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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.
by Patrick Methvin and Paul N. Markham (Excerpt)
A startling number of students arrive at the doors of colleges and universities lacking the essential skills and knowledge required to succeed there.
by Keith Witham, Megan Chase, Estela Mara Bensimon, Debbie Hanson and David Longanecker (Full)
Since President Obama declared college completion a national priority, many states have set ambitious goals to increase college-going and degree completion.
Long historical trends in scientific discovery led mid-20th century scientometricians to mark the advent of “big science”—extensive science production (de Solla Price, 1961, 1963).
by Brian P. Coppola (Excerpt)
Since World War II, the United States has been the “go-to” nation for scientific training. Just prior to the Great Recession, however, the National Academies of Sciences (NAS) were already signaling strongly that the international competitiveness of the United States was lagging.
by Sandra L. Laursen, Ann E. Austin, Melissa Soto and Dalinda Martinez (Excerpt)
In recent years, women's representation in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields has grown at the undergraduate level, with STEM degrees earned by US women reaching parity in some fields and making notable progress in others.
I spent a considerable portion of my junior year of college studying and writing 16th-century counterpoint. It's hard to imagine a less practical skill.
by Isabel Cárdenas-Navia and Brian K. Fitzgerald (Excerpt)
New technologies and data science are transforming a wide range of organizations into analytics-intensive enterprises.
Mental superiority of any kind is at present everywhere so much below the demand; there is such a deficiency of persons competent to do excellently anything which it requires any considerable amount of ability to do; that the loss to the world, by refusing to make use of one-half of the whole quantity of talent it possesses, is extremely serious.
by Mary Taylor Huber (Excerpt)
Teaching History in the Digital Age, by T. Mills Kelly. Ann Arbor, MI: The University of Michigan Press, 2013. 184 pages. $70.00 Cloth, $19.95 EBook. Read for free on the web.
Wikipedia U: Knowledge, Authority, and Liberal Education in the Digital Age, by Thomas Leitch. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014. 176 pages. $29.95 Hardback, $29.95 EBook.