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Levesque-Bristol, Chantal; Maybee, Clarence; Parker, Loran Carleton; Zywicki, Craig; Connor, Cody; Flierl, Michael – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
U.S. colleges and universities are facing the challenges of eroding public confidence and financial support, along with high failure rates, especially at a time when increasing numbers of students are matriculating. The demographic profile of students going to college is also more diverse, with students coming from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning, Active Learning
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Chupak, David; Weaver, Sandy; Bond, Lindsay Meyer – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
American colleges and universities serve more minors (i.e., children under the age of 18), than adults and traditional-age college students. Higher education institutions provide services and programs, such as childcare programs, youth-serving educational activities, and pre-college learning or employment. Campuses are open for transient visitors…
Descriptors: Child Safety, Child Welfare, College Programs, Ancillary School Services
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Gardner, Susan K.; Ward, Kelly – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2018
The examples of remarks provided at the begining of this article describing their department chairs show two extremes: a department where the chair is highly valued by its faculty and contributes to a positive climate and, conversely, a chair who is seen as a bully and is perceived as a detriment to the work environment. While it is likely that…
Descriptors: Investment, Department Heads, Leadership Styles, Organizational Change
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Bataille, Gretchen M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
Bringing international students to study at U.S. campuses is increasingly viewed as the best option to globalize the campus, yet the United States lags behind other countries in providing opportunities for international students, particularly at the undergraduate level. Although the one million international students studying in the United States…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Students, Student Recruitment, School Choice
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Mangum, Elmira – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2017
In late 2014, higher education leaders and experts in pedagogy were convened by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) to develop a scalable and comprehensive program on the essentials of college teaching. The result is ACUE's Course in Effective Teaching Practices in which faculty learn about and implement evidence-based…
Descriptors: Program Development, College Instruction, Scaling, Teacher Education
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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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Weerts, David J. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2015
As state support for higher education has continued its downward slide, several commissions, declarations, and association reports have called on colleges and universities to be more productively engaged with state and regional needs. An underlying subtext of these reports is that the future of state support for higher education hinges on the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Colleges, Educational Finance, Financial Support
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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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Clerkin, Kris; Simon, Yvonne – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
This article presents a new model of education that works with employers to help their employees gain the skills and credentials needed for promotions and career mobility. Southern New Hampshire University's College for America, a competency-based education model for working adults, increases their access to, and the convenience of higher…
Descriptors: Competency Based Education, Student Centered Curriculum, Models, Student Projects
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Luna, Tom; Rush, Mike; Gramer, Rod; Stewart, Roger – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2014
To remain internationally competitive, states needed clearer, higher, and comparable K-12 learning standards aligned with college and career expectations, and as ambitious as those of the countries that lead the world in education. Idaho's old academic standards were not preparing students for postsecondary education, which contributed to the…
Descriptors: State Standards, State Policy, State Programs, Academic Achievement
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Clyburn, Gay M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2013
Developmental mathematics is one of the most serious barriers to educational and economic achievement. Over 60 percent of all students entering community colleges in the United States are required to complete remedial/developmental courses as a first step towards earning associate's or bachelor's degrees. Then, to earn a degree,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Developmental Studies Programs, Mathematics Instruction, Partnerships in Education
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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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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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Lingenfelter, Paul E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
The nation's next President will face a host of challenges, among them the economy, health care, an aging population, energy, the environment, and security at home and aboard. In this open letter, the leaders of higher education coordinating and governing boards across the country urge the 2012 presidential candidates to make improving the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Governing Boards, Educational Change, Political Candidates
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McCoy, Shannon K.; Gardner, Susan K. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2012
In its 10th anniversary issue, "The Chronicle Review" asked a number of scholars to identify the "Defining Idea of the Next Decade." One nominee: the movement to abandon the disciplines in order "to meet the scholarly and public challenges educators face" (Ecklund, 2010). In Elaine Ecklund's perspective, it is only through interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Teacher Collaboration, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs
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