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Witham, Keith; Chase, Megan; Bensimon, Estela Mara; Hanson, Debbie; Longanecker, David – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Since President Obama declared college completion a national priority, many states have set ambitious goals to increase college-going and degree completion. But as was suggested in an earlier "Change" article, "We Have Goals, Now What?" (November/December 2012), this is only the first stage of reform. For states to reach those…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy
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Prescott, Brian T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
In 2004 Colorado passed legislation enacting the nation's first voucher-based approach to financing higher education, known as the College Opportunity Fund (COF). The work of an unusual coalition that included higher education leaders, generally conservative policymakers, and others, COF completely replaced the traditional approach of subsidizing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Vouchers, Enrollment Trends, Fees
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Wieman, Carl; Perkins, Katherine; Gilbert, Sarah – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
There are countless reports stressing the economic and societal benefits to be gained from improved science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education for all students. Although there is extensive research on alternative teaching methods that increase student learning and are practical to implement, the combined efforts of federal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Research Universities, Educational Innovation
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O'Nell, Robert M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
The University of Colorado's Ward Churchill is but the latest in a long line of professors whose volatile statements have created controversy for themselves and their universities. Specific personnel matters in the case have been meticulously addressed in Boulder, but several larger questions have been curiously neglected. One might well ask, for…
Descriptors: Constitutional Law, Academic Freedom, College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes
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Jacobs, James – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
In 2005, Colorado lawmakers radically changed the state's higher education funding system. Until this point Colorado, like other states, had supported higher education by appropriating operating revenues to the institutions and providing some financial aid to low-income students. But in 2005, instead of giving the state's general funds for…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Education, State Programs, Educational Vouchers
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Minnich, Elizabeth – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2006
A national movement that claims its purpose is to protect academic freedom and intellectual diversity is beginning to take root in several states. A state legislative panel begins investigating whether Pennsylvania's public colleges and universities are indoctrinating students in left-wing ideology. Student monitors on a campus in Colorado tell…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Bias, Scholarship, Evaluative Thinking