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Bañuelos, Nidia – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
In a 2017 speech at the Brookings Institute, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew a striking comparison between K-12 schools and ride share services. This idea--that education, like other consumer goods, improves through competition between providers--has been around a long time. Whenever existing schools fail to deliver what students, parents, or…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Higher Education, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis
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Pasquerella, Lynn; McNair, Tia Brown; Saffold, Jacinta R. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
As institutions of higher education across the nation strive to prepare the next generation of student leaders, Dr. King's words echo in our ears: "We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there 'is' such a thing as being too…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations, Race
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Prescott, Brian T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
This edition of "Playing the Numbers" reports on recent trends in a few key measures related to postsecondary education. Among the trends examined will be key issues of educational attainment, participation, and finance and affordability. Moreover, given the critical role of the states in the delivery of postsecondary education, it will…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gap
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Foote, Kathleen; Henderson, Charles; Knaub, Alexis; Dancy, Melissa; Beichner, Robert – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
The authors wrote this article to share a message of hope to change agents working in higher education. Even if change cannot happen right away, assembling a foundation of interested collaborators, waiting for the right time to act, and thinking of past failures as opportunities to build the groundwork can result in productive changes. Acting once…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Change Agents, Persistence, Educational Change
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Brown, Katie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
In today's economy, more than 80 percent of jobs require workers to have education or training beyond the high school level--making skills more important than ever before. However, this does not mean that employers are exclusively recruiting individuals with a four-year degree. In fact, since over half of all jobs today can be classified as…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational Legislation
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Poulin, Russell; Straut, Terri Taylor – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
There is a gap in understanding between legislators, governors, and other leaders and those who actually manage the distance learning operations on the nation's campuses. Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education's (WICHE) Cooperative Study of Educational Technologies (WCET) took a systematic approach to gauging the opinions of distance…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Change, Costs, Educational Finance
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Marklein, Mary Beth – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Higher education has proven to be a welcome and useful bridge between the United States and Vietnam, two countries that cut ties in 1975 in the aftermath of a painful war. In 1991, as the two nations began to reestablish diplomatic relations, the Fulbright exchange program with Vietnam quickly became the largest in Asia (Abuza, 1996). A…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Schools, International Educational Exchange
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Wright, Mary C.; Lohe, Debra Rudder; Little, Deandra – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Nearly 25 years after Barr and Tagg's (1995) article on the move away from the Instruction Paradigm, the authors argue that we are experiencing another shift, from a learning-centered to de-centered educational environment. Just as Barr and Tagg signalled a paradigm shift from teaching to learning, the authors suggest--nearly a quarter century…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Higher Education, College Instruction, Role
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Brown, Joshua Travis – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
This article provides postsecondary leaders with a way to quickly develop a more thorough understanding of higher education accountability. It describes the complexity of the broader higher education accountability environment and then maps the seven accountability silos: assessment, accreditation, institutional research, institutional…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Educational Change, Accreditation (Institutions)
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Jones, Jason; Williams, Aaron; Whitaker, Shanta; Yingling, Stephanie; Inkelas, Karen; Gates, John – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
To meet projected labor demands in science and engineering, the workforce of the future must be educated today in increasing numbers. Indeed, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) underpin the government's ability to defend the nation and to assure the vitality of the economy. STEM jobs are the fastest growing occupational…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Achievement Gap, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Group Students
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Gagliardi, Jonathan; Parnell, Amelia; Carpenter-Hubin, Julie – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
Over the last two years, more data was created than in the entire previous history of humankind (IBM, 2016; Marr, 2016). Roughly 1.7 megabytes of new information will be created every second for every person on earth by the turn of the decade (Evans, 2011; Gantz & Reinsel, 2012; Marr, 2016). Data are created continuously and at a rate that is…
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Higher Education, Decision Making
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Mehaffy, George L. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
This article develops a rationale for student success and describes a new student success project, Re-Imagining the First Year of College (RFY), now underway within the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). RFY is a major three-year initiative involving 44 AASCU campuses to identify and test a series of programs,…
Descriptors: Success, College Freshmen, At Risk Students, Minority Group Students
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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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Cooper, Michelle Asha; Leegwater, Lacey – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
In recent years the fight for equity in higher education has intensified. Institutional leaders, advocates, and policymakers alike are seeking scalable solutions that rapidly close equity gaps among this nation's most underserved populations. Too many hardworking students still struggle to afford a college education, and historically underserved…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Higher Education, Equal Education, Educational Policy
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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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