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Cho, Katherine S. – Thought & Action, 2018
Student resistance across the nation has surged since 2014, as students protest, demonstrate, and sit-in and die-in against racism on their campuses, and around the broader and parallel issues of students feeling unacknowledged, silenced, and oppressed by their colleges and universities. These protests are not merely symbolic demonstrations of…
Descriptors: Activism, Resistance (Psychology), College Students, College Environment
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Waggoner, Matt – Thought & Action, 2015
Skills, jobs, and even self-enrichment were not historically regarded as the ultimate goals of the liberal arts; they were byproducts. The reason liberal arts education was called "liberal" in the first place was because it was supposed to cultivate a free human being. Education on the liberal model aimed to liberate. The goal of liberal…
Descriptors: Liberal Arts, College Faculty, Individual Development, Educational Philosophy
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Davenport, Elizabeth – Thought & Action, 2015
Given their history of socio-economic peripheralization and continued struggles for success, one would expect African Americans--especially highly educated ones--to be adept at the various forms of mobilization and advocacy, especially that of labor unions, which have not only provided them access to opportunities but also given them a voice in…
Descriptors: Unions, Governance, Black Colleges, Universities
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Griffin, Kimberly A. – Thought & Action, 2013
In this article, the author, Kimberly A. Griffin, a faculty member at a research-intensive institution, reflects on what has guided her decision to say "yes" or "no" when requests for academic service are presented. She reports she is evaluated on how much she engages in research, teaching, and service, and that tenure and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Decision Making, Faculty Workload, Self Concept
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Rosenthal, Bill; Schnee, Emily – Thought & Action, 2013
On a prime site in Manhattan, a block from the lions guarding the New York Public Library, the City University of New York (CUNY) opened its newest community college in the fall of 2012. Designed to achieve greater student success, as measured through increased graduation rates, the New Community College at CUNY (NCC) is seen as a beacon of hope…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Tenure, College Administration