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by David C. Paris (Full)
In this issue's “Books Worth Reading,” Mary Taylor Huber notes, “You cannot walk on campus or read the higher education press these days without coming face to face with issues concerning diversity and equity…everywhere, people are trying to come to terms with legacies of discrimination. And stubborn disparities in admission, retention, and graduation rates remain.”
by Mary Taylor Huber (excerpt)
You cannot walk on campus or read the higher education press these days without coming face to face with issues concerning diversity and equity.
by Paul E. Lingenfelter (excerpt)
Over the past 50 years, a changing job market has caused the importance of educational attainment to skyrocket in the United States.
by Paul J. Yakoboski (excerpt)
It is well known within higher education, but not necessarily outside, that a substantial majority of faculty members are no longer tenured or tenure track.
by Elizabeth Minnich, Gardner Laura and Brenda Sorkin (excerpt)
For three years now—meeting monthly to report, analyze, reflect, and continually, to distill and compare notes, derive and question conclusions—we have been doing something that only sounds simple.
by Debra Bragg, Heather McCambly and Brian Durham (excerpt)
On college campuses across the United States (Jaschik, 2015; Ransby, 2015; Wong & Green, 2016), student activists are expressing concern and even outrage in response to racial discrimination, hate- or bias-driven incidents, or hostile campus climates.
by Kevin J. Gin, Ana M. Martínez-Alemán, Sarah Knight, Scott Radimer, Jonathan Lewis and Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon (Full)
American higher education's mission is to promote equity and to encourage civic participation.
by Ellen Holmes Pearson, Jeffrey McClurken and Claire Bailey (excerpt)
Over the past decade, campus-based digital liberal arts projects have extended high-impact undergraduate research across disciplines and beyond the traditional print medium for the production and dissemination of knowledge.
by Thia Wolf, William M. Loker, Ellie Ertle, Zach Justus and April Kelly (Full)
Luis Tiznado, the young man at the podium, speaks to a packed auditorium—over 800 students, faculty and community members fill every seat.
by David A. Dowell (full)
Data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) show that in the mid-1990s, the U.S. was in a close tie for first place in the world in baccalaureate completion rates but two decades later has fallen to 17th place.
by Paul W. Kingston (excerpt)
Higher education does much worse in creating good citizens than it generally acknowledges or even recognizes.
by Ashley Finley (excerpt)
Several years ago my colleague Tia McNair and I conducted a research study on the engagement of underserved students in high-impact practices, including learning communities, service learning, internships, and undergraduate research.
by Randy L. Swing and Leah Ewing Ross (full)
The field of institutional research developed more than 50 years ago to support improvement of postsecondary institutions through data-informed decision support and scholarly research.
by David C. Paris (full)
When I told people I was going to be the new editor of Change magazine, I got some fairly predictable reactions.
by Wesley Routon and Jay Walker (excerpt)
Social Greek-letter organizations, more commonly known as fraternities (male-only) and sororities (female-only), are a longstanding tradition at colleges and universities in the United States.
by Ellen Wagner and David Longanecker (excerpt)
Metrics currently used to describe and compare the performance of colleges and universities in the United States do not include the post-traditional students, instructional methods, business models, and data resources that distinguish contemporary higher education.
by Mary Taylor Huber (except)
Two new books examine higher education's involvement in these global processes.
by Michael P. Meotti (excerpt)
Does 2015 mark the moment that Arizona disowned its community colleges?
by Sean Gehrke and Adrianna Kezar (excerpt)
Funding agencies, both public and private, have contributed billions of dollars to initiatives to reform undergraduate STEM education over the past 20 years.
by Brooke A. Evans (excerpt)
I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin–Madison who is studying philosophy. I am also a disabled, first-generation, working-class, and FAFSA-independent McNair Scholar.