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Dolce, Philip C.; Morales-Vasquez, Rubil – Thought & Action, 2003
Describes a project at Bergen Community College, New Jersey, that attempts to develop a "sense of place" in students so that their private stake in a place can become a public concern and a personal issue. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Community Development, Community Involvement
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McKenzie, Judith Mikesch – Thought & Action, 2003
Discusses learning as a complex and messy process, and uses the ideas of Paolo Freire to describe the college teacher as one who faces students "face to face" as a knower facing other knowers. The neighborhood of education is the minds of students; faculty members are the transients in this neighborhood. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Students, Higher Education, Learning
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Carey, David, Jr. – Thought & Action, 2003
Describes the experiences of a teacher researcher on a Fulbright fellowship in Guatemala in the development of local historical projects and the involvement of local people in the research behind the historical projects. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Ethics, Foreign Countries, Research
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Mattson, Kevin – Thought & Action, 2002
Takes a fresh look at the humanities Ph.D. glut and suggests a unique approach that would put Ph.D.s to work while enriching society as a whole: something reminiscent of the Works Progress Administration (WPA). (EV)
Descriptors: Doctoral Degrees, Employment Programs, Federal Programs, Higher Education
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Willey, Susan – Thought & Action, 2002
Discusses research in the cyberspace era, exploring why academics may be naive about what information they are being allowed to access on the academic databases they rely on for research. Asserts that the real issue of the cyberspace age is the marketing of knowledge. (EV)
Descriptors: Access to Information, College Faculty, Databases, Higher Education
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St. John, Edward P.; Simmons, Ada B.; Musoba, Glenda Droogsma – Thought & Action, 2002
Joins the college access debate with an original proposal for fairness in college admissions. Tests an alternative method of college admissions, the "merit-aware model" proposed by William Goggin. First reconsiders the issue of racial preferences, then describes the merit-aware approach. Concludes with a few lessons that can inform admission…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Affirmative Action, College Admission
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Magney, John – Thought & Action, 2002
To provide a better sense of how academic unions handle a strike situation, examines six unions who, between 1996 and 2000, went through strikes. Discusses the key issues and outcomes of the strikes. (EV)
Descriptors: Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Organizations, Higher Education, Labor Problems
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Weizer, Paul – Thought & Action, 2002
Explores how, in the 1990s, a new form of censorship emerged in the ever-expanding definition of sexual harassment. Asserts that no greater threat to free speech and individual rights in the university presently exists within the scope of American jurisprudence. Offers cases to support these claims. (EV)
Descriptors: Censorship, Faculty College Relationship, Freedom of Speech, Higher Education
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Miltich, Matthew – Thought & Action, 2002
Argues against hopping on the assessment bandwagon, asserting that every experience of learning, like each learner, is singular. Asserts that provision comes before assessment, teaching before testing. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Individual Differences
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Spencer, James N. – Thought & Action, 2002
Provides a detailed description of the incorporation of constructivist, active, cooperative teaching strategies in a chemistry class. (EV)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Chemistry, College Instruction, Constructivism (Learning)
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Tillman, J. Jeffrey – Thought & Action, 2002
Explores whether there are good educational reasons for the popularity of online education, asserting that perhaps the same issues are at stake as are found in "The Music Man"--business at the heart of education. (EV)
Descriptors: Distance Education, Higher Education, Internet, Online Courses
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Boyle, Kevin – Thought & Action, 2002
Responds to the tragedy of September 11 by asserting that the academy must do what it has always done: educate students, generate knowledge, and provide services to campuses and society; its commitment to academic freedom, intellectual honesty, and tolerance is also as important as ever. (EV)
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Environment, College Role, Higher Education
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Kent, Noel Jacob – Thought & Action, 2002
Reminisces about last year's educator's strike In Hawaii, the first time a strike has shut down a state's entire education system. Relishes the unity and power demonstrated by colleagues at the University of Hawaii Professional Assembly, but acknowledges that there are great differences in what different sectors of the faculty--especially research…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Faculty College Relationship, Faculty Organizations, Group Unity
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Berger, Kathleen Stassen – Thought & Action, 2002
Discusses personal teaching experiences to explore issues of the theory and practice of teaching. Explores the application of behaviorism, cognitive theory, and sociocultural theories such as those of Vygotsky to changing classroom environments, and stresses the need for teaching practice to be organized and illuminated by theories. (EV)
Descriptors: Behaviorism, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Psychology, College Instruction
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Reeves, LaVona L. – Thought & Action, 2002
Discusses basic writing pioneer Mina Shaughnessy, who advocated for a humanistic approach to writing instruction for disadvantaged students, within the context of the City University of New York's policy of open admissions. (EV)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Attendance, Educationally Disadvantaged, Minority Groups
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