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by Margaret A. Miller (Full)
The academy has historically not been welcoming to the kinds of students we now must help get through college.
by Carol A. Twigg (Full)
In spring 1999, the National Center for Academic Transformation (NCAT) launched the Pew Grant Program in Course Redesign.
by Ronald G. Ehrenberg (excerpt)
Michael Crowe, president of Arizona State University (ASU), is one of the most innovative leaders in American higher education.
by Sandy Baum, Alisa Cunningham and Courtney Tanenbaum (Full)
The level of educational attainment in the United States is a central focus of public policy.
by Matt Crellin (excerpt)
Outcomes-based funding seeks to solve what is arguably one of the most significant policy problems in public higher education (McGuinness, 2015): the dissonance between institutional funding and the outcomes that address a state's goals for its higher education system.
by Donald L. Gillian-Daniel and Sara B. Kraemer (excerpt)
Disparities in academic achievement between students who are under-represented minorities, the first in their families to go to college, and/or low income (whom we will refer to collectively as disadvantaged students) and their more privileged peers affects students from kindergarten through college.
by Thomas P. Kling and Matthew Salomone (excerpt)
Expanding the talent pool in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields is a high priority for workforce development and educational reform in the United States (NSTC, 2013).
by Olivia Babine (excerpt)
While I value the protection that small-town life has provided, I have always yearned for more.
by Karen L. Webber and Lijing Yang (excerpt)
The number of doctoral recipients in the United States with postdoctoral research appointments in American universities is greater now than ever before (NSF, 2010).
by Sarah Feeney (excerpt)
I am an English major, and I am proud of it.
by Mary Taylor Huber (excerpt)
The Rise & Decline of Faculty Governance: Professional-ization and the Modern American University, by Larry G. Gerber. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 264 pages. $59.95 Hardback, $29.95 Paperback, $29.95 e-book.
Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education, by William G. Bowen and Eugene M. Tobin. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2015. $29.95 Hardback. Also available from various venders as an e-book.
by Margaret A. Miller (Full)
This issue of Change takes us back to the foundational questions that our “industry” must be prepared to answer: What do we want students to understand and be able to do, so that they are prepared to live the most fulfilling lives possible after graduation, and how do we know that we've been successful in developing that understanding and those abilities?
by Ignacio Martinez and Sarah Turner (excerpt)
Do colleges that attract a large number of Pell eligible students graduate those students?
by Matthew Henry Hall (excerpt)
by Jennifer Lee Hoffman (excerpt)
In the months leading up to the first NCAA Football Subdivision Series (FBS) national championship playoff, the anticipation grew regarding which four schools would emerge in the college football spotlight.
by Max Wartel (excerpt)
What can I do with this degree?” This is a question that has certainly been asked since the first students started considering their college options, and today it is posed with more urgency than ever.
by Mandy Savitz-Romer, Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon and Cheri Fancsali (Full)
Students enrolled in the My Wildcat Track program at the University of Arizona are receiving a novel type of support to help them get and stay off academic probation: social and affective skill building.
by George D. Kuh, Stanley O. Ikenberry, Natasha A. Jankowski, Timothy Reese Cain, Peter T. Ewell, Pat Hutchings and Jillian Kinzie (Full)
Faculty members have always evaluated their students' performance, but this essential responsibility is usually a private undertaking.
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.
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.