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Untener, Joseph – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
In this article, the author talks about the need for sound policies to help faculty members balance family life with career issues. Many human-resource policies--for example, those governing conflicts of interest--can be developed almost independently of other policies and have a high degree of transferability from one campus to the next. A…
Descriptors: Leaves of Absence, Teacher Employment Benefits, Family Work Relationship, Women Faculty
Monastersky, Richard – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The 2008 presidential election has broken so many political barriers that historians may overlook one unusual fact: When Barack Obama takes the oath of office in January alongside his running mate, Joe Biden, it will be the first time that the president, the vice president, and both of their spouses have worked in higher education. Taken together,…
Descriptors: Presidents, Higher Education, College Faculty, Influences
Mattimore, Patrick – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
Last week the Board of Regents of the University of California tabled a faculty proposal to broaden the pool of applicants eligible for admission to the 10 campuses in the University of California system. The regents took the action to allow the university's new president, Mark G. Yudof, as well as regents who were uncertain about the proposal,…
Descriptors: Intelligence Tests, Achievement Tests, Governing Boards, College Admission
Neelakantan, Shailaja – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2008
The U.S. ambassador to India, in an interview with "The Chronicle" last week, criticized the opposition of some Indian government officials and politicians to legislation that would allow U.S. and other foreign universities to establish campuses or programs in the country. He spoke favorably, however, about India's willingness to take on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Scholarships, Student Exchange Programs, Interviews
Burd, Stephen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2002
Explores the divide among those who study higher education policy over whether preparation or money is the primary obstacle to college attendance for underprivileged students; federal policies could hinge on which side of the debate is favored. (EV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, College Attendance, College Preparation, Economically Disadvantaged
Leatherman, Courtney – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students has passed resolutions calling for reforms intended to improve the lives of graduate students, including increasing health care and making faculty and institutions accountable for better advising. Although the association is not dominated by union activists, the issue of collective…
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Administrative Policy, Collective Bargaining, Economic Climate
Burd, Stephen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
A top aide to Vice President Gore has been chosen to lead the U.S. Department of Education's effort to modernize delivery of financial aid to students and colleges. His office is the first federal government entity to be run as a "performance-based organization." Some fear he may politicize the office that lawmakers specified be led by a…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Management Systems
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
Miller, D. W. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1999
Critics feel education scholarship lacks rigor and a practical focus on achievement, wasting substantial resources. Research on effectiveness of educational reforms is often weak, inconclusive, or simply inadequate, and good scholarship may have little influence on classroom practice. Popular policies often persist despite strong research evidence…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, Educational Policy
McMillen, Liz – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1994
Scholarly interest in Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) has spread throughout the humanities, attracting the attention of historians of medicine, political scientists, sociologists, public health scholars, and anthropologists. Most theorists hope their research will aid in policymaking or change understanding of the epidemic. (MSE)
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Anthropology, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control
Hebel, Sara – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2000
Reports on the ideas of Clifford Adelman, senior analyst at the Department of Education's Office of Educational Research and Improvement, noting his iconoclastic approach; research on enrollment patterns, student assessment, and remedial education; and reports on college-attendance patterns, engineering education, and women. Critics point to…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Educational Change, Higher Education, Opinions
Schmidt, Peter – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
State legislatures' 1998 sessions have produced an array of new laws and programs intended to improve access to college: by overhauling higher education systems, particularly two-year colleges; creating or expanding scholarship programs; increasing appropriations substantially so public colleges can hold down tuition; and helping students avoid…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Government School Relationship, Higher Education, Legislators
Cordes, Colleen – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1998
Community-based research projects, a minute portion of the total amount government, industry, and foundations spend money on, are beginning to generate attention among policymakers because of their power to meet the needs of ordinary citizens, especially the disadvantaged. Currently, the incentives for researchers and institutions to pursue such…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Higher Education, Policy Formation
DeLoughry, Thomas J. – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1993
Officials from higher education, government, and industry are examining ways to create and maintain a nationwide computerized information network. Issues include the choice of technology, locus of responsibility, financial support, copyrights, and making the system useful for the majority of individuals. (MSE)
Descriptors: Copyrights, Higher Education, Information Networks, Information Systems
Shea, Christopher – Chronicle of Higher Education, 1994
A survey of 17,592 college students on 140 campuses indicates considerable alcohol abuse, which is adversely affecting the social and academic environment for nonabusers. Results also show variation by region, student age, and institution. The study suggested that students' drinking was not affected by differences in school policies. Some schools…
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, Age Differences, Alcohol Abuse, Black Colleges
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