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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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Delaney, Jennifer A.; Kearney, Tyler D.; Hemenway, Bradley – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
As tuition levels rise, predictability is an increasingly important consideration of college financing. In this article, the authors explore contemporary policy tools intended to enhance tuition predictability. They specifically consider guaranteed tuition plans. The authors begin their discussion by considering the prevalence of guaranteed…
Descriptors: Tuition, At Risk Students, Educational Policy, Student Costs
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Bragg, Debra; McCambly, Heather; Durham, Brian – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
The newest student activist movement appears to be amplifying what some higher education practitioners have talked about for a long time: students of color have been granted access to an educational opportunity that was not as advertised, and the result is not good enough. Others are shining the spotlight on race, class, identity, and equity as…
Descriptors: Activism, Data, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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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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Goltz, Sonia M.; Hietapelto, Amy B. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Gender equity in education has certainly improved since the 1960s, when women faced barriers such as quotas limiting their numbers. Indeed, in recent years, women have surpassed men in their persistence and success as college students: They now receive about 60 percent of bachelor's degrees. But even though women now have full access to education,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sex Fairness, Females, College Faculty
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Marcus, Jon – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
In July 2012, the executive doctoral class of 2013 from the University of Pennsylvania's Higher Education Management Program in the Graduate School of Education conducted a study of higher education in Ireland. The international study, an important component of the executive doctoral program, mirrored and built on research completed by Joni Finney…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Higher Education, Doctoral Programs
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Rhoades, Gary – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
In this article, the author addresses questions about the future of faculty unions, business models, and the academy by providing some current and historical context regarding the causes of and conflicts about faculty unions. He also reviews trends in college and university management over the past three decades, using California, Ohio, and…
Descriptors: Unions, College Faculty, Futures (of Society), Conflict
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Doyle, William R. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
Stateline.org recently called this recession the worst in 50 years for state budgets. As has been the case in past economic downturns, higher education looks to be particularly hard hit. Funds from the American Recovery and Relief Act may have postponed some of the difficulty for many colleges and universities, but the outlook for public higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Climate, Economic Impact, Student Financial Aid
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Doyle, William R.; Delaney, Jennifer A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
Like the rest of the economy, higher education is suffering the effects of this recession. This article shows year-to-year changes in higher education budgets over the last forty years, a cycle that can be fairly called a roller coaster. In separate work, the authors modeled the shape of this cycle and found that budget analyst Harold Hovey's…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Expenditures, Budgets, Economic Climate
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Hunter, Gina; Abelmann, Nancy; Cain, Timothy Reese; McDonough, Tim; Prendergast, Catherine – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2008
This article describes the Ethnography of the University Initiative (EUI), a six-year-old cross-campus program at the University of Illinois that offers students the opportunity to conduct original ethnographic and archival research on their own institutions and supports faculty who guide that research. It helps the researchers and faculty…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Research, Ethnography, Institutional Research