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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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Romano, Richard M.; Eddy, Pamela L. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Historically, community colleges have promoted social mobility by providing access to higher education, especially for underrepresented groups. Because of their geographic availability, open admissions policy, and low cost, these colleges have expanded educational opportunity to millions of Americans, young and old. Recently, however, the emphasis…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Social Mobility, Measurement
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Miller, Emily R.; Fairweather, James S.; Slakey, Linda; Smith, Tobin; King, Tara – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
In 2011, the Association of American Universities (AAU) embarked on an ambitious effort to improve the instructional quality and effectiveness of undergraduate introductory Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) courses. The primary focus was on sustainable implementation of evidence-based methods of instruction in courses that…
Descriptors: Educational Change, STEM Education, Educational Quality, Undergraduate Students
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Broton, Katharine; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Some students from low-income families are unable to pay their college costs without experiencing material hardship. What they do to make ends meet (e.g., go hungry and homeless) inhibits learning and discourages persistence. Strategic college leaders are investigating the needs of their students and drawing on the strengths of their institutions…
Descriptors: College Students, Low Income Groups, Paying for College, Hunger
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Jones, Stan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Due to extensive research, we now know that in spite of extraordinary success in expanding access to American higher education over the last 60 years, far too little has been done to ensure that students complete college, even when they take 50 percent more time to complete the degree than full-time attendance should require. Obstacles to success…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Graduation, Educational Attainment, Higher 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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Linderman, Donna; Kolenovic, Zineta – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Despite enrolling almost half of all undergraduate students in the United States, community colleges have struggled for decades with low degree-completion rates. CUNY community colleges struggle with the challenge of low completion rates even when the degree timetable is expanded. According to the CUNY Office of Institutional Research and…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Rate, Associate Degrees, Student Financial Aid
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Mlyn, Eric – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
The civic mission of American colleges and universities has received renewed attention over the last decade. From the "engaged campus" designation now offered by the Carnegie Endowment for the Advancement of Teaching to the growth of Campus Compact (from 782 institutional members in 2000 to 1150 in 2012) to major institutional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizen Participation, College Students, Colleges
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Lagemann, Ellen Condliffe – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
The Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), which is a part of the Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York, is a prison program that operates a full liberal arts program leading to both AA and BA degrees. The students are convicted felons who are serving relatively long sentences for serious, often violent, crimes. They tend to be in their…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Higher Education, College Admission, Skill Development
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Rhodes, Terrel L. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
People are inundated with technology on campuses and in their lives. Students are increasingly technology savvy, expecting faculty and administrators to function comfortably within the digital world. They have responded by using technology more and more in teaching and learning. In this article, the author focuses on one such use--student…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Undergraduate Study, Campuses, Evaluation
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Klein, Shira; Armillas-Tiseyra, Magali; Kuerbis, Alexis – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
"Cross-disciplinary" has become a buzzword in academia. Here the authors offer a student-based perspective on the benefits of cross-disciplinary discussion, based on their experience in New York University's Graduate Forum. Founded ten years ago by Catharine Stimpson, then dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Science (GSAS), the forum…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Interdisciplinary Approach, Student Research, Student Experience
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Pellow, James P.; Anand, Brij – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
With "greening" projects dotting the landscape of higher education across the nation, it is encouraging to witness the commitment of many colleges and universities to helping secure the future environmental viability of the nation. The challenges that come with this commitment, however, are not insignificant. A comprehensive…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Metropolitan Areas, Public Agencies, Higher Education
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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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Guarasci, Richard; Lieberman, Devorah – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
The strategic, systemic, and encompassing evolution of a college or university spans a number of years, and the vagaries of economic cycles inevitably catch transforming institutions in mid-voyage. "Sustaining Transformation: Resiliency in Hard Times" presents a study of Wagner College as it moves into its second decade of purposeful…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Climate, Adjustment (to Environment), Self Evaluation (Groups)