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Schejbal, David – Innovative Higher Education, 2012
In this essay I argue that online education, artificial intelligence, and market pressures are driving higher education to adopt the industrial model and to find a new paradigm for delivering education at low costs. In addition, there is tremendous pressure from the federal government to make universities more accountable while making higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students
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Sample, Steven B. – Innovative Higher Education, 2010
Although higher education leaders are occupied with important issues such as accessibility, globalization, funding, and innovation, another issue--moral education--must be addressed if we are to equip students to navigate the future. One need not adhere to a particular religious orthodoxy or propound any sectarian dogma to engage students in the…
Descriptors: Ethical Instruction, Higher Education, Global Approach, Innovation
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Hoff, Peter Sloat – Innovative Higher Education, 2009
In a crisis-plagued world looking to higher education for knowledge, wisdom, and solutions, higher education itself is stumbling. Its transformational thinking has frozen up like an overstressed computer program; and we need, in effect, to "push the reset button." In 1953, the renowned and controversial president of the University of Chicago,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Educational Change, College Role
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Kreber, Carolin – Innovative Higher Education, 2002
Analyzes excellence in teaching, expertise in teaching, and the scholarship of teaching according to the nature and sources of knowledge construction underlying each. Illustrates the differences with practical examples. Asserts that excellence in teaching and the scholarship of teaching are both important but should be recognized and rewarded in…
Descriptors: College Instruction, Faculty Evaluation, Higher Education, Scholarship
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Kezar, Adrianna – Innovative Higher Education, 2001
Reviews implications of Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences for higher education: responding to increased access, the necessity of meeting the needs of diverse users, and the accountability movement. (EV)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Accountability, College Students, Diversity (Student)
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Pillay, Hitendra; Elliott, Bob – Innovative Higher Education, 2001
Outlines some fundamental issues associated with the "new world order" (the economic and social movement toward a knowledge-based society) and discusses the importance of critical thinking becoming the key attribute addressed by pedagogy and curriculum development. (EV)
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Curriculum, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends
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Rogers, Russell R. – Innovative Higher Education, 2001
Seeks to clarify ambiguity regarding the concept of reflection as it applies to teaching and learning in higher education. Provides an in-depth analysis and synthesis of selected theoretical approaches and explores the implications of reflection for practice. (EV)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Higher Education, Reflective Teaching, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Binder, Jim – Innovative Higher Education, 1983
Higher education institutions are criticized for rewarding faculty and developing organizational processes by criteria unrelated to developing a real university based on values of freedom and responsibility. A model for a creative university based on those values is presented and contrasted with educational bureaucracies. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Role, Educational Change, Educational Objectives
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Chumley, Phyllis D.; Spille, Henry A. – Innovative Higher Education, 1984
Postsecondary institutions should participate much more in the federal initiative, through their usual functions of teaching, research, and service. Activities could include involving college students in adult literacy education through demonstration programs, tutoring, and student volunteerism. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, College Role, College Students, Federal Programs
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Wright, W. Alan; Knight, Peter T.; Pomerleau, Natalie – Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Discusses the benefits and drawbacks of teaching portfolios and student portfolios. Suggests that students can best gain from their years of study when the systemic reflection that is characteristic of portfolios engages them (through learning portfolios) and their teachers (through teaching portfolios); embedding such thinking in practice is…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Higher Education, Portfolio Assessment, Portfolios (Background Materials)
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Lyall, Katharine C. – Innovative Higher Education, 1997
Public universities, the states, and the citizenry have a long-established and productive social contract in American higher education. This partnership is being reinvented in a climate of changing attitudes and priorities. Four steps for improving the partnership are raising the level of dialog about higher education; addressing the meaning of…
Descriptors: Accountability, Citizenship Education, College Role, Government School Relationship
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Vincow, Gershon – Innovative Higher Education, 1997
A model for a more student-centered research university is proposed, a central feature of which is the student-centered course, designed to be less faculty-focused and to have more impact on student learning. Ten key actions needed to create this institutional form are outlined. Common faculty objections to the model are also discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Curriculum, College Role, Educational Change
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St. Clair, Karen L. – Innovative Higher Education, 1999
Compulsory attendance policies have been instituted in higher education with the expectation that academic achievement will improve, but empirical research on this relationship is equivocal. One theory of motivation posits that students' motivational beliefs, classroom context, and student behaviors are important variables in academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrative Policy, Attendance Patterns, Behavior Patterns
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Major, Claire H. – Innovative Higher Education, 1998
The professor has appeared as a fictional character since the Middle Ages, and several professorial images occur in academic fiction. Analysis of fictional images reveals that authors most often depict professors with no ambitions to gain power, whether economic, personal, political, or philosophical, as estimable characters; authors condemn…
Descriptors: Aspiration, Characterization, College Faculty, Fiction
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Hutchings, Patricia – Innovative Higher Education, 1996
As colleges and universities seek to raise attention to teaching, peer review offers distinct advantages, especially for faculty eager to reduce classroom isolation and collaborate in improvement. It also presents political and methodological challenges and presumes significantly different roles for faculty in improving quality of student…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Instruction, Educational Change
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