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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
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Springborg, Martin – Thought & Action, 2013
"Teaching and Learning" is a photographic essay that the author began in 2005, as a photography instructor at Inver Hills Community College near Minneapolis-St. Paul. At that time, the author gave his students and himself an assignment: to document their lives and the lives of their peers outside the safe confines of their studio…
Descriptors: Photography, Essays, College Faculty, Community Colleges
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Gecan, Michael – Thought & Action, 2013
As the co-director of the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), a network founded by Saul Alinsky in 1940 that partners with faith and community-based organizations to improve local leadership and citizen-led action, the author has witnessed how power organizing can work. In the first few months of 2013, the author had been privileged to be part of a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Action, Organization, Meetings
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Goldstene, Claire – Thought & Action, 2012
The alarming stories from adjunct faculty, who now comprise a majority of higher-education teachers nationally, share troubling commonalities. The frustrations are financial, personal, and professional. In decades past, most adjunct faculty worked full-time outside of academe and taught an occasional course based on a particular expertise or…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Tenure, Adjunct Faculty, Expertise
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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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Ventello, Gregg Primo – Thought & Action, 2012
Inside every airline magazine is an ad in which Chester L. Karrass insists, "You don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate." This suggests that the "art" of negotiation is more important than the substance of any issue under consideration. When it's time to negotiate at the author's college, the faculty union's "professional…
Descriptors: Governing Boards, Unions, Collective Bargaining, College Faculty
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Harris, Jill S. – Thought & Action, 2012
In this article, the author discusses how a professor can harness the power of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and use GIS to teach in the social sciences. She shows examples of how GIS can illustrate concepts during lecture or discussion, and provides two specific GIS assignments: one for undergraduate students and the other for graduate…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Content Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students
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Lighthall, Alison – Thought & Action, 2012
With America's military out of Iraq, and funding for global military operations on the decline, thousands of newly discharged men and women are trying to figure out "What's next?" Most of the Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, and Sailors joined the military before their 21st birthday, and it is often the only job they have ever held. While it is true…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Foreign Countries, Veterans, College Students
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Bowker, Matthew H. – Thought & Action, 2012
The ideal of community engagement suggests that both a student's career and his college's mission are (or ought to be) inextricable from the community in which they are embedded. That students, faculty, and academic institutions should serve community purposes, actively engage in community affairs, and network themselves in real and virtual…
Descriptors: Community Organizations, School Community Relationship, Financial Needs, School Community Programs
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Fawns-Justeson, Rebecca – Thought & Action, 2012
There are many views about what types of actions can or cannot be defined as mentoring. The author opines that educators often make it much more complicated than it needs to be. At its core, mentoring is the act of listening, of asking good questions, and of probing others to more clearly articulate their ideas. Mentoring also involves challenging…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Mentors, Educational Opportunities, Coaching (Performance)
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Minor, Darrell – Thought & Action, 2012
On February 1, 2012, Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a "right to work" (RTW) provision in the state's labor laws, making Indiana the 23rd RTW state in the nation. In addition to becoming the 23rd RTW state in the nation, Indiana is the first in more than a decade to pass a law undermining the ability of unions to organize and…
Descriptors: Public Health, Living Standards, Unions, Collective Bargaining
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Neem, Johann N. – Thought & Action, 2012
Western Governors University was conceptualized in 1995 at a meeting of the Western Governors Association, and founded soon after in an effort to increase degree production in higher education at a lower cost. It has expanded significantly over the past few years, driven both by increased demand for online education and by drastic state budget…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Higher Education, Competence, Certification
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Travis, Jon E. – Thought & Action, 2012
When these inequities began to change in the 20th century, due in part to the sweeping court-ordered integration following Brown v. Board of Education and the simultaneous expansion of public colleges and universities, all citizens began to gain access to educational achievement and, as a result, true access to the American power structure. The…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Governance
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Lax, Jeffrey – Thought & Action, 2012
The Center for an Urban Future (CUF) released a report last November asserting that, with a six-year graduation rate of 28 percent, City University of New York (CUNY) community colleges "should be doing much better." The report declared graduation rates "lackluster" and criticized community colleges for "not yet delivering…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Community Colleges, Graduation, Graduation Rate
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Greene, Jenny; Knapp, Jill – Thought & Action, 2012
The Princeton Teaching Initiative at Princeton University is an all-volunteer group formed to teach for-credit college courses in the New Jersey state prison system. The courses are coordinated with the Mercer County Community College (MCCC), which accredits the courses and maintains the students' transcripts. Volunteer professors, postdoctoral…
Descriptors: Volunteers, Correctional Education, Correctional Rehabilitation, Outreach Programs
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