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Ewell, Peter T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
In the fall of 1981, author Peter Ewell, President Emeritus of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), moved to Boulder, Colorado to direct a project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Using Information on Student Outcomes to Improve Program Planning and Decision-Making." Before this point--not…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Higher Education, Educational History, Accountability
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Schneider, Carol Geary – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Liberal education has been, since the creation of the republic, America's "signature" higher learning curriculum. There have been three enduring purposes for a liberal education: (1) developing the powers of the mind; (2) cultivating an examined sense of responsibility to self and others; and (3) acquiring empowering knowledge--the kind…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, General Education, Higher Education, Student Development
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Hrabowski, Freeman A., III – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III is President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author most recently of "Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement" (2015). He chaired the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans and is an advisor on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Equal Education
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Bensimon, Estela Mara – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Equity, once viewed as racially divisive and associated with activism within social justice movements that academic purists disdained as advocacy work, is now being embraced on the academic scene. The author questions whether this embrace of equity signifies an embrace of its critical and anti-racist foundations or whether the proliferation of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Justice, Equal Education, Race
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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