Coming to Grips with Higher Education

Coming to Grips with Higher Education

Author: Michael T. Nietzel

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475838442

Category: Education

Page: 192

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This book raises some inconvenient truths about higher education, and it challenges several of its cherished assumptions. It then offers specific recommendation for fundamental changes in institutional mission and funding, financial aid, academic curricula and student learning, campus spending, faculty tenure, and intercollegiate athletics.

What's Public about Public Higher Ed?

What's Public about Public Higher Ed?

Author: Stephen M. Gavazzi

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421442525

Category: Education

Page: 232

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An unflinching, no-holds-barred exploration of what citizens really think about their public universities, What's Public about Public Higher Ed? places special emphasis on the events of 2020—including the COVID-19 pandemic and the worst racial unrest seen in half a century—as major inflection points for understanding the implications of the survey's findings.

Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965--postsecondary Education Pipeline

Hearing on the Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act of 1965--postsecondary Education Pipeline

Author: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000018472257

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 249

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As part of the process of developing the reauthorization legislation for the Higher Education Act of 1965 and its descendants, the Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education heard testimony on questions pertaining to the postsecondary education pipeline and the requirements of the future work force. In particular the testimony addressed the questions of who is in the educational pipeline toward postsecondary education; what are the requirements of the future work force, particularly for persons with postsecondary education; and what are the challenges facing postsecondary institutions in their efforts to educate those in the education pipeline. On these questions, the following witnesses spoke: Arnold Packer, co-author, Workforce 2000; Anthony Carnevale, American Society for Training and Development; Carol Frances, Carol Frances Plus Associates; K. Scott Hughes of K. Scott Hughes Associates; Stephen Trachtenberg, President of George Washington University; Eugene Deloatch, Dean of Engineering, Morgan State University; and Ken Lay, International Business Machines, Director of International Education. The document also includes prepared statements, letters and supplemental materials from the witnesses as well as Stephen J. Blair of the National Association of Trade and Technical Schools, and E. Thomas Coleman, Representative to Congress from Missouri. (JB)

Leadership in Higher Education

Leadership in Higher Education

Author: Francis L. Lawrence

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351509374

Category: Education

Page: 461

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In this collection of interviews, presidents and chancellors of some of America's most respected universities candidly reflect on their experiences during the decade leading up to the twenty-first century and immediately following it. This was a time of change and uncertainty, when opportunities for achievement and potential for failure made their role uncommonly challenging, and success called for considerable determination, integrity, foresight, skill, and courage. The American higher education system, often characterized as the best in the world, is distinguished for its scholarship as well as its accessibility. Its indispensable role as an engine for individual and societal economic advancement has made universities the targets of media interest, critical examination, and political manipulation. Higher education has become the passport to the American dream, and the percentage of those going to college has increased, challenging individual institutions and systems to accommodate growing numbers of aspiring students while searching for solutions to problems of inadequate college preparation and inadequate financial assistance for low-income students. Despite their increasing importance to the nation, the region, and their communities, public and private universities have seen states reduce their support to their state systems of higher education, shifting the responsibility to individuals and institutions. Leadership in Higher Education traces the careers of thirteen women and men who have presided over a total of twenty universities or university systems and three national organizations of higher education: Robert Berdahl, Myles Brand, Molly Corbett Broad, John T. Casteen III, Mary Sue Coleman, Norman C. Francis, Nils Hasselmo, Shirley Ann Jackson, Shirley Strum Kenny, William English Kirwan, Francis L. Lawrence, Charles M. Vest, and David Ward.

In Defense of American Higher Education

In Defense of American Higher Education

Author: J Donald Monan Sj Professor of Higher Education and Director Philip G Altbach

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801866545

Category: Education

Page: 364

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The current era in higher education is characterized by increased need for accountability and fiscal constraint coupled with demands for increased productivity. Higher education is expected to meet the demand of changing student demographics, as well as requests for research and service from government and industry. To preserve the academy's ability to meet these demands, the editors and contributors to this volume argue that, while change is inevitable and desirable, any radical alterations to the practices that have established and upheld the excellence of higher education in the United States must be carefully considered.The editors and contributors cherish the best ideals of higher education: academic freedom, commitment to both inquiry and teaching, and preservation of an independence of mind and spirit in the face of external pressures. At the same time, the authors of these essays also reflect upon the failings of higher education, including problematic historical legacies such as racism, sexism, and anti-semitism. In Defense of American Higher Education is a careful analysis of what we have inherited, undertaken with a critical eye for constructive reform. It will be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of American higher education.

The Gamification of Higher Education

The Gamification of Higher Education

Author: N. Niman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137331465

Category: Education

Page: 231

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Instead of thinking about education as the mastery of a body of knowledge where the subject matter becomes the focus of our attention, The Gamification of Higher Education encourages us to think of it as a process that draws out the best in individuals and prepares them for happy, productive, and successful lives.

Coming of Age

Coming of Age

Author: Francesca Purcell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135495237

Category: Education

Page: 200

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In view of the increasing number of Third World countries considering the establishment of women's colleges to meet the demand for the higher education of women, presenting a case study of two key women's colleges in the Philippines. Within the context of global, national and local changes since the fall of Ferdinand Marcos in 1986, academic and administrative leaders at two prestigious women's colleges candidly discuss how their respective institutions adapted to their environments and how the colleges will fare in the future. Preferences for large, coeducational institutions; the emergence of less expensive tertiary institutions; and the downward spiral of a weak national economy combined to destabilized the enrollment base of these colleges. Factors unique to the Philippines including an increasing number of female overseas contract workers; struggles with national language preferences; and the growth of feminism also affected the colleges. In response, the colleges expanded their curricula, chose high-profile presidents, focused on faculty development, and acquired technology. Decision-markers at these colleges will have to continue in their efforts at solidifying their positions in the Philippine higher education system. The book that women's colleges worldwide must articulate their unique purposes and collaborate with other institutions to strengthen their organizations.