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Lustig, Jeff – Thought & Action, 2006
Discussions of higher education in the U.S. are driven today by the language of finance rather than of pedagogy--more specifically, the language of financial hardship. Terms like "shortfall," "cutback," and "retrenchment" set the tone and shape the policies that force austerities and lead to "triage" in…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Teacher Responsibility, Scholarship, Educational Change
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Van Dusen, Gerald C. – Thought & Action, 1998
Attaining the goals that higher-education reformers target (making the academy more accessible, affordable, and effective) via technology is likely to require a significant overhaul of postsecondary institutions, including the use of time, resource allocation, roles of faculty/staff, and institutional mission. Closer examination of how technology…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Role
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Lehane, Con – Thought & Action, 1997
In an interview, the president of the National Education Association (NEA) discusses issues in higher education, including the NEA's role, relationships between higher education and elementary-secondary education, professionalism and the union, technological advancement, the role of postsecondary education, allocation of educational resources,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Agency Role, College Faculty