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Mathur, Ambika; Wood, Mary E.; Cano, Annmarie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Ph.D. recipients across disciplines pursue careers in a variety of sectors, including academia, for profit, government, not-for-profit, and other areas. Alumni also change career paths, navigating between the sectors and job types over time. While these careers require distinctive disciplinary skills and knowledge, employers also seek to hire…
Descriptors: Mastery Learning, Transfer of Training, Visualization, Recognition (Achievement)
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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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Coppola, Brian P. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
In this article, Brian Coppola begins with the single key concept of Boyer, in "Scholarship Reconsidered." The statement appears as follows: "We believe the time has come to move beyond the tired old "teaching versus research" debate and give the familiar and honorable term "scholarship" a broader, more capacious…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Professional Development, Chemistry, Science Education
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Smith, Caroline Altman; Baldwin, Christopher; Schmidt, Gretchen – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Ten years ago, community college presidents' most valued datum was the number of students enrolled, which drove the colleges' funding. Providing access to higher education for the millions of students without the time, money, or academic preparation to attend a traditional four-year college was (as it always had been) their top priority. Today, a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Educational Change, Community Colleges, College Preparation
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Wright, Mary C.; McKay, Timothy; Hershock, Chad; Miller, Kate; Tritz, Jared – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
Learning Analytics (LA) has been identified as one of the top technology trends in higher education today (Johnson et al., 2013). LA is based on the idea that datasets generated through normal administrative, teaching, or learning activities--such as registrar data or interactions with learning management systems--can be analyzed to enhance…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Introductory Courses, Physics, Technology Uses in Education
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Coppola, Brian P.; Kerr, Keith – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
This article documents the experiences of two American professors who have taught in China and describes the similarities and differences between their students at home and abroad. Brian Coppola, who taught organic chemistry at Peking University (PKU), observes how the strengths in science preparation that Chinese students achieve in their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Faculty, Sociology, Asian Culture
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Goltz, Sonia M.; Hietapelto, Amy B. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Gender equity in education has certainly improved since the 1960s, when women faced barriers such as quotas limiting their numbers. Indeed, in recent years, women have surpassed men in their persistence and success as college students: They now receive about 60 percent of bachelor's degrees. But even though women now have full access to education,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Sex Fairness, Females, College Faculty
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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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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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Simon, Lou Anna K. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
Today American higher education urgently needs bold thinking coupled with innovative actions if the United States is to meet the challenges of the 21st century--thinking and doing that goes beyond requests for more funding and accountability and beyond the tendency to look at what individual institutions do well and can contribute to global…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Land Grant Universities, Values, Grants