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by Richard A. Skinner and Emily R. Miller (excerpt)
We propose to tell a story. It is about one institution we think is representative of an important type and a large proportion of American universities, the comprehensive public university, and its responses to the lingering Great Recession.
by Brenda Martinez (excerpt)
It is hard to believe that I'll be graduating in just a few short months and joining the “real world.” Looking back the past four years and the ways my life has shaped up during them, I can truly say that college has changed me.
by Debra W. Stewart (excerpt)
As candidates in the 2012 election debated issues raised by the state of the US economy, unemployment statistics and job creation took center stage. The problems under discussion posed (and continue to pose) a particularly clear and pressing challenge to the nation's graduate schools.
by Brian P. Coppola (full)
In my portion of the article titled “China: Two Views” in the January/February 2013 issue of Change, I reported on my 2011 experiences teaching organic chemistry in English at Peking University (PKU) in Beijing.
by Catherine Sloan (excerpt)
Even for the most well-adjusted students, entering college is apt to be a tumultuous experience: The transition to campus living, increased academic rigor, and a hefty price tag can easily become overwhelming and, when you add the maturation challenges of traditional-age students, can lead to a speedy departure.
by Lara K. Couturier (full)
2012. “About 41%, or 350,000, of the sugar babies on SeekingArrangement.com are college students, and two-thirds of them say they are using their sugar daddy as a primary or secondary means of paying for college—receiving an average of $4,200 a month for college expenses.”
by Patti McGill Peterson and Robin Matross Helms (excerpt)
Nearly 15 years ago, Change magazine published an article by Philip G. Altbach and Patti McGill Peterson entitled “Internationalize American Higher Education? Not exactly.” Acknowledging that “today, no campus planning report fails to stress the importance of ‘internationalizing the university,’” the authors observed that institutions seeking to internationalize often focused exclusively on a few initiatives, such as offering instruction in non-traditional foreign languages or expanding study-abroad programs.
by Claire Van Ummersen, Lauren Duranleau and Jean McLaughlin (full)
It has been almost ten years since the American Council on Education (ACE) began to raise awareness of the importance of workplace flexibility in faculty careers and to encourage colleges and universities to support faculty in better integrating their professional and personal lives.
by James C. Hall (excerpt)
Ask a college administrator about students and risk management, and you're likely to get a quick and agitated speech about alcohol consumption and bad behavior or a meditation on mental health and campus safety.
by Ernest T. Pascarella and Charles Blaich (full)
Since its inception, American postsecondary education has had a core belief in the desirability of a kind of individual development that prepares one for a complete life, and it has placed great faith in a liberal arts education to provide a transformative undergraduate experience that would lead to such development.
By Margaret A. Miller (full)
Nevertheless, increasingly unaffordable tuition, rocketing student debt, dismaying findings about student learning, and dismal job prospects for graduates have coalesced into a cloud of skepticism about not just the cost but the value of the college degree.
by Martha Kanter and Carol Geary Schneider (full)
If a nation expects to be ignorant and free…it expects what never was and never will be.
by Elizabeth D. Phillips (full)
Traditionally, the collegiate advising system provides each student with a personal academic advisor who designs a pathway to the degree for that student in face-to-face meetings.
by William F. Massy, Teresa A. Sullivan and Christopher Mackie (excerpt)
by Judith Shapiro and Mark C. Carnes (full)
I'm milling around with other members of the Paris street mob. Lafayette is speaking.
by Margaret A. Miller (full)
Several years ago, we decided not to organize Change around themes, since readers not interested in an issue's theme would find nothing in it to read.
by Richard Legon, John V. Lombardi and Gary Rhoades (excerpt)
by Nate Johnson (excerpt)
by Brian P. Coppola and Keith Kerr (excerpt)
by Clara M. Lovett (excerpt)