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Fields, Cheryl – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
Anyone who has ever complained that colleges and universities are highly bureaucratic entities, almost inherently incapable of moving quickly, should be gratified by what we saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. With amazing swiftness, colleges and universities across the country--from large publics to small privates to community and…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Students, Crisis Management, College Admission
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Fields, Cheryl – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
This article reports on the entry by the political opinion journal Washington Monthly in ranking U.S. colleges and universities. The journal purported to rank colleges on the contributions of their graduates to the nation. If it stays in the game for the long haul and modifies its rankings--as U.S. News seems to do annually--in a serious attempt…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Graduates, Outcomes of Education, Achievement Rating
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Colbeck, Carol L.; Drago, Robert – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
A number of institutions have developed policies designed to foster family-friendly work environments, but bias against caregiving may lead gatekeepers to discourage faculty members from using them. The message sent to faculty and prospective faculty by this scenario is that it is too difficult to be a productive academic and an involved, caring…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Family Life, Bias
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Spalter-Roth, Roberta; Erskine, William – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
Several decades ago, as the composition of the workforce changed and married women increased their labor-force participation rates, federal policies were designed to help employees balance work and family responsibilities. And as the gender composition of faculty in colleges and universities increasingly changed as well, a broad-based movement…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Teacher Employment Benefits, Teacher Attitudes, Family Work Relationship
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Van Ummersen, Claire A. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
One of the major issues for higher education in the early years of the 21st century is ensuring the continued excellence of its faculty. This responsibility falls most heavily on research universities as the producers of future faculty and as the major sites of the cutting-edge research that powers U.S. competitiveness in a global economy and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Faculty Recruitment, Labor Turnover
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Gappa, Judith M.; Austin, Ann E.; Trice, Andrea G. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
Faculty and their work are the heart, and thus determine the health, of every college and university and have a lasting impact on the many lives they touch. Well over a million faculty members now teach about 15 million students at over 4,000 colleges and universities in this country. The continued vitality of the academic profession is therefore…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Socioeconomic Influences, Sociocultural Patterns
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Leslie, David W.; Janson, Natasha – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2005
In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the graying of America's college and university faculty coincided with new federal regulations that prohibited mandatory retirement. So in order to both encourage faculty retirements and assume better control of when positions would be vacated about half of all U.S. colleges and universities adopted various…
Descriptors: Teacher Retirement, Retirement Benefits, College Faculty, Incentives
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Edwards, Richard; Shulenburger, David – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2003
Questions about the high prices of scholarly journals have grown in importance over the past several years, but they have assumed new urgency given the extremely tight budgets facing most universities today. In this article, the authors discuss the alarming increases in the cost of scholarly journals and the emergence of a concentration of…
Descriptors: Periodicals, Costs, Access to Information, Academic Libraries
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Colby, Anne; Ehrlich, Thomas; Beaumont, Elizabeth; Stephens, Jason – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2003
In this article, the authors investigate how incorporation of moral and civic goals into the curriculum affects the students' capacity to contribute productively to the world. Case studies of a dozen different types of higher education institutions show that purposefully building moral and civic learning into the heart of undergraduate education…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ethical Instruction, Values Education, College Curriculum
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Johnstone, Sally M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2003
Not all materials created by faculty should be freely shared. When an institution has a profitable course being offered electronically, the creator of those materials and the institution want to protect them. However, most materials created for students will never be profitably marketed. Creative Commons offers faculty members who have concerns…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Instructional Materials, Access to Information, Cartoons
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Shaw, Marjorie Hodges; Shaw, Brian B. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2003
Widespread digital infringement of the copyrighted material now has made security firms, night-vision goggles, and metal detectors common in movie previews. The current national controversy over peer-to-peer file sharing of music highlights the difficult questions facing colleges and universities as they grapple with dramatic technological…
Descriptors: Copyrights, College Students, Student Behavior, Student Attitudes
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Crews, Kenneth D. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2003
The recent effort by Congress to bring clarity to the issues of copyright and distance education may have generated some satisfaction among educators. Yet it also has produced an entirely new roster of questions and has placed a new set of duties on educators and administrators seeking to develop robust distance-education programs. The…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Copyrights, Federal Legislation, Higher Education
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Hoon, Peggy E. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2003
In this article, the author provides a spirited defense of librarians' sometimes controversial role in public and legislative controversies over a wide array of topics including fair use, Internet filters, and digital rights to intellectual property. She argues that librarians cannot solve the copyright conundrum for their universities by…
Descriptors: Librarians, Copyrights, Access to Information, Academic Libraries
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