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Kidder, Jeffrey L.; Binder, Amy J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
Released in the wake of postwar concerns over European totalitarianism, "Higher Education for American Democracy" offered a blueprint for a more socially inclusive college experience--one that could help bolster informed and thoughtful civic participation throughout the nation. Much of the six-volume report commissioned by President…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Activism, College Students
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Nielsen, Kelly; Hamilton, Laura T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
According to the authors of "Higher Education for American Democracy," the role of education in a democratic society "is not merely to meet the demands of the present" but to "serve as an instrument of social transition" (p. 6). A democratic university should be a living model of democracy that could embody the civic…
Descriptors: Democracy, Higher Education, Reports, Educational History
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Shermer, Elizabeth Tandy – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
There was a lot of talk about both the fate of American democracy and American higher education in 2021, but not much consideration about how the two were deeply intertwined. The 1947 report "Higher Education for American Democracy" showed awareness of how race, sex, class, and religious discrimination thwarted the talents and ambitions…
Descriptors: Democracy, Higher Education, Educational History, Veterans
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Ris, Ethan W. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
How can the Truman Commission report be read 75 years after its release? Why should anybody care about it? What is this thing, anyway? The most compelling way to read "Higher Education for American Democracy" is as a visionary and progressive statement of the public purposes of American higher education. In so many ways, the report reads…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Democracy, Reports, Educational History
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Mendoza, Pilar – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic, the climate and refugee crises, and the global supply chain disruption, among others, have exemplified the high level of planetary connectedness the world endures today, making the phrase "we are all in this together" an undeniable fact. A joint statement from the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, International Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Higher Education
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Conrad, Clifton; Lundberg, Todd – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
Despite decades of conversations about student engagement, student success is rarely measured in terms of the capabilities of students to learn with, from, and for others--what Clifton Conrad and Todd Lundberg define as collaborative learning. From their perspective, positioning individual learning as the cornerstone of a college education falls…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Study, Minority Serving Institutions, Educational Practices
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Harkavy, Ira; Hodges, Rita A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
Higher education's response in the early days of the pandemic would seem to confirm that universities, particularly research universities, are a preeminent institution in societies throughout the world. Authors from around the world told a story of local partnerships and the benefits that accrue to both the community and university, including…
Descriptors: Higher Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Research Universities
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Eynon, Bret; Bass, Randall; Iuzzini, Jonathan; Gambino, Laura M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
While research has generated abundant insight into effective professional learning methods, the field continues to suffer from a lack of systemic approaches. In response, a group of national professional learning leaders recently developed a framework that links proven professional learning methods to the strategic priorities of higher education…
Descriptors: Systems Approach, Higher Education, Evidence Based Practice, College Students
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Sahadevan, Salil – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
Rationality is the cornerstone of our mainstream education. However, in varying degrees, we use intuition in our daily lives. According to Carl Jung (1921/2016), intuition is one of four major functions of the human mind, along with sensation, thinking, and feeling. If there is a domain of intuition, education should develop it as a complementary…
Descriptors: Intuition, College Students, Skill Development, Thinking Skills
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Pulvermacher, Alice; Kallio, Sandra – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
In this article, the authors discuss how a system change framework was developed to change the way a school system worked for students. Decades of reports documented inequitable placement into and completion of remedial mathematics in the University of Wisconsin System (UW System). Incoming "undecided" students often enrolled in college…
Descriptors: Educational Change, School Culture, Cooperation, Models
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Bowers, Pam; Chen, Helen L.; O'Donnell, Ken; Parnell, Amelia – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2022
Traditional student information systems were designed primarily to collect and manage records of course enrollment and credit hours earned, as well as other data elements needed to monitor each student's progress to graduation. Now, institutions want to monitor and improve the quality and equity of students' learning experiences in courses and the…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Data Collection, Data Use, School Policy
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Prescott, Brian T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2021
The pandemic's impact on enrollment is best documented by timely reports issued by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. Their reporting as of December 2020 showed that overall enrollment in fall 2020 declined by about 2.5%, although it was down more among undergraduates, about 3.6%. While students from all racial/ethnic groups had…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Enrollment Management, Educational Planning
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Majorana, Jennifer C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2021
As institutions closed down in mid-March 2020, international students struggled with the decision of whether to stay or go back to their home countries, facing unpredictability in both scenarios. Department of Education guidance excluded international students from Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act relief, and federal guidelines…
Descriptors: International Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Lingenfelter, Paul E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2021
Performance budgeting strategies have failed to realize the aspirations of their advocates for nearly 50 years. Performance budgeting underperforms because it is too simple a solution for complex problems. It overestimates the power of monetary incentives. Where improved performance can be easily achieved, it spends money where it is not needed.…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Educational Finance, Performance, Incentives
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Pelletier, Kathe; Hutt, Chris – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2021
Digital transformation (Dx) refers to a series of deep and coordinated culture, workforce, and technology shifts that enable new educational and operating models and transform an institution's business model, strategic directions, and value proposition. Dx initiatives on many campuses are anchored in student success goals. As a result of this…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Change, Faculty Advisers, College Students
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