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Archive for the ‘General’ Category

Survey of Administrators on Learning Outcomes Assessment

A little over a year ago, the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) came out with the results of a survey of college and university administrators on the subject of learning outcomes assessment.  This was a follow-up to the AAC&U’s 2009 survey on the same topic.  Among the more important findings of the most […]

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Critical Approaches to Women and Gender in Higher Education

Critical Approaches to Women and Gender in Higher Education by Pamela Eddy, Kelly Ward and Tehmina Khwaja, published just last month, raises several important issues relating to gender in higher education. The volume examines the impacts of gender on organizational leadership, faculty and staff, as well as limitations and concerns that impact female students. The chapters in this volume […]

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2016 Critical Issues in Higher Education Conference – SUNYCON 2016

The 2016 Critical Issues in Higher Education Conference (SUNYCON 2016) was held in New York City in October. The focus of this conference was “Degrees of Influence: The Forces Shaping the Future of Higher Education.” The Agenda for this conference can be found here: https://www.suny.edu/sunycon/2016/agenda/ and features many of the topics we are discussing in […]

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Great Jobs, Great Lives The 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report

[HT Alison Sjovall for sending me the link to this report] According to a 2014 Gallup-Purdue Index Report, “Great Job, Great Lives,” the college that students attend does not determine their success in life. Rather, evidence from interviews with more than 30,000 U.S. graduates reveals that it is the different experiences that students have during […]

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Why STEM Majors Need the Humanities

[Post by Steve Maurano] In a recent Chronicle of Higher Education piece, “Why STEM Majors Need the Humanities,” Neal Koblitz makes the point that more and more courses, especially entry-level courses, are being taught online. Koblitz notes that, while this may be good for an institution’s bottom line, it is usually not good for the student. […]

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Liberal Arts Matter

[Post by Janet Castleman] “Making the Case for Liberal Arts Colleges,” an Inside Higher Ed piece by Scott Jaschik, summarizes findings by Richard A. Detweiler, the president of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. Detweiler has been involved in extensive research to document the positive impact of a liberal arts education. Based on interviews with 1,000 […]

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2026, The Decade Ahead: The Seismic Shifts Transforming the Future of Higher Education

2026, The Decade Ahead, divided into three sections, provides a picture of changes ahead for higher education over the next ten years. Section one examines the demographic changes coming to campuses. It points out that the supply-demand problem will be particularly acute in the Northeast and Midwest, which are home to a greater concentration of […]

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Future of Higher Education Research Team Blog

The Future of Higher Education Research Team Blog will be used to surface formal and informal research and discussions from journals (articles), books, reports, surveys, blogs, wikis, white papers, conference materials (recorded keynotes, presentations, papers), organization/association websites, Twitter, LISTSERVs about the higher education landscape. Many of the identified resources cited in the developing report’s footnotes and […]

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