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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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Castleman, Ben; Page, Lindsay – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)--which students must complete to qualify for most federal, state, and institutional financial aid--is a gateway to college through which many students must pass, particularly those from low- to moderate-income households (King, 2004; Kofoed, 2013). Yet given the complexity of the…
Descriptors: Student Loan Programs, Student Financial Aid, Financial Aid Applicants, Federal Aid
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Gillian-Daniel, Donald L.; Kraemer, Sara B. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Disparities in academic achievement between students who are under-represented minorities, the first in their families to go to college, and/or low income and their more privileged peers affects students from kindergarten through college. Inequities throughout their education, as well as other causes affect the ability of high school graduates to…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Achievement Gap, Intervention, Disproportionate Representation
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Methvin, Patrick; Markham, Paul N. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
A startling number of students arrive at the doors of colleges and universities lacking the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed there. If given the proper tools and supports, the great majority of these students would be able to achieve their goals in and outside of the classroom. But most of them are shuttled off to developmental…
Descriptors: Remedial Programs, Developmental Programs, Academic Support Services, Alignment (Education)
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Baum, Sandy; McPherson, Michael S. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
The world of higher education is a world of sorting, selecting, and ranking--on both sides of the market. Colleges select students to recruit and then to admit; students choose where to apply and which offer to accept. The sorting process that gets the most attention is in the higher reaches of the market, where it is not too much to say that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Admission, Access to Education, Scaling
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Smith, Virginia B. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education and the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning have awarded David Spence, its 2006 Virginia B. Smith Award for Innovative Leadership in Higher Education. Mr. Spence is formerly executive vice chancellor and chief academic officer of the California State University system and now…
Descriptors: Interviews, Awards, Leadership, College Preparation
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Wellman, Jane – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
The article discusses the student credit hour (SCH). The author begins with a rethinking of the basic unit of measurement in American higher education--the SCH. The credit hour was developed at the turn of the 20th century as a measure of student time in the classroom: one hour per week in class for one semester equalled one SCH. The credit hour…
Descriptors: Degree Requirements, Credits, Graduation, Content Validity
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Fields, Cheryl – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
This article reports on the plight of undocumented immigrant students in the United States. Fights have been waged in various state legislatures over the past few years concerning whether undocumented immigrant students should be able to benefit from in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities. But a story in The Wall Street Journal…
Descriptors: Undocumented Immigrants, Public Colleges, Tuition, Student Financial Aid