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Lustig, Jeff – Thought & Action, 2006
Discussions of higher education in the U.S. are driven today by the language of finance rather than of pedagogy--more specifically, the language of financial hardship. Terms like "shortfall," "cutback," and "retrenchment" set the tone and shape the policies that force austerities and lead to "triage" in…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Teacher Responsibility, Scholarship, Educational Change
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Wood, James L.; Valenzuela, Lorena T. – Thought & Action, 1996
Unless the higher education community itself, primarily students and faculty, responds immediately and forcefully to the issue of underfunding and widespread retrenchment, higher education as we know it will cease to exist. Problems include shrinking state financial and political support and absence of a compelling national security need.…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Students, Economic Change
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Johnson, J. Paul – Thought & Action, 1996
It is argued that college writing courses can accomplish technical and critical goals and also address politically-charged issues responsibly. The rationale for this approach is discussed, and a University of Texas at Austin composition program designed to include examination of race and gender issues is outlined. Several other writing course…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Role
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Van Dusen, Gerald C. – Thought & Action, 1998
Attaining the goals that higher-education reformers target (making the academy more accessible, affordable, and effective) via technology is likely to require a significant overhaul of postsecondary institutions, including the use of time, resource allocation, roles of faculty/staff, and institutional mission. Closer examination of how technology…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Role
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Altbach, Philip G.; Lewis, Lionel S. – Thought and Action, 1994
It is suggested that many of the problems in higher education rest in the top tier of research institutions, and that critics ignore the commitment to students and teaching at most institutions, where the majority of faculty teach. The problem is not faculty shortsightedness or avarice but institutional financial problems. (MSE)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Role