The Educational record (Educ Rec)

Publisher: American Council on Education; American Council on Education

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Other titles Educational record
ISSN 0013-1873
OCLC 1567604
Material type Periodical
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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    ABSTRACT: Seven college students at Florida State University recognized on campus for exemplary character and service were interviewed about how college student peer groups function both to inhibit and to encourage development of character and civic responsibility. Their responses are summarized, and strategies that institutions can use to promote moral and civic outcomes in student learning and development are suggested. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: Colleges and universities can capitalize on advancing information technology to provide new options and opportunities for students and bring profit to the institution. Commercial opportunities include: educational production, certification, and delivery services; courseware development; creation of subscription services for access to information technology; processing of massive amounts of information about students and performance (data "mining"); and other information services. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: Today's new technologies are allowing new colleges and universities to not only extend programs to off-campus students but also change to a learner-centered model of education, stressing collaboration and increased use of distributed multimedia learning environments. Partnerships between institutions, between institutions and agencies, and between institutions and business to create these opportunities are increasing. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: The college president is an educator first, a public teacher and model citizen second, and only incidentally a scholar, fund raiser, manager, lobbyist, and cheerleader. The campus is a guardian of public discourse, with teaching and discourse linking the campus and community. The president's first task is to force periodic examination of the institution's mission and of moral values. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: In the midst of a fragmented society, colleges and universities can provide living models of how a more inclusive democratic civil society can work. All colleges have this potential and must develop it. Trustees, presidents, provosts, deans, and faculty can all use specific techniques to foster a civic-minded community. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: The John Templeton Foundation encourages colleges and universities to foster students' moral development by establishing the "Honor Roll for Character-Building Colleges" to recognize institutions that emphasize character building as an integral part of the undergraduate experience. Ten programs featured in the 1996-97 honor roll are profiled briefly, and national trends are noted. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: Colleges and universities can communicate expectations for students' moral, ethical, and character development through both the environment it creates and the formal curriculum, particularly through stated goals. A model of moral development provides insights into the processes needed to foster moral behavior, and the experiences of other institutions suggest ways to develop successful civic and character education programs. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: Outlines the history of intercollegiate athletics and the evolution of commercialization in college sports, particularly through television. Argues that few Division I programs could be self-sufficient; the issue is the degree to which sports are commercialized for revenue, and the challenge to balance schools' needs, private sector interests, and institutions' desire to support a variety of opportunities for students. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: The College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin is collaborating with the Austin Independent School District to improve teacher education through restructuring of the preservice curriculum, infusion of technology into teacher preparation, a research-based internship program, new teacher mentoring, and administrator development. One program result is greater mutual support and respect between faculty and teachers. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: Argues that in higher education, values and priorities of the enterprise's "producers" have little in common with those of the "consumers," and identifies areas in which this is apparent, including tuition, college choice, selection of a president, program development, faculty rewards, state subsidies, institutional budgeting, and school calendars. Suggests a balance of producer and consumer priorities is best. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: John Dewey's "Democracy and Education" suggests an approach to civic education using techniques commonly adopted in today's undergraduate education, including community service, problem solving, and collaborative learning. Community service is an important way to foster civic engagement in young Americans. If American higher education is to help realize Dewey's vision of democracy, new forms of learning and defining knowledge are needed. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: The future of employee tuition benefits under the federal Employee Educational Assistance Act is again threatened unless Congress acts to preserve it. Research shows this benefit to have been successful in achieving its principal goal of promoting equity among beneficiaries. The act has expired and been reenacted 8 times in 17 years, illustrating the need for consistent support. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: This article suggests that increasingly, college governing boards are using presidential evaluation techniques that compromise the incumbent president's ability to lead. If the board feels it has an objective evaluation method, it should not accept self-motivated faculty evaluations. Guidelines are offered for both formal and informal assessments. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: Because of the excess supply of student spaces relative to the number of students able or willing to pay posted tuition prices at private colleges, many schools have been using financial aid to compete for students. However, schools like Muskingum College (Ohio) are now reaching the limit of this strategy and are implementing major across-the-board tuition reductions. (DB)
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    ABSTRACT: Interviews with new faculty and graduate students regarding their career needs and desires identified concerns in the following areas: the tenure process; alternative career paths; the two-tiered academic labor market; professional development opportunities and post-tenure review; better graduate school preparation; and integration of personal and professional lives. (DB)
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    ABSTRACT: This article reviews the history of accreditation of institutions of higher education in the context of the coming Congressional reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. It reports on the recent establishment of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and identifies organizational principles including the need for accreditation to be a cooperative enterprise between institutions and accrediting agencies. (DB)
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    ABSTRACT: Heavy growth in the population of high school graduates seeking higher education opportunities presents a special challenge to higher education. These students will reflect growing racial and ethnic heterogeneity. This trend and the increasing need for advanced education mean that the short-term response of higher education will heavily influence future economic, civic, and political dimensions of American society. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: It is argued that college presidents should concentrate their efforts in five specific areas: (1) interpreting and managing change; (2) leading academic transformation; (3) balancing constituencies and their opposing claims; (4) finding financial resources; and (5) defending and promoting higher education, by meeting growing and inconsistent demands for accountability. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: The president of the University of Miami (Florida) at the time of Hurricane Andrew discusses the challenges of coping with widespread campus destruction and the resulting organizational crisis, and offers guidelines for responding rapidly and effectively to the needs and concerns of various constituents. (MSE)
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    ABSTRACT: The Chief Executive Office of Microsoft Corporation urges more complete integration of technology into higher education. He offers specific examples of how such integration can provide a new way to learn (such as accessing information on the Internet and using individually paced instruction) and efficient distance learning. Colleges and universities fully utilizing technology are seen to have a competitive advantage. (DB)
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