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Williams, Lee Burdette – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
A diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder is, in many ways, both the terminus and the beginning of a journey for families and educators. It is such an individual and enigmatic diagnosis that appropriate accommodations are exceedingly difficult to standardize. It is, however, a campus population that is growing each year (Pinder-Amaker, 2014, p.…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, Inclusion, Accessibility (for Disabled)
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Johnson McPhail, Christine – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
This article examines traditional organizational structures of community colleges and how traditional hierarchical structures influence delivery of programs and services. The point is to reveal ways in which community colleges can change organizational structures to more effectively implement key reform and student success efforts through a…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Academic Achievement
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Craig, Ryan – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
The skills gap--the gap between postsecondary education's production of educated graduates and what employers say they need--has become a top economic priority. Surveys report increasing dissatisfaction among students and employers. Students are upset because fewer than 20 percent of graduating seniors have job offers before graduation. And…
Descriptors: Career Development, Minimum Competencies, Job Skills, Outcomes of Education
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Steele, Patricia; Erisman, Wendy – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
One in six American adults--approximately 30-35 million individuals--were at one time enrolled in college but did not complete a degree or certificate. Higher education in the 21st century faces a series of changes with respect to college completion that require a shift in institutional culture and processes. Many colleges are responding to this…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Stopouts, Adult Students, College Credits
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Swing, Randy L.; Ross, Leah Ewing – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
A new vision for institutional research is urgently needed if colleges and universities are to achieve their institutional missions, goals, and purposes. The authors advocate for a move away from the traditional service model of institutional research to an institutional research function via a federated network model or matrix network model. When…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Models, Postsecondary Education, Decision Making
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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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Finley, Ashley – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
For over a decade, the national Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP) project has promoted the idea that well-being is an essential outcome of college students' learning and civic engagement. The project emphasizes the full promise of a liberal education: to be liberally educated is to possess the complex skills and abilities necessary for…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Students, Liberal Arts, Skill Development
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Dowell, David A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
In 2014, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) received the national award from the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) for Excellence and Innovation in Student Success and Completion, recognizing record high graduation rates with a diverse student population, significantly above comparable institutions.…
Descriptors: State Universities, Graduation Rate, Educational Quality, School Holding Power
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Schmid, Megan E.; Gillian-Daniel, Donald L.; Kraemer, Sara; Kueppers, Mark – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
The achievement gap, disparities in the academic achievement of marginalized students (e.g., underrepresented minority, first generation in their family to attend college, and low socio-economic status undergraduate students) relative to their non-minority peers is a pervasive problem in higher education. It impacts student access to the major and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Faculty Development, Minority Group Students, Disproportionate Representation
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Swett, Denise – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Technology resources play an integral part in college students achieving their academic goals, and yet higher education is often behind in adopting the most appropriate contemporary technology. Just over three-quarters of Gen Z students believe that their online experiences will help them achieve academic success, and more than half say they like…
Descriptors: School Orientation, Educational Technology, Technology Integration, Online Courses
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Pearson, Ellen Holmes; McClurken, Jeffrey; Bailey, Claire – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Over the past decade, campus-based digital liberal arts projects have extended high-impact undergraduate research across disciplines and beyond the traditional print medium for the production and dissemination of knowledge. But many small- to medium-sized liberal arts colleges, and especially public liberal arts colleges, often lack the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Liberal Arts, Higher Education, Undergraduate Study
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Minnich, Elizabeth; Gardner, Laura; Sorkin, Brenda – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
Talking together about their teaching in very different fields--philosophy, art, movement education/somatics--the authors realized that there was something startlingly similar and valuable about what they were trying to teach and that it was somehow expressed in the elusive but crucial "how" of their actual teaching. How they teach is…
Descriptors: Reflection, Instruction, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Methods
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Gin, Kevin J.; Martínez-Alemán, Ana M.; Knight, Sarah; Radimer, Scott; Lewis, Jonathan; Rowan-Kenyon, Heather T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
In the 21st century, mobile, low-friction, and easy to use social media have changed the landscape of college campuses. Social media have opened the doors for racial hostility to be displayed on campus in new ways and have been widely used to express racial aggressions toward students of color. Anonymity allows these behaviors to be freely enacted…
Descriptors: College Students, Social Media, Racial Bias, Aggression
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Hutchings, Pat; Jankowski, Natasha A.; Schultz, Kathryn E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
The National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment's (NILOA's) online library of faculty-created assignments that both produce and demonstrate learning makes pedagogical work visible and available for colleagues to learn from, build on, and reward. This online library allows faculty to collaborate in sharing, critiquing, and improving…
Descriptors: Electronic Libraries, Assignments, Teaching Methods, Teacher Collaboration
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Gehrke, Sean; Kezar, Adrianna – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
STEM undergraduate education reforms are more likely to be effective if undertaken not by individual faculty members but by faculty networks or "communities of transformation." The article describes four such communities that have persisted over many years and served large numbers of faculty through annual events, newsletters and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Study, Educational Change, College Faculty
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