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Twenty-two years ago, two law professors at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufield, founded the Innocence Project, which focused on the application of forensic DNA testing to death-row cases.

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by Thad Nodine and Sally M. Johnstone (Full)

During the recession in 2009, President Barack Obama set a national goal for educational attainment: By 2020, the United States would again lead the world in the share of its population with a college degree or certificate.

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by Patrick Methvin and Paul N. Markham (Excerpt)

A startling number of students arrive at the doors of colleges and universities lacking the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed there.

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by Keith Witham, Megan Chase, Estela Mara Bensimon, Debbie Hanson and David Longanecker (Full)

Since President Obama declared college completion a national priority, many states have set ambitious goals to increase college-going and degree completion.

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Long historical trends in scientific discovery led mid-20th century scientometricians to mark the advent of “big science”—extensive science production (de Solla Price, 1961, 1963). 

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by Brian P. Coppola (Excerpt)

Since World War II, the United States has been the “go-to” nation for scientific training. Just prior to the Great Recession, however, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) were already signaling strongly that the international competitiveness of the United States was lagging.

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by Sandra L. Laursen, Ann E. Austin, Melissa Soto and Dalinda Martinez (Excerpt)

In recent years, women's representation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has grown at the undergraduate level, with STEM degrees earned by US women reaching parity in some fields and making notable progress in others.

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I spent a considerable portion of my junior year of college studying and writing 16th-century counterpoint. It's hard to imagine a less practical skill.

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by Isabel Cárdenas-Navia and Brian K. Fitzgerald (Excerpt)

New technologies and data science are transforming a wide range of organizations into analytics-intensive enterprises.

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Mental superiority of any kind is at present everywhere so much below the demand; there is such a deficiency of persons competent to do excellently anything which it requires any considerable amount of ability to do; that the loss to the world, by refusing to make use of one-half of the whole quantity of talent it possesses, is extremely serious.       

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by Mary Taylor Huber (Excerpt)

Teaching History in the Digital Age, by T. Mills Kelly. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 2013. 184 pages. $70.00 Cloth, $19.95 EBook. Read for free on the web.

Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age, by Thomas Leitch. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 176 pages. $29.95 Hardback, $29.95 EBook.       

Caitlin Rogers


by Lara K. Couturier (Excerpt)

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by Kathy J. Wolfe (Excerpt)

Serious curricular reform is exhilarating in its possibilities and exhausting in its particulars.

Caitlin Rogers


by Jill Alexa Perry (Excerpt)

Change in large educational organizations is generally not funded because it is not believed to be possible,” said the US Department of Education FIPSE (Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education) program officer.

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by Brandon Alcorn, Gayle Christensen and Devesh Kapur (Full)

The enormous expansion of higher education globally was an important feature of the 20th century.

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by Anya Adair (Excerpt)

The semester I failed three of my four classes was the most important of my university career.

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by Gregory L. Heileman, Terry H. Babbitt and Chaouki T. Abdallah (Excerpt)

A variety of motivations make institutions want to help more of their students reach graduation.

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by William “Brit” Kirwan and Nicholas S. Zeppos (Excerpt)

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities last summer issued an extensive report on higher education funding.

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by David J. Weerts (Excerpt)

Over the past two decades, as state support for higher education has continued its downward slide, several commissions, declarations, and association reports have called on colleges and universities to be more productively engaged with state and regional needs.

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by Lee Holcombe (Excerpt)

As the final year of the current Texas higher education plan—Closing the Gaps by 2015 (CTG)—expires, higher education leaders and policymakers in the state are preparing for the post-CTG era.

Caitlin Rogers


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