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Thomson, Alec – Thought & Action, 2017
At its most elemental level, dual enrollment--sometimes known as dual credit or concurrent enrollment--enrolls high school students in college-level courses. The exact nature of each dual enrollment program varies from state to state, but generally students earn college credits when they pass their classes. In this article, the author discusses…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Outcomes of Education, High School Students, College Credits
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Bordelon, David – Thought & Action, 2014
The thought on many an academic's mind today is how to stop it. The "it"? The barrage of reports, papers, and interviews stating that higher education needs to embrace "disruptive change," treat students like customers, and become more entrepreneurial. In short, colleges must adopt a business model, or like blacksmith…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Educational Change, Commercialization, Resistance to Change
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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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Urban, Wayne – Thought & Action, 2007
In 1957, the year the National Education Association (NEA) celebrated its 100th anniversary, the Educational Policies Commission (EPC)--a prestigious group co-sponsored by NEA and the American Association of School Administrators--published a document titled "Higher Education in a Decade of Decision." NEA intended the report to address…
Descriptors: Professional Associations, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Educational History
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Schrecker, Ellen – Thought & Action, 2005
Ellen Schrecker is professor of history at Yeshiva University. Recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on McCarthyism, she has published many books and articles on the subject. Here she writes that while it would be difficult to deny that America's colleges and universities are under siege at the moment, it is hard to tell whether they…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Foreign Policy, Freedom of Speech, Controversial Issues (Course Content)
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Unger, Donald N. S. – Thought & Action, 2000
Describing economic and professional marginalization of adjunct faculty and reluctance of tenured colleagues and administrators to work for change, calls for institutional caps on percentage of courses taught by adjuncts, a pay rate closer to 75 percent of tenured salary rather than the current 25 percent, and time limits on adjuncts teaching full…
Descriptors: Adjunct Faculty, Educational Trends, Employment Problems, Faculty College Relationship
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Nader, Ralph – Thought & Action, 2000
Asserts that pressing the corporate model onto the university world jeopardizes the preservation of precious academic values and broader democratic rights, stating that the corporate model concentrates power, restricts the production and application of knowledge, and increases uniform behavior, self-censorship, and when needed outright…
Descriptors: College Role, Corporate Support, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Minsky, Leonard – Thought & Action, 2000
Describes the rise of an academic-industrial complex through which American and multinational corporations siphon the publicly created resources of universities and thereby convert publicly financed research into private gain. Asserts that this new corporate dominance represents an unprecedented intrusion into the heart of academic freedom which…
Descriptors: College Role, Corporate Support, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Noble, David – Thought & Action, 2000
Asserts that in the wake of increasing corporate influence from the outside and corresponding pressure for corporate support from within, universities are allowing academic freedom to be diminished. Discusses how this threat to academic freedom has taken at least three forms: suppression, erosion, and corruption. Describes the historical and…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Environment, Corporate Support, Educational Trends
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Moses, Daniel Noah – Thought & Action, 2000
Describes changes and program cuts at the University of Rochester as an illustration of a university being invaded by the corporate ethos, with the result that the school resembles an airport mall more than an institution of learning and community. Asserts that academics have a particular role to play in creating alternatives to a homogenizing…
Descriptors: College Role, Corporate Support, Educational Trends, Higher Education
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Goldman, Samuel – Thought & Action, 2000
Asserts that faculty must become engaged in helping the university meet the challenges of the 21st century without losing the university's historic purpose and perspective to an ever-growing corporate mentality. Proposes four guidelines to addressing the problem, covering corporatization, academic freedom, students' role, and knowledge production.…
Descriptors: Academic Freedom, College Faculty, College Role, Educational Change
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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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Barrow, Clyde W. – Thought & Action, 1996
This paper suggests that higher education's response to declining resources (budget cuts, program eliminations, retrenchment, reallocation, curriculum reform) may seem chaotic to faculty but are not confused, short-term measures that will disappear as the economy recovers. Union tactics or other responses that are merely reactive and depend on…
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Change Strategies, College Curriculum, Curriculum Development
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Blau, Judith R.; Presler-Marshall, Elisabeth – Thought & Action, 1996
Using data on degree completion among black and white community college students, a study investigated how rates in different postsecondary programs vary for blacks and whites, changes over the course of the 1980s, and institutional characteristics encouraging program completion for the two groups. The most striking result was a decline in…
Descriptors: Black Students, College Environment, College Students, Community Colleges
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Kent, Noel Jacob – Thought & Action, 1996
A new climate of racism on college and university campuses is seen as mirroring dominant patterns in society as a whole, which in turn reflects frustration, confusion, and anger over pervasive economic difficulties. Suggestions for campus response that is transformative rather than reactive are offered, including study of cultural identity through…
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Environment, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development
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