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LaFave, Allison; Lewis, Damani; Smith, Sarah – New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2016
In 2006, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching developed an elective classification for community engagement for institutions of higher education. To receive the classification, campuses must complete an application and respond to questions by providing evidence that demonstrates a commitment to sustaining and increasing their…
Descriptors: Nontenured Faculty, College Faculty, Teacher Participation, Teacher Role
Saltmarsh, John; Wooding, John; McLellan, Kat – New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2014
The purpose of the "Bringing Theory to Practice" May 15th seminar was to examine and explore a wide range of faculty rewards (including promotion criteria, awards, faculty development support, and policies at various levels) that provide incentives and recognition to faculty for undertaking community-engaged scholarship (CES). The…
Descriptors: Scholarship, Theory Practice Relationship, College Faculty, Teacher Researchers
Noel, Jana; Earwicker, David P. – New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2014
The Community Engagement Classification is an elective classification offered by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. In order to be classified, campuses provide evidence documenting engagement through an application process. Campuses were classified in 2006, 2008, and 2010, and will be classified on five-year cycles from 2015…
Descriptors: Classification, Colleges, School Community Relationship, Academic Degrees
O'Meara, KerryAnn; Meekins, Matthew – New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2012
Americans love ranking systems. Whether we are ranking the hottest celebrities, the top ten singles, the top chef, or the next design star, ranking seems to be built into the American psyche as a symptom of our competitive, aspirational nature, and our desire to quickly understand the value of things. This desire has fueled a veritable ranking…
Descriptors: Colleges, Problems, Higher Education, Educational Objectives
O'Meara, KerryAnn – New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2007
New attention is being paid to graduate education and civic engagement. For decades college campuses have worked diligently to connect undergraduate academic study with public service in order to enhance learning and meet community needs, a connection often referred to as service-learning or civic engagement. This brief explores the importance and…
Descriptors: Graduate Study, Community Needs, Service Learning, Public Service
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2005
The role of academic deans with respect to faculty work varies depending on the institution. Some evaluate faculty directly, while others are involved through reporting relationships with department chairs. Deans are in a position to allocate resources and shape institutional policies and structures that create conditions for productive…
Descriptors: Faculty Evaluation, Faculty Development, College Faculty, Department Heads
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2005
The Community College Student Success Think Tank, part of the Community College Student Success Project, funded by Lumina Foundation for Education, brings student and academic affairs officers together with institutional researchers to reflect on trends and issues surrounding data-driven decision making in community colleges. Participants consider…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Student Personnel Workers
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2003
The United States Supreme Judicial Court is currently deliberating the University of Michigan Affirmative Action lawsuits involving three white students who claim they were discriminated against because of race-conscious admissions policies. Organizations, such as the Center for Individual Rights, which sponsored the Michigan plaintiffs, and the…
Descriptors: Equal Education, School Policy, College Admission, Higher Education
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2003
The message of new faculty is not new, but their power may be. As the demand for new faculty increases due to retirements and increased enrollments in systems and institutions around the country, large cohorts of tenure-track faculty are being hired. Early-career faculty want what they've wanted for many years now: clarity surrounding the tenure…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Beginning Teachers, Tenure, Faculty Workload
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2002
Perhaps more than most academic issues, remedial education evokes fervent emotions and unyielding opinions. Consensus is hard to reach even about the nomenclature, with remedial conveying a sense of deficiency in need of correction pitted against the developmental approach that focuses on change and growth. On campus, the many aspects of the…
Descriptors: Deans, Administrator Attitudes, Remedial Programs, Remedial Instruction
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2002
There is rarely a perception in colleges and universities that everyone owns the financial plan. Deans, department chairs, and division heads are most concerned with their own budgets, rather than the aggregate. Mythologies about how the academic and financial sides of the house operate create artificial divisions and compromise the development of…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Accountability, Colleges, Educational Finance
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2002
Immediately after the events of September 11, the US was stunned by horror and disbelief, angry at the perpetrators of such awful violence, puzzled by the country's inability to recognize itself in the eyes of the world, and eager to learn more about other cultures from which it felt so alien. Our college campuses reflected this range of…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Citizenship Education, Higher Education, Role of Education
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2002
Assessment, with a capital "A", has become in the academy a politically loaded buzzword that closes many more doors than it opens. Assessment, with a small "a", however, is a necessary part of any attempt to find the best path forward in environments that change. At meetings this spring, Members of NERCHE's Departments Chairs…
Descriptors: Department Heads, Deans, Educational Strategies, College Faculty
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2001
Within any college and university, it is in the academic department where most of the work is accomplished in educating students and carrying out the institution's academic mission. Department chairs are at the front lines of policy implementation. At a recent meeting members of [New England Resource Center for Higher Education's] NERCHE's…
Descriptors: Tenure, Job Performance, Personnel Policy, Department Heads
New England Resource Center for Higher Education, 2001
This brief was derived from the discussions of [New England Resource Center for Higher Education's] NERCHE's think tank for coordinators of GEAR UP school-college partnerships. The insights of these coordinators point to the principle that it is the quality of the relationships among the partners that determines the effectiveness of…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Financial Support, Institutional Cooperation, Higher Education
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