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Bataille, Gretchen M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Bringing international students to study at U.S. campuses is increasingly viewed as the best option to globalize the campus, yet the United States lags behind other countries in providing opportunities for international students, particularly at the undergraduate level. Although the one million international students studying in the United States…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, School Choice
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Finkelstein, Martin J.; Conley, Valerie Martin; Schuster, Jack H. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
In the past few decades, especially since the 2008-09 economic downturn, the faculty of American colleges and universities has undergone a far-reaching transformation. Multiple factors, mainly extraneous to the campus itself, are reshaping higher education, and as a result a reprioritizing of the internal allocation of resources is occurring. The…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Change, Teacher Role, Socialization
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Sandeen, Cathy – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
This article provides a brief history of massive open online courses (MOOCs), a snapshot of the rapidly evolving issue of credit recognition, and the integration of MOOCs into traditional degree programs, like the Gates Foundation-funded MOOCs-For-Credit Research Project. The article notes that MOOCs have accelerated innovation, especially in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Class Size
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Finkelstein, Martin; Cummings, William – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
This study focuses on aspects of the Changing Academic Profession survey of 2007-08 that describe the place of faculty in their institutions. The authors examine the following aspects of institutional life: (1) the faculty role in institutional governance; (2) who evaluates their teaching and research; (3) the locus of their loyalties as between…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Academic Rank (Professional), Teaching Conditions
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Brown, Roger – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
Although many of the recommendations in "A Test of Leadership: Charting the Future of U.S. Higher Education" (the Spellings Commission report) have still to be implemented, policy makers' insistence that American colleges and universities measure student learning outcomes in a way that permits comparisons seems unlikely to go away. Nor…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Institutional Autonomy, Academic Standards, Quality Control
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Wolf, Alison – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
The College Board has just published a "Wake-up Call to the American People and American Educators." In a report entitled "Coming to Our Senses," it argues that this "nation's dominant position in the world order is at great risk.... Across the globe, leaders have put their faith in education. They understand that economic…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Labor Market, College Graduates, Developing Nations