities monitor the fitness-for-purpose of their education provision. This paper represents the outcomes of the work carried out by the European University Association (EUA) Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on "Evaluation of learning and…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Program Evaluation
Back, Christine J.; Hsin, JD S. – Congressional Research Service, 2019
The last several years have seen renewed debate over the role that race plays in higher education--a debate over "affirmative action." The report first considers "affirmative action" in its original sense: the "mandatory" race-conscious measures that the federal courts have imposed on "de jure" segregated…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Equal Protection, Higher Education, Federal Courts
Kristoffersen, Dorte – Council for Higher Education Accreditation, 2019
The world of higher education has been changing rapidly over the last 30 years with the move to mass education due to the needs of the knowledge economy for an appropriately skilled labour force and driven by continuous advances in technology. The purpose of this publication is to provide an overview of how quality assurance (QA) bodies are…
Descriptors: Quality Assurance, Accountability, Foreign Countries, Accreditation (Institutions)
Mansfeld, Iain – Higher Education Policy Institute, 2019
Most previous research on grammar schools has focused narrowly on eligibility for Free School Meals as a measure of disadvantage. But with 45% of pupils at grammar schools coming from families with below median incomes, a broader consideration of the impact of grammar schools on social mobility is necessary. The evidence suggests that grammar…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Higher Education, Selective Admission, Disadvantaged Youth
Hegji, Alexandra – Congressional Research Service, 2019
Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA; P.L. 89-329), as amended, authorizes programs that provide financial assistance to students to attend certain institutions of higher education (IHEs). In academic year (AY) 2016-2017, 6,760 institutions were classified as Title IV eligible IHEs. Of these IHEs eligible to participate in Title IV programs,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Student Financial Aid
Warren, Paul – Public Policy Institute of California, 2019
As postsecondary education has become increasingly important to California's economy and quality of life, the state has been considering how best to meet student and workforce needs over the long term. State leaders recognize that coordination across educational sectors is crucial to addressing these needs. The now-defunct California Postsecondary…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Coordination, Educational Planning, Statewide Planning
Miller, Gary; Benke, Meg; Chaloux, Bruce; Ragan, Lawrence C.; Schroeder, Raymond; Smutz, Wayne; Swan, Karen – Online Learning Consortium, 2019
Written by pioneers in the field of online learning, "Leading the e-Learning Transformation of Higher Education" is a professional text that offers insights and guidance to the rising generation of leaders in the field of higher education. It explains how to integrate online learning into an institution during a period of rapid social…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Educational Change, Higher Education, Distance Education
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