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Messier, John – Thought & Action, 2017
Collective bargaining and faculty governance are sometimes perceived to be in conflict. Faculty members will debate about whether a specific issue--for example, program consolidations or early college/dual enrollment (where high school students earn college credits taking high school classes taught by high school teachers)--falls under governance…
Descriptors: Governance, Academic Freedom, Unions, Collective Bargaining
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Sgoutas-Emch, Sandra; Baird, Lisa; Myers, Perla; Camacho, Michelle; Lord, Susan – Thought & Action, 2016
The lack of diversity among higher-education faculty in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines represents a grave structural inequality with serious consequences for students. Fixing it means rethinking the pathway to the professoriate for women and people of color, and avoiding the problems with hiring in STEM fields…
Descriptors: Cohort Analysis, Cluster Grouping, College Faculty, Teacher Recruitment
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Gray-Rosendale, Laura; Dierking, Kirsten – Thought & Action, 2014
At a conference last fall, Kirsten Dierking came across "College Girl: A Memoir," a book by Laura Gray-Rosendale that tells the story of a brutal sexual assault she experienced as a college student. While she purchased a copy of the book, it sat unopened on her desk for a while; also a victim of brutal rape in college, she was not sure…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Crime, Rape, College Students
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Golden, Robert – Thought & Action, 2013
In this article, Robert Golden envisions the current trends in practice at State University of New York (SUNY) in Plattsburgh, being so firmly entrenched as to still be the same practices in place 60 years into the future. He notes the decline of full-time faculty, the rise in the numbers of contingent faculty, the increasing use of massive open…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Administration, College Presidents, Trend Analysis
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Hanson, Chad – Thought & Action, 2012
Why can't colleges act more like businesses? For the past century, legislators, boards of trustees, and private sector leaders have been befuddled by academic traditions. The scions of law-making and industry have scratched their heads and wondered why institutions of higher learning do not respond to the same prompts and incentives that work well…
Descriptors: Corporations, Private Sector, Student Financial Aid, Nonprofit Organizations
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Tuchman, Gaye – Thought & Action, 2011
For at least 30 years, professional work has been changing. Even such once-elite professionals as doctors, lawyers, and professors have become subject to significant control. Single-practitioner medical practices have given way to group practices subject to the rules of insurance plans; lawyers join mammoth firms where paralegals time the steps…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Productivity, College Faculty, College Administration
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Hubbell, Larry – Thought & Action, 2010
Despite trends toward greater corporatism and bureaucratization of the academy, some vestiges of shared governance remain, including some level of faculty decision-making in faculty senates or councils. Generalizations about faculty senates are difficult to make because they vary with regard to their level of power and faculty involvement.…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Governance, College Governing Councils, Administrator Role
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Fischbach, Ronald – Thought & Action, 2005
America's tax-supported colleges and universities are currently enmeshed in a crisis. Legislatures are demanding more productivity--as measured by accelerated graduation rates--while students, for a whole host of reasons, are not progressing through their course work as quickly as they once did. Completing a degree in four years is now rare, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Practices, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power
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McColm, Greg; Dorn, Sherman – Thought & Action, 2005
This article describes the events surrounding the University of South Florida's (USF) involvement with Sami Al-Arian, who was a professor at USF prior to accusations of involvement in the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). The seeds of the Al-Arian controversy were planted in the early 1990s when USF--an ambitious but underfunded…
Descriptors: National Security, Universities, Educational Practices, College Faculty
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Jones, Terry – Thought & Action, 2005
A dean resigns and a search committee for his replacement is selected and begins its job. This simple act occurs regularly on campuses throughout the nation. Periodically, though, things happen that disturb the business-as-usual cycle of such searches and provide a glimpse into problems that fester below the surface. In this article, Terry Jones…
Descriptors: Search Committees (Personnel), Deans, Administrative Change, Racial Bias
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Noble, David F. – Thought & Action, 1998
Confusion over the role to be played by technology in college instruction is common, with administration sometimes in opposition to faculty over transformation of courses into courseware and the action of teaching into commercially viable property. The major proponents of such a transformation include vendors of network hardware, software, and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Administration, Computer Uses in Education, Corporate Education