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Brown, Katherine E. – Thought & Action, 2015
When discussing the role of higher education as it applies to students, responses often devolve into two opposing camps: one for people who advocate for and defend the role of liberal arts education as basic to the preservation of democracy and freedom, and the other for people who care about the connection between what students learn in…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Liberal Arts, Readiness, Career Development
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Woods, Dianne Rush – Thought & Action, 2006
Most colleges and universities have a tripartite mission composed of teaching, research, and service. For faculty seeking tenure, though, this mission can seem very heavily weighted toward research. In fact, the phrase "publish or perish" is widely understood both inside and outside the academy as the primary path to a successful career…
Descriptors: Tenure, Publish or Perish Issue, African American Teachers, Women Faculty