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by Mary Taylor Huber (abstract)
Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience: The University of Washington's Growth in Faculty Teaching Study, by Catharine Hoffman Beyer, Edward Taylor, and Gerald M. Gillmore. Albany, NY: SUNY Press. 2013. 265 pages. $75 Hardcover; $24.95 Paperback; $24.95 E-Book.
Making Scientists: Six Principles for Effective College Teaching, by Gregory Light and Marina Micari. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2013. 304 pages. $24.95 Hardcover.
by Derek Bok (abstract)
In the course of writing a book on higher education in America, I recently came upon an interesting discovery. According to a 2010 survey on how university presidents spent their time, the respondents revealed that on a list of six common responsibilities, the one to which they devoted the least attention was “academic affairs.”
by Barbara A. Lee (abstract)
One of the signature human rights achievements of the twentieth century—which occurred near its close—was the expansion of rights of individuals with disabilities (or rather, as some would remind us, the decrease in discrimination against such individuals).
by Madeleine F. Green and Annie W. Bezbatchenko (abstract)
The past twenty years have seen remarkable growth in the number of philanthropic foundations, and with them a new approach to grantmaking.
by Stephen J. Handel (abstract)
Student “under matching” is the term for behavior in which mostly less-affluent, highly qualified high school graduates choose not to enroll at an institution that matches their qualifications—behavior which, the story goes, threatens their chances of earning a degree.
by Mary C. Wright, Timothy McKay, Chad Hershock, Kate Miller and Jared Tritz (abstract)
Learning Analytics (LA) has been identified as one of the top technology trends in higher education today (Johnson et al., 2013).
by Tim Shouder, Grant Inglis and Alexander Rossini (abstract)
Today, collaborative learning and teamwork are largely achieved through remote connections that are increasingly available and powerful.
by Kyle Bowen and Andrea Thomas (abstract)
But digital badges—icons that can represent skills and achievements at a more fine-grained level than a degree—give colleges and universities a new way to document learning outcomes and to map the pathways students like Rust follow to earn a degree.
by Ana M. Martínez-Alemán (full text)
Technology's march into the college classroom continues.
by Deborah DeZure, Allyn Shaw and Julie Rojewski (full text)
With many baby boomers preparing to retire, higher education is facing an anticipated shortage of academic administrators.
by Margaret A. Miller (full)
The novel is set in 2044. Clio, my hero (she's way too plucky to be called a heroine) is 25 years old—that is, in late adolescence—and she's decided, after an intensive two-year internship in Nicaragua, to move on to the next stage of her life.
by Lara K. Couturier (excerpt)
2013. “States have dramatically disinvested in public higher education in recent years.”
—American Association of State Colleges and Universities
by William R. Doyle (excerpt)
In previous work in Change, I have argued that higher education leaders must face up to what has been called the new normal: decreased state funding for higher education on a per-student basis and a prediction that funding will not recover to levels seen in the past.
by Pamela L. Eddy, James P. Barber, Neal Holly, Kim Brush, Leslie Bohon and Madeleine F. Green (excerpt)
Despite internationalization's being touted as a strategic goal in higher education, over the past 15 years little has changed at most colleges.
by Jennifer Summit (excerpt)
Today's college graduates are entering an interconnected world in which globalization will affect nearly every facet of their lives. In turn, college and university mission statements increasingly include the intent to educate “global citizens” among their fundamental commitments.
by Marc Freedman (excerpt)
One of the greatest challenges we face as a country today is the optimal design of a new stage of life opening up between the middle years and life's evening.
by Stephen Rose (excerpt)
Since the end of the Civil War, America has been a leader in providing public education. Ours was the first country to provide free and universal elementary schooling; at the start of the 20th century, this access was expanded to include high school.
by Cathy Sandeen (excerpt)
Beginning in 2012, the US higher education community became aware of an emerging educational innovation called massive open online courses, or MOOCs.
by Patrick C. Kyllonen (full text)
It was not that long ago that many management consultants, economists, industrial-organizational psychologists, and laypeople believed that cognitive skill was the single most important predictor. What happened to change that?
by Natasha Jankowski, Pat Hutchings, Peter Ewell, Jillian Kinzie and George Kuh (full text)
There is no shortage of challenges facing postsecondary institutions in the US. One that cuts to the core of the enterprise is whether they are preparing their graduates to live productive, civically responsible lives in a dynamic global marketplace mapped onto diverse, yet increasingly interdependent, social and cultural systems.