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by Lara K. Couturier (excerpt)

2014. “Just 11% of business leaders strongly agree that higher education institutions in this country are graduating students with the skills and competencies that their business needs, and 17% strongly disagree with this statement.”

—Lumina Foundation/Gallup

Kate Bracaglia


by Holly B. King (excerpt)

For most of my life, I not only did well in school: I got straight A's. 

Kate Bracaglia


by Mary Taylor Huber (excerpt)

Two new books probe these depths by following a cohort of students from freshman year through college and beyond. 

Kate Bracaglia


by Mary B. Marcy (excerpt)

Unfortunately, much of the recent conversation about the uses of technology in higher education has become derailed by the intense promotion of, and equally intense reaction against, the development of massive open online courses (MOOCs).

Kate Bracaglia


by Marybeth Gasman and Heather Collins (excerpt)

We find that the Obama administration has done more for HBCUs than many acknowledge, but that it has stumbled in some key policy areas. 

Kate Bracaglia


by Margaret A. Miller (full text)

Think about how much a standard vocabulary would facilitate conversations between people who are now virtually unable to communicate: business people and academics, for instance, who may not mean the same thing by “problem solving” but who might be able to agree on the essential features shared by their definitions. 

Kate Bracaglia


by Derek L. Hottell, Ana M. Martinez-Aleman and Heather T. Rowan-Kenyon (excerpt)

 Social media, whose use among college students is ubiquitous, has the potential to increase the impact of practices and programs that are positively related to student persistence without increasing costs.      

Kate Bracaglia


by Philip G. Altbach and Roberta Malee Bassett (excerpt)

While grouping the BRIC countries might arguably be somewhat illuminating for economists, it makes little sense to lump them together for analytical purposes in higher education research. 

Kate Bracaglia


by Christine M. Keller (excerpt)

How can public institutions appropriately respond to the external demands for simple, standardized information about student and institutional outcomes while reflecting the variety of the nation's public institutions and the diversity of the students who attend them?

Kate Bracaglia


by Paul L. Gaston (full text

Higher education's inability to tell its story straightforwardly and persuasively encourages critics to fire shots with little fear of an answering volley.      

Kate Bracaglia


by Analia Albuja and Steven A. Greenlaw (excerpt)

One strength of liberal arts and sciences colleges is their emphasis on so-called “high-impact practices” (HIPs), which are known to be associated with student success.

Kate Bracaglia


by Jay D. Kenton (full text)

It's time to harvest the high-hanging fruit.

Kate Bracaglia


by Patrick Kelly and Christina Whitfield (excerpt)

What percentage of college students graduate? This seemingly simple question is among those most frequently asked by higher education policymakers. It is also one of the most difficult to answer.

Janelle Wheel


by Larry D. Shinn (excerpt)

Last year, faculty on several small liberal arts campuses (e.g., Rollins College in Florida and Transylvania University in Kentucky) voted no confidence in their presidents—who, they claimed, had made major decisions involving academic programs and personnel without full faculty participation.

Janelle Wheel


by Adrianna Kezar and Daniel Maxey (excerpt)

In an important study of Ford Motor Company's unwillingness to recall the defective Pinto, which resulted in numerous deaths, Dennis Gioia (1992) demonstrated how organizations reinforce the schema of neutrality and values such as efficiency and cost effectiveness, which divert their leaders from making ethically oriented decisions.

Janelle Wheel


by T. Mills Kelly (excerpt)

Among the many worthy goals colleges and universities set for themselves is challenging their students to think critically about important ethical questions across the disciplines.

Janelle Wheel


by Margaret A. Miller (full)

We talk a lot in the academy about “engagement,” which we consider essential to motivating students to persist in and complete college.

Janelle Wheel


by Richard Reis, Amy Strage and Jennifer Summit (excerpt)

During the 2012–2013 and the 2013–2014 academic years, Stanford and San José State Universities implemented a graduate-student mentoring partnership.

Janelle Wheel


by Anne Trumbore (excerpt)

Massive open online courses (MOOCs) have been hailed as the answer to educational access and pilloried as failures, yet both claims are overstated and obscure the real value of these courses: the knowledge gained about student behavior, about the possibilities of technology-assisted instruction, and about pedagogical strategies that produce engagement.

Janelle Wheel


by William Elliott (excerpt)

In the United States, a sizable number of minority and low-income students who work hard and perform well in high school fail to attend college after graduation or to succeed once enrolled.

Janelle Wheel


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