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by Desiree Jasmine Porter (excerpt)

Hi. I'm Jeffrey Coker,” my mentor said. Then he turned and looked at me.

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by Jeffrey Scott Coker and Desiree Jasmine Porter (excerpt)

The positive impacts of experiential learning are well documented: gains in deep learning, practical competence, persistence rates, civic engagement, appreciation of diversity, professional networks, and many others (Kuh and O'Donnell, 2013; Hesser, 2013).

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by Ann Williams and Thomas C. Davinroy (excerpt)

The only true voyage of discovery … would be not to visit strange lands but to possess other eyes.

Marcel Proust, Remembrance of Things Past

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by Susan A. Ambrose and Laurie Poklop (excerpt)

For more than a century, experiential learning—most notably cooperative education—has been embedded in the curriculum at Northeastern University.

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by Julie Ellison (excerpt)

A collection of cards on display in June 2012 at a bookstore near Columbia University shows the depth of our discomfort with college graduation.

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by Mary Taylor Huber (full)

The Relevance of Higher Education: Exploring a Contested Notion, Edited by Timothy L. Simpson. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2013. 257 pages. $90.00 Hardback, $89.99 eBook.

Ebony & Ivy: Race, Slavery, and the Troubled History of America's Universities, by Craig Steven Wilder. New York: Bloomsbury Press, 2013. 352 pages. $30.00 Hardback, $20.00 Paperback; $13.99 EPUB eBook.

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by Karen Weaver (excerpt)

Turmoil: a term associated with college athletics for over 100 years. But you would be hard pressed to find a year like 2014 in college-sports history.

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by Ben Castleman and Lindsay Page (full)

Earning a college degree has never been more important. People with a college education have on average substantially higher earnings, pay more taxes, live healthier lives, and have more stable marriages than those without one (Baum, May, & Payea, 2013; Oreopoulos & Salvanes, 2011).

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by Judith S. Eaton and Anne Neal (excerpt)

In the point/counterpoint that follows, Anne Neal and Judith Eaton present different views on what accreditation is and should be.

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by Adrianna Kezar (excerpt)

Adrianna Kezar recently sat down with Chancellor Tim White of the California State University system to discuss, among many other things, the newly released California State Graduation Initiative and what it will take to enact it.

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by Carl Wieman (full)

A major problem in higher education is the lack of a good way to measure the quality of teaching.

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by Margaret A. Miller (full)

Education at the Dewey School was based on the idea that knowledge is a by-product of activity: people do things in the world, and the doing results in learning something that, if deemed useful, gets carried along into the next activity.

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by Gintaras Duda (excerpt)

Richard Hake, in his landmark 1998 study of introductory physics courses, convinced the physics community that active-engagement strategies produce superior student learning, as measured by pre and post conceptual exams.

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by Richard Ekman (excerpt)

What is the future of the small private liberal arts college?

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by Carson Wong (excerpt)

I'm a nineteen-year-old Asian-American sophomore who is studying mechanical engineering.

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by Margaret A. Miller (full)

Things have changed in society in ways that make people's questions about traditional higher education's relevance to and fit with the contemporary world increasingly pointed.

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by Sheila Schulte and Rahul Choudaha (excerpt)

In the most recent years for which we have data, international undergraduate student enrollment in US higher education institutions increased by 39 percent, from 195,826 in 2008-09 to 271,943 in 2012–13 (Institute of International Education, 2013).

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by Wendy Cowan and Mark Gale (excerpt)

Say “have it your way,” and most people envision flame-broiled hamburger patties customized however you want.

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by Lauren S. Cardon (excerpt)

As the clock reaches 2:50 the rustle of students packing up their bags fills the room.

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by Tom Luna, Mike Rush, Rod Gramer and Roger Stewart (full)

In the aftermath of the federal mandates imposed through No Child Left Behind, the state-led effort to establish common math and English standards across states—known as the Common Core State Standards—seemed a welcome change in the approach to improving student achievement and success.

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