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Hrabowski, Freeman A., III – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Freeman A. Hrabowski, III is President of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author most recently of "Holding Fast to Dreams: Empowering Youth from the Civil Rights Crusade to STEM Achievement" (2015). He chaired the President's Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for African Americans and is an advisor on…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Equal Education
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Bensimon, Estela Mara – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Equity, once viewed as racially divisive and associated with activism within social justice movements that academic purists disdained as advocacy work, is now being embraced on the academic scene. The author questions whether this embrace of equity signifies an embrace of its critical and anti-racist foundations or whether the proliferation of…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Social Justice, Equal Education, Race
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Schneider, Carol Geary – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Liberal education has been, since the creation of the republic, America's "signature" higher learning curriculum. There have been three enduring purposes for a liberal education: (1) developing the powers of the mind; (2) cultivating an examined sense of responsibility to self and others; and (3) acquiring empowering knowledge--the kind…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, General Education, Higher Education, Student Development
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Levine, Arthur – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
The United States is undergoing a transformation from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, information economy. The result is profound, accelerating, and unremitting change--demographic, economic, technological and global--which is disrupting the lives of many Americans. The result is that Americans will need upskilling and…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, College Students, Knowledge Economy
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Ewell, Peter T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
In the fall of 1981, author Peter Ewell, President Emeritus of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems (NCHEMS), moved to Boulder, Colorado to direct a project funded by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation entitled "Using Information on Student Outcomes to Improve Program Planning and Decision-Making." Before this point--not…
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Higher Education, Educational History, Accountability
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McDade, Sharon A.; Dowdall, Jean A.; Polonio, Narcisa A.; Hamos, Andrea Warren – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
As the higher education leadership landscape has become more complicated, particularly through retirements, there is greater difficulty in finding the best candidates for non-presidential positions, which has resulted in more facilitated searches. Candidate recruitment is the most visible work, but equally important is managing, enhancing, and…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Search Strategies, Search Committees (Personnel), Recruitment
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Maimon, Elaine P. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Reform in American higher education depends on recognizing freshman courses as the foundation of higher-order thinking and learning. These courses must be recognized for their intellectual significance and their inherent possibilities for multi-disciplinary scholarship. The Maimon Hierarchical Fallacy is a phrase coined by Elaine Maimon to refer…
Descriptors: Introductory Courses, Required Courses, Classification, Doctoral Programs
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Kezar, Adrianna – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Adrianna Kezar recently sat down with Chancellor Tim White of the California State University system to discuss, among many other things, the newly released California State Graduation Initiative and what it will take to enact it. The key commitments of the initiative are: (1) hire more tenure-track faculty; (2) develop engaged advising; (3) solve…
Descriptors: Success, Interviews, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Policy
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Benjamin, Roger – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
In this article, the author argues first, that critical-thinking skills do exist independent of disciplinary thinking skills and are not compromised by interaction effects with the major; and second, that standardized tests (e.g., the Collegiate Learning Assessment, or CLA, which is his example throughout the article) are the best way to measure…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Critical Thinking, Standardized Tests, Evaluation Methods
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McTighe Musil, Caryn – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
In a September 2013 interview, Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu--whose passion for public service is manifested in differing ways and from two dramatically different generational standpoints--discussed insights from their co-authored book, "Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service (2013)." Septuagenarian Tom…
Descriptors: Public Service, Service Learning, Citizen Participation, Interviews
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Ehrenberg, Ronald G. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
After receiving his PhD in 1970, the author has spent almost 30 years conducting research on the economics of higher education, chairing faculty budget committees at Cornell, serving as a Cornell vice president and then as a trustee of both Cornell and SUNY, and being associated with innumerable national commissions and higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Colleges, Educational Finance, Research Universities
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Hall, James C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Ask a college administrator about students and risk management, and you're likely to get a quick and agitated speech about alcohol consumption and bad behavior or a meditation on mental health and campus safety. But in colleges and universities, we manage intellectual risk-taking too. Bring that up, and you'll probably get little out of that same…
Descriptors: Risk Management, College Programs, College Curriculum, Prerequisites
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Smith, Burck – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Since online learning burst on the scene in the late 1990s, predictions of traditional higher education's obsolescence and disruption have been steady fare in the trade and popular media. This time the change is shaping up to be more profound than most had envisioned. As alternatives to the degree system (and the accreditation/financial…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, Educational Trends, Electronic Learning
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Lovett, Clara M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
In his 2008 bestseller, "The Post-American World," Fareed Zakaria argued that the most significant development of the early 21st century is not, as others have predicted, the inevitable decline of the United States as the world's super-power but rather "the rise of the rest." In subsequent works, Zakaria and many others,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Access to Education, Capacity Building
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Callan, Patrick – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
At a time of devastating reductions to state appropriations for higher education, it is tempting to attribute performance problems that have been accumulating for years and even decades to the resultant financial stress. But the problems of performance predate the Great Recession. Well before its onset, American higher education was…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Demography, State Aid, Financial Problems
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