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Summit, Jennifer – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Today's college graduates are entering an interconnected world in which globalization will affect nearly every facet of their lives. In turn, college and university mission statements increasingly include the intent to educate "global citizens" among their fundamental commitments. Yet U.S. students' global knowledge and understanding…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Global Approach, College Graduates, Blended Learning
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Rutz, Carol; Condon, William; Iverson, Ellen R.; Manduca, Cathryn A.; Willett, Gudrun – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
This study takes a step back from the undergraduate classroom to address faculty development, a phenomenon that ranges from general orientation sessions for new teachers to occasional brown bag lunches; reading groups; informal and program-based workshops; and more formal ones on pedagogy, assessment, and more. The tacit assumption underlying them…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Graduate Students, Doctoral Programs, Teacher Education
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Kuh, George D.; Kinzie, Jillian; Schuh, John H.; Whitt, Elizabeth J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
A few years ago, in "Student Success in College (SSiC)," the authors profiled twenty colleges and universities that were unusually effective in fostering student engagement and success, defined as better-than-predicted scores on the National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) and better-than-predicted graduation rates. These schools are…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Human Capital, Academic Achievement, Colleges
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Atwood, Megan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
Finding an academic program that caters to children's literature is hard. Many people consider children's literature no more sophisticated than its audience--an arena for those who cannot hack it either as writers or as teachers of adult literature. This author, however, found a new program--a "low residency program"--at Hamline…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Creative Writing, Masters Degrees, Fine Arts
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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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Farr, Cecilia Konchar; Cavallaro, Joanne; Civil, Gabrielle; Cochrane, Susan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
Publishing is the sleeping beast that faculty at college like the College of St. Catherine, a 5,000-student women's college in Minnesota's Twin Cities, have tiptoed around for years. Here, as in many institutions devoted to undergraduate teaching, professors could once amble undisturbed along the promotion path equipped only with pedagogical…
Descriptors: Collegiality, College Faculty, Faculty Publishing, Faculty Promotion