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Maranto, Robert – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
Although controversial, political correctness in higher education is an under-studied phenomenon. Empirical research suggests that higher education's liberal dominance has little impact on the grades of conservative undergraduates. Yet political correctness does affect professors and their research in ways that hinder the ability to seek truth…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Universities, Political Attitudes, Politics of Education
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Danilowicz, Bret; Judge, Rebecca; Hanson, Janet; Hughes, Sherri; Sundberg, Lori – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
A typology of budget-driven program reviews is categorized by two variables: the locus of responsibility and the timing of the review. When a budget-driven program review is first implemented during a crisis, the range of financial and administrative options are high, yet buy-in and match to mission are low. When a budget-driven program review is…
Descriptors: Budgets, Program Evaluation, Institutional Mission, Classification
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Carlisle, Deborah L.; Weaver, Gabriela C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
The authors research describe the complementary roles of centers as a combination of disruption and stabilization to show how they provide balance to reform efforts. They discovered that STEM [science, technology, engineering, and math] Education Centers (SECs) often had a disruptive influence and that Centers for Teaching and Learning (CTLs) had…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, STEM Education, Educational Change, Educational Innovation
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Elrod, Susan; Whitehead, Lorne; Huber, Mary Taylor – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
Colleges and universities are under increasing pressure to focus on diversity and inclusion to increase access, close equity gaps, and increase completion rates. Reaching these goals--and others central to institutional missions--requires collective efforts by faculty, staff, administrators, and students. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to…
Descriptors: Universities, Institutional Mission, Educational Improvement, Scholarship
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Crazy Bull, Cheryl; Lindquist, Cynthia; Burns, Raymond; Vermillion, Laurel; McDonald, Leander – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
Tribal Colleges and Universities fulfill the vision of tribal higher education that is rooted in cultural knowledge and builds tribal nations. Indigenous cultural knowledge and practices are essential to building the health and wellness of tribal communities. Tribal Colleges and Universities play a critical role educating a skilled workforce in…
Descriptors: Tribally Controlled Education, Universities, Tribal Sovereignty, Culturally Relevant Education
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Hora, Matthew T.; Newman, Rena Yehuda; Hemp, Robert; Brandon, Jasmine; Wu, Yi-Jung – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
While debate continues about how to define and measure employability, most accounts revolve around a deceptively simple idea--whether or not a person obtains a job depends on their acquiring certain skills and attributes in college that are desired by employers in the labor market. The narrative advanced by this perspective raises two critical…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Well Being, Education Work Relationship
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Sherman, Jane; Shea, Patricia – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
Interstate Passport is a program that serves a national network of member institutions and states to facilitate block transfer of lower-division general education attainment based on student learning outcomes rather than on specific courses and credits. A student who is awarded a Passport for completing the general education courses specified by…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Transfer Policy, Interstate Programs, Minority Group Students
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Johnson, Gina; Appel, Sara – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
Since June 22, 1944, when the Servicemen's Readjustment Act, more commonly known as the GI Bill of Rights, was signed into law, colleges and universities in the United States have been asked to open their doors to military veterans. Today there is interest by policy makers and veteran groups in better understanding this special subset of college…
Descriptors: College Students, Military Personnel, Veterans Education, Student Needs
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Bensimon, Estela Mara – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
There is no shortage of documentation that racial inequality is coursing freely through every artery of higher education. We are endlessly studying data reports that show Black, Latinx, and Indigenous students stuck at the lowest percentile of representation and achievement, from admissions to elite institutions to low graduation rates at the…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, College Students, Minority Group Students, Achievement Gap
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McNair, Tia Brown; Ford, Eric N.; Smith, J. Goosby – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
The case for racial equity in higher education cannot be made in isolation from the communities in which our institutions reside. Building a racial equity ecosystem will lead to challenges, triumphs, and many lessons learned from community partnerships and community voices. The practice of racial equity requires a clear understanding of the local…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Racial Bias, Higher Education, Social Justice
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Pendakur, Vijay – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
As higher education settles into the 21st century, the industry is facing numerous tensions and potentially significant disruptions. From enrollment shortfalls to graduation challenges to a crisis of relevance in core curricula, the industry is being asked to transform on several fronts. One of those important transformations must be a fundamental…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Personnel Services, Equal Education, Educational Change
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Espinosa, Lorelle L.; Mitchell, Ted – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
Early last year, the American Council on Education (ACE) released a comprehensive volume on the state of race and ethnicity in higher education. Borrowing from the findings of this volume, the authors highlight persistent equity gaps and observations for the field.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Racial Bias, Ethnicity, Racial Differences
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Cole, Eddie R. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
College presidents are important administrators who are frequently expected to address the public when racism occurs on college campuses. However, journalists and administrators often react to events and implement initiatives without understanding the broader context surrounding racial incidents. On historically White campuses, college presidents'…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Racial Bias, Administrator Role, Educational History
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Bensimon, Estela Mara; Gray, James – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
In order to teach Black, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other racially minoritized students with fidelity, professors must develop racial literacy. Hiring practices adversely affect the ability to teach Black, Latinx, Native American, Asian, and other racially minoritized students. Professors developing a critical race conscious lens provide…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Minority Group Students, Knowledge Level, Teacher Competencies
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Castillo-Montoya, Milagros – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2020
Equity-minded teaching entails intellectual and emotional labor that can create challenges and tensions for the instructors as well as the students. Equity-minded teaching requires problematizing disciplinary norms that center and uphold white, patriarchal, middle- and upper-class norms. This article discusses some of these challenges and tensions…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Teaching Methods, Identification (Psychology), Minority Group Students
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