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Blackwell, Mark; McGivney-Burelle, Jean; Colarulli, Guy; Shattuck, James; Christensen, Caryn – Liberal Education, 2018
How can faculty, staff, and administrators design a high-quality academic experience for their institution's undergraduates by adopting an established set of nationally recognized, evidence-based teaching and learning practices that promote engaged learning? How can they ensure that all students, regardless of major, achieve the essential learning…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Strategic Planning, College Programs, Change Strategies
Kezar, Adrianna; Holcombe, Elizabeth – Liberal Education, 2017
Certain widely tested educational practices have been shown to have a significantly beneficial impact on student learning and success in college. These "high-impact practices" include first-year experiences, common intellectual experiences, learning communities, writing-intensive courses, collaborative assignments and projects,…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Best Practices, Institutional Research, Administrator Guides
Roscoe, Douglas D. – Liberal Education, 2017
The assessment movement that has emerged on American college campuses over the last twenty years emphasizes the need to carefully articulate the particular outcomes colleges seek for students, and it demands that faculty and administrators provide evidence of their students' success with respect to these outcomes. It also requires that this…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, Educational Improvement, College Outcomes Assessment, Educational Change
Dwyer, Patricia M. – Liberal Education, 2017
It is notoriously difficult to change a core curriculum. As credit hours and course requirements are revised, politics quickly come into play and turf battles arise to create obstacles. The author writes that, in her experience, there are two default approaches to curricular change. The first is simply to "tweak" an existing…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Change Strategies
Takayama, Kathy; Kaplan, Matthew; Cook-Sather, Alison – Liberal Education, 2017
In this article, the authors describe how five institutions have employed the dynamic relationship between university-wide leadership efforts (the macro level); interactions and initiatives within the school, college, or department (the meso level); and efforts by individual instructors and activists (the micro level) to create change at their…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Leadership Responsibility, Higher Education, Teacher Role
Ehrmann, Stephen C.; Bishop, M. J. – Liberal Education, 2016
At the University System of Maryland (USM), researchers have taken a close look at a recent series of initiatives piloting course redesign (2006-2014). The courses targeted were multi-section developmental and gateway courses with a history of high DFW rates (i.e., a high rate of students receiving a D, fail, or withdraw). The strategy was to…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Curriculum Design, Qualitative Research, Educational Change
O'Meara, KerryAnn; Eatman, Timothy; Petersen, Saul – Liberal Education, 2015
Despite the precipitous increase in nontenure-track faculty appointments, the promotion and tenure process continues to operate as a central "motivational and cultural force in the academic lives" of many faculty members. As a part of larger reward systems, the promotion and tenure process reflects institutional values, aspirations,…
Descriptors: Tenure, Teamwork, Faculty Promotion, Personnel Policy
Patel, Eboo; Baxter, Katie Bringman; Silverman, Noah – Liberal Education, 2015
The religious dynamics of higher education are changing rapidly. College campuses have become prime sites for conflicts involving religious identity. Few issues touch more broadly or more deeply on complexity, diversity, and change in the twenty-first-century world than those related to how people who orient differently around religion interact…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Higher Education, Spiritual Development, Beliefs
Rowe, Stephen – Liberal Education, 2014
"Managerialism" represents a relatively new orientation to college and university administration, one that arises from the coincidence of three distinct features of the contemporary landscape: market rationality, nihilism, and the modern wish for a new beginning. In this article, the author offers simple clarification as to the nature of…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Advocacy, Educational Practices, College Administration
Neem, Johann N. – Liberal Education, 2014
For the past century, the academy has found a home in the university--they have been co-constitutive. Rising prices, declining state support, neoliberal assumptions about the value of education and how to fund it, and the growing number of students seeking higher education for vocational purposes have placed pressure on the university as an…
Descriptors: Foundations of Education, Educational Trends, Educational Change, Educational Practices
Phillips, Loraine; Roach, David; Williamson, Celia – Liberal Education, 2014
In Texas, educators working to coordinate the efforts of fifty community colleges, thirty-eight universities, and six university systems are bringing the resources of the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative to bear in order to ensure that the state's nearly 1.5…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, State Colleges, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Shared Resources and Services
Augustine, Norman R. – Liberal Education, 2013
The American higher education system, arguably the mightiest arrow in America's competitiveness quiver, is facing a perfect storm. Government support is declining, and tuition is rising; international competition for student and faculty talent is intensifying; and a technological revolution in pedagogy is gathering momentum. Academia, government,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Development, Educational Trends, Global Approach
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Humphreys, Debra – Liberal Education, 2012
This article addresses the broad-based reform movement led by state and federal policy makers and designed to increase dramatically the number of students graduating from the nation's colleges and universities. This movement--known as "the completion agenda"--aims to collect more and better data about students' educational progress toward degrees,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Graduation Rate, Educational Policy
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Kanter, Martha J. – Liberal Education, 2012
Civic learning, and education's vital purpose to cultivate engaged and effective citizens, is a national imperative. Civic education is consistent with President Obama's goal of regaining competitiveness in the global marketplace, and it is consistent with the goal of increasing student achievement and closing achievement gaps. There's much more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Best Practices, Politics of Education, Democracy
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Lounder, Andrew; Waugaman, Chelsea; Kenyon, Mark; Levine, Amy; Meekins, Matthew; O'Meara, KerryAnn – Liberal Education, 2011
The recession of 2008-2009 and the continuing decline in local, state, and federal funds available to support higher education have resulted in serious budget cuts and belt-tightening. Given that faculty constitute an institution's most costly resource, it was not surprising, though it is nonetheless disheartening, to learn of the University of…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Impact, Change Strategies, Institutional Characteristics
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