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Hutcheson, Philo A. – Thought & Action, 1996
Drawing on longitudinal data from federal surveys for 1974-75 and 1992 and other studies, tenure patterns and trends are examined in 3 groups of college faculty: full-time faculty with at least 50% teaching responsibility; women faculty; and all faculty. Conclusions are drawn about the meaning of tenure, and steps to be taken in clarifying its…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Faculty Workload
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Gardiner, Lion F. – Thought & Action, 1998
Recent research on how college students learn and what constitutes an effective educational experience is reviewed, and implications for bringing about desired changes in the undergraduate experience are discussed. Topics examined include students' ability to reason with abstractions, development of moral values, extent to which the curriculum and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cognitive Processes, College Instruction, Educational Change
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Watson, David L.; Stockert, Nancy A. – Thought & Action, 1987
Recent research in cognition and motivation offers practical applications to help underachieving students perform more effectively in college. Teachers can help students learn to process information better, encourage them to be active learners and be better organized, assist them in coping with anxiety, and change course structure to change…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Attitude Change, Cognitive Processes, College Students
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Diamond, Arlyn – Thought & Action, 1986
The role of feminist faculty and unions in forming alliances to change the traditional academic power structure and in addressing faculty issues common to women and other groups is discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Collective Bargaining, College Faculty, Contracts, Faculty College Relationship
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Lauter, Paul – Thought & Action, 1986
Three recent reports on the quality and need for reform in American higher education are examined as opportunities, particularly for faculty, to renew their commitment to excellence in their profession. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
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Harvey, William B. – Thought and Action, 1991
In a discussion of the limitations on African-American participation in higher education, it is concluded that, because college faculty are at the heart of the academic experience, their failure to deplore or even acknowledge racist or discriminatory behavior in society amounts to implicit endorsement of bias. (MSE)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Faculty, Higher Education, Racial Bias
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Lee, Barbara A. – Thought and Action, 1991
A study of lawsuits filed by college faculty against their institutions looked at the effects of litigation on the people and institutions involved. The discussion examines standards of judicial review and construction of a fair personnel decision-making process. Careful planning, conscientious application of policies, and meaningful internal…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Court Litigation, Employment Practices, Faculty College Relationship
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Gordon, Lynn D. – Thought and Action, 1990
A review of the history of women on American college campuses looks at the emergence of women's higher education, then coeducation, the gender revolution, changed perceptions of women's participation in public life and extracurricular activities, a period of restrictive backlash, and the insights provided about today's harassment on campus. (MSE)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Coeducation, Educational Change, Educational History
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Applegate, Jimmie R.; Henniger, Michael L. – Thought and Action, 1989
Minority student enrollment in higher education over the last decade is examined, as well as population projections into the early 21st century. Many minority youth reject the assertion that success requires a college degree, and racial prejudice and violence on campuses create an inhospitable environment for minorities. (MLW)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Blacks, College Students, Community Colleges
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Paludi, Michele A. – Thought and Action, 1993
Issues in sexual harassment for minority women, especially in the context of higher education, are examined; and the efforts of Hunter College (New York) to address harassment on campus are described. They include a sexual harassment panel, workshops, and a publication for faculty. Guidelines for similar programs are offered. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Policy, College Environment, College Students, Ethnic Groups
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Hensel, Nancy – Thought and Action, 1989
Many women find it difficult to reconcile the responsibilities of a career and a family. Issues discussed are: sexual discrimination on campus, women faculty members less productive than male colleagues and therefore less qualified for promotion, family responsibilities restricting women's opportunities for advancement, the 1978 Pregnancy…
Descriptors: Child Rearing, College Faculty, Higher Education, Parent Role
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Truax, Anne; And Others – Thought and Action, 1989
An article and three responses on sexual harassment in higher education are presented: "Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: What We've Learned" (Anne Truax); "Who Is Responsible for Sexual Harassment?" (Barbara G. Taylor); "The Feminist-Unionist Dilemma" (Sherna Berger Gluck); and "Sexual Harassment and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Court Litigation, Due Process, Faculty College Relationship
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Calathes, William – Thought and Action, 1991
A review of the literature on minority underrepresentation in higher education and issues specific to community colleges suggests several solutions, including improved institutional commitment to hiring for diversity among faculty and administrators, multicultural expertise as a qualification for some positions, more hospitable campus and…
Descriptors: Administrator Selection, Change Strategies, Classroom Environment, College Environment