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Johnson, David – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
There is a growing and inexplicable trend among professors to voluntarily fade into the online pedagogical background and allow someone--or something--to do the teaching for them. The professoriate should be concerned about three kinds of online courses that require minimal preparation: YouTube courses, PowerPoint courses, and publisher courses.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Online Courses, Video Technology, Computer Software
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Bañuelos, Nidia – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
In a 2017 speech at the Brookings Institute, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew a striking comparison between K-12 schools and ride share services. This idea--that education, like other consumer goods, improves through competition between providers--has been around a long time. Whenever existing schools fail to deliver what students, parents, or…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Higher Education, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis
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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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Prescott, Brian T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
This edition of "Playing the Numbers" reports on recent trends in a few key measures related to postsecondary education. Among the trends examined will be key issues of educational attainment, participation, and finance and affordability. Moreover, given the critical role of the states in the delivery of postsecondary education, it will…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gap
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Mestre, Jose P.; Herman, Geoffrey L.; Tomkin, Jonathan H.; West, Matthew – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
A science department on the campus of the University of Illinois has received numerous national awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The secret to their success? For nearly two decades, they have collaboratively used evidence-based instructional practices (EBIP) in their introductory level courses. Despite these successes and efforts…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
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Foote, Kathleen; Henderson, Charles; Knaub, Alexis; Dancy, Melissa; Beichner, Robert – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
The authors wrote this article to share a message of hope to change agents working in higher education. Even if change cannot happen right away, assembling a foundation of interested collaborators, waiting for the right time to act, and thinking of past failures as opportunities to build the groundwork can result in productive changes. Acting once…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Change Agents, Persistence, Educational Change
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Apple, Peggy L.; Whitney, Karen M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
When you become a a college president or chancellor, whether you like it or not, everyone close to you is part of your presidency. There are increasing numbers of presidents who are women, single, single and dating, single with children of various ages, divorced, cohabitating, parents of young/school-aged children, with no children, multiracial,…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Spouses, Family Work Relationship, Role
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Levesque-Bristol, Chantal; Maybee, Clarence; Parker, Loran Carleton; Zywicki, Craig; Connor, Cody; Flierl, Michael – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
U.S. colleges and universities are facing the challenges of eroding public confidence and financial support, along with high failure rates, especially at a time when increasing numbers of students are matriculating. The demographic profile of students going to college is also more diverse, with students coming from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning, Active Learning
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Carruth, Blair K. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Community colleges and universities have traditionally functioned independently, serving their respective markets and offering different programs and credentials. Growing populations and workforce needs have inspired institutions of higher education to challenge their traditional roles to provide added pathways and opportunities for students. One…
Descriptors: Educational Opportunities, Community Colleges, Labor Needs, College Role
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Mokher, Christine G.; Barnett, Elisabeth; Leeds, Daniel M.; Harris, Julie C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
There is nationwide concern about the number of high-school students who graduate unprepared to take college-level courses and students' lack of awareness of their college readiness. According to the Center for Community College Student Engagement (2016), 86 percent of community college students thought they were prepared academically for college,…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Educational Change, State Policy, High School Students
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Brown, Katie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
In today's economy, more than 80 percent of jobs require workers to have education or training beyond the high school level--making skills more important than ever before. However, this does not mean that employers are exclusively recruiting individuals with a four-year degree. In fact, since over half of all jobs today can be classified as…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Legislation
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Chupak, David; Weaver, Sandy; Bond, Lindsay Meyer – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
American colleges and universities serve more minors (i.e., children under the age of 18), than adults and traditional-age college students. Higher education institutions provide services and programs, such as childcare programs, youth-serving educational activities, and pre-college learning or employment. Campuses are open for transient visitors…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Child Welfare, College Programs, Ancillary School Services
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Kezar, Adrianna; Miller, Emily; Bernstein-Serra, Samantha; Holcombe, Elizabeth – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Many current science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives and projects aim to scale change and encourage more departments, units, and institutions to engage in the evidence-based teaching practices that enhance student learning and outcomes. The authors of this article examined change strategies and networking efforts in a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, STEM Education, Evidence Based Practice, Networks
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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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Poulin, Russell; Straut, Terri Taylor – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
There is a gap in understanding between legislators, governors, and other leaders and those who actually manage the distance learning operations on the nation's campuses. Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE) Cooperative Study of Educational Technologies (WCET) took a systematic approach to gauging the opinions of distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Change, Costs, Educational Finance
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