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Johnson, David – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
There is a growing and inexplicable trend among professors to voluntarily fade into the online pedagogical background and allow someone--or something--to do the teaching for them. The professoriate should be concerned about three kinds of online courses that require minimal preparation: YouTube courses, PowerPoint courses, and publisher courses.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Online Courses, Video Technology, Computer Software
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Bañuelos, Nidia – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
In a 2017 speech at the Brookings Institute, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos drew a striking comparison between K-12 schools and ride share services. This idea--that education, like other consumer goods, improves through competition between providers--has been around a long time. Whenever existing schools fail to deliver what students, parents, or…
Descriptors: Figurative Language, Higher Education, Educational Change, Comparative Analysis
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Pasquerella, Lynn; McNair, Tia Brown; Saffold, Jacinta R. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
As institutions of higher education across the nation strive to prepare the next generation of student leaders, Dr. King's words echo in our ears: "We are now faced with the fact that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there 'is' such a thing as being too…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Racial Attitudes, Racial Relations, Race
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Prescott, Brian T. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
This edition of "Playing the Numbers" reports on recent trends in a few key measures related to postsecondary education. Among the trends examined will be key issues of educational attainment, participation, and finance and affordability. Moreover, given the critical role of the states in the delivery of postsecondary education, it will…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Higher Education, Educational Attainment, Achievement Gap
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Mestre, Jose P.; Herman, Geoffrey L.; Tomkin, Jonathan H.; West, Matthew – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
A science department on the campus of the University of Illinois has received numerous national awards for excellence in undergraduate teaching. The secret to their success? For nearly two decades, they have collaboratively used evidence-based instructional practices (EBIP) in their introductory level courses. Despite these successes and efforts…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Evidence Based Practice, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
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Foote, Kathleen; Henderson, Charles; Knaub, Alexis; Dancy, Melissa; Beichner, Robert – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
The authors wrote this article to share a message of hope to change agents working in higher education. Even if change cannot happen right away, assembling a foundation of interested collaborators, waiting for the right time to act, and thinking of past failures as opportunities to build the groundwork can result in productive changes. Acting once…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Change Agents, Persistence, Educational Change
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Apple, Peggy L.; Whitney, Karen M. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
When you become a a college president or chancellor, whether you like it or not, everyone close to you is part of your presidency. There are increasing numbers of presidents who are women, single, single and dating, single with children of various ages, divorced, cohabitating, parents of young/school-aged children, with no children, multiracial,…
Descriptors: College Presidents, Spouses, Family Work Relationship, Role
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Levesque-Bristol, Chantal; Maybee, Clarence; Parker, Loran Carleton; Zywicki, Craig; Connor, Cody; Flierl, Michael – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
U.S. colleges and universities are facing the challenges of eroding public confidence and financial support, along with high failure rates, especially at a time when increasing numbers of students are matriculating. The demographic profile of students going to college is also more diverse, with students coming from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.…
Descriptors: Instructional Improvement, Undergraduate Students, Student Centered Learning, Active Learning
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Tyszko, Jason A.; Sheets, Robert G. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Data and technology can be used for achieving many different objectives, and their applications should be driven by major stakeholder needs. Already there are emerging projects and innovations that will lay the foundation for a new public-private data infrastructure to produce a more dynamic and equitable talent marketplace. The launch of the T3…
Descriptors: Data Use, Technology Uses in Education, School Business Relationship, Public Sector
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Trosset, Carol; McCormack, Holly; Leatham, Rachel – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Internships are popular among many undergraduates, partly because they provide job experience and make it easier to get hired after graduation. Studies have found that employers place more weight on experience, including internships, than on academic credentials when evaluating a recent graduate for employment. In this article the authors report…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, Internship Programs, Scoring Rubrics, Cues
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Smith, Robert; Imig, Scott; Smith, Kayce – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
In this article, the authors argue that continued attacks by legislators on public education require that faculty become advocates. The authors examine the issue of advocacy by describing how Imig and Smith's work evolved from traditional research for a scholarly audience to a reactive research model responding to changes in educational policy in…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Policy, Politics of Education, Advocacy
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Kinzie, Jillian; Landy, Kathleen; Sorcinelli, Mary Deane; Hutchings, Pat – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Getting all students to high levels of achievement is what matters most. Many campuses today are working hard to develop a clearer and more integrated, collective approach to this goal. This takes leadership, resources, good data, a willingness to try new things, and, above all, a sense of purpose--working toward shared goals for student success.…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Academic Achievement, Student Improvement, Faculty Development
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Potter, Joshua D. – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Curriculum maps have long served as useful guides in the careful design of a curriculum's pedagogical aims and where they are to be achieved, however such a map cannot indicate how students are actually moving through the curriculum. This article discusses traffic models. When employed in the study of courses drawn from multiple departments,…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Students, Data Use, Course Selection (Students)
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Heffernan, Kerrissa – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Many athletic departments at elite schools resemble exclusive country clubs. Participation in sport allows overwhelmingly White student-athletes to enter, leverage, and expand the rarefied social networks that are associated with those sports. As recent admission scandals demonstrate, these social networks are ripe for abuse by the wealthy. The…
Descriptors: Racial Bias, Athletics, White Students, Minority Group Students
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Davies, Martin – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2019
Some have claimed that critical thinking is not a skill as much as an attitude. A "critical spirit"--whatever that might mean could be simultaneously both a skill and an attitude. Others have suggested that it comprises skills in argumentation, logic, and an awareness of cognitive biases in psychology. Whatever definition one favors, the…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, College Instruction, Skill Development, Thinking Skills
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