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Mellow, Gail O. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
In thinking about the changes in higher education over the past five decades as "Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning" turns 50, the image that comes to mind is pixilation, the process by which complex digital images, when seen up close, are expressed as small individual squares of color. The realization that all the images on digital…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Higher Education, Instructional Leadership
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Bragg, Debra; McCambly, Heather; Durham, Brian – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2016
The newest student activist movement appears to be amplifying what some higher education practitioners have talked about for a long time: students of color have been granted access to an educational opportunity that was not as advertised, and the result is not good enough. Others are shining the spotlight on race, class, identity, and equity as…
Descriptors: Activism, Data, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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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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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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Nodine, Thad; Johnstone, Sally M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
Competency-based education (CBE) refers to online and hybrid courses and programs that offer credit or degrees based on evidence of student learning, or competencies, rather than on the amount of time spent in a course. Students work at their own pace, receive personalized academic support, and demonstrate mastery as they progress through their…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Instructional Leadership, Individualized Instruction, Community Colleges
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Johnstone, Sally M.; Soares, Louis – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
The 2013 US college/university policy agenda, "Making College Affordable: A Better Agenda for the Middle Class," highlighted the role of developing technologies, institutional curriculum-design processes, and new delivery methods as keys to providing quality, affordable postsecondary education. Competency-based education (CBE) is given…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competency Based Education, Community Colleges, Curriculum Design
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Freedman, Marc – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Fewer than half of all Americans will be financially ready to retire at age 65, according to a recent Boston College study. Two coinciding needs, purpose and a paycheck, are driving a huge surge of interest in meaningful "encore careers"--paid second acts in areas such as education, human services, the environment, and fighting poverty.…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Higher Education, Role of Education, Continuing Education
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Johnson, Nate – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
In 2010, HCM Strategists received support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to engage academic researchers in identifying and discussing the best currently available ways to account for differences in college "inputs"--students, resources, and fixed characteristics--when evaluating postsecondary outcomes. The project, Context…
Descriptors: Accountability, Higher Education, Outcome Measures, Achievement Rating
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Navarro, Diego – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Underprepared students come to community colleges and many four-year colleges because they have hope for a better life and the courage to attempt something difficult. But having dreams and aspirations is not enough: Without some sort of intervention and support, a student's chances of completing college are poor. Many challenged students…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Colleges, Higher Education, Social Justice
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Harper, Shaun R.; Kuykendall, John A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Black men's troubled status in higher education has garnered tremendous attention at national conferences, in the media, and in published scholarship over the past 15 years. As researchers make the complexities of the problem increasingly clear, educators, administrators, and policymakers alike have grappled with the question of what must be done…
Descriptors: African American Students, Campuses, Academic Achievement, Racial Bias
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Hern, Katie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
Developmental courses in English, math, and reading have an important purpose in higher education, especially in the open-access world of community colleges. These classes--also referred to as "remedial"--are intended to give less-prepared students a chance to catch up and meet the challenges of college-level coursework. However,…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Developmental Studies Programs, Acceleration (Education), Remedial Instruction
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Handel, Stephen J.; Williams, Ronald A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2011
In 2007, the College Board's Community College Advisory Panel--a group of college presidents that advises the organization's membership on community college issues--asked these authors to write a paper describing effective remedial education programs. They never wrote the paper. The problem was not the lack of dedicated faculty and staff working…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Higher Education, Advisory Committees, College Presidents
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McCormick, Alexander C. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2010
In this article, the author examines various forms of public reporting of student engagement information. Some are controlled by third parties and others by the institutions themselves. He looks at four third-party efforts: (1) the Community College Survey of Student Engagement (CCSSE); (2) the Voluntary System of Accountability (VSA); (3)…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Institutions, Educational Finance, Student Experience
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Mellow, Gail O.; Katopes, Peter – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
In order to respond effectively to the burgeoning global knowledge economy, each nation must educate a greater number of people to higher levels than ever before. And particular attention must be given to expanding the ability of low-income individuals to access and succeed in college--especially in the developing world, where they make up such a…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges, Higher Education, Global Approach
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Lardner, Emily; Malnarich, Gillies – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2009
The "little blue book"--an affectionate title used by admirers of Student Assessment-as-Learning at Alverno College--is written (rather stunningly) "by the Alverno College Faculty." The story behind this paradigm-shifting work on assessment underscores the vital role faculty inquiry plays in institutional and system-wide…
Descriptors: Educational Change, College Faculty, Evaluation Methods, Integrated Activities
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