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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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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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