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Cipriano, Robert E.; Buller, Jeffrey L. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
There are two primary means to prevent the abuse of collegiality and transform it into a shield to protect the most vulnerable. First, colleges and universities should follow the examples of their peers by developing clear definitions of what types of behavior constitute collegiality and what types of activity are protected as academic freedom or…
Descriptors: Collegiality, College Faculty, Definitions, Academic Freedom
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Carlisle, Brian A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
"In loco parentis" refers to the legal responsibility of some person or organization to perform some of the functions or responsibilities of a parent. Though "in loco parentis" as a legal standard has not actually returned to the law of higher education, societal and especially parental expectations for institutions to act like…
Descriptors: Legal Responsibility, Higher Education, Expectation, Colleges
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Twigg, Carol A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
Throughout the 1990's, many people saw information technology as a silver bullet that could solve many of higher education's problems, among them the need to improve learning outcomes and control the ever-upward trajectory of higher education costs. The term "silver bullet" connotes a direct and effortless solution to a problem.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Mathematics Achievement, Computer Software, Mathematics Instruction
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Chapman, David W. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
Recently, Samford University was ranked 27th in the nation in a report released by "Forbes" magazine. In this article, the author relates how the people working at Samford University were surprised at its ranking. Although Samford is the largest privately institution in Alabama, its distinguished academic achievements aren't even…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Classification, Academic Achievement, Evaluation Criteria
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Witkowsky, Kathy – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
Long known as a college-football powerhouse, the University of Alabama (UA) is now considered a model for institutions seeking to maintain or boost their academic quality even as enrollments increase and budgets are squeezed. According to Carol Twigg, president of the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT), which has been a significant…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Introductory Courses, Algebra, Spanish