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University And Community Partnerships: A Full Circle Program, Richard Thurlow, Michael Ledoux, Nadine Mchenry, Michele Burns Sep 2007

University And Community Partnerships: A Full Circle Program, Richard Thurlow, Michael Ledoux, Nadine Mchenry, Michele Burns

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Civic engagement by universities has taken shape in a number of ways. This article describes the efforts of the Center for Education at a metropolitan university in the United States, whose outreach is to a under resourced school district in an economically distressed area. Partnerships with the Local Educational Agency (LEA), private foundations, divisions of the university, and local churches will be addressed. This is a descriptive article showing one university’s efforts at civic engagement.


Study/Teach Abroad Programs For Higher Education Faculty, Osman Özturgut Sep 2007

Study/Teach Abroad Programs For Higher Education Faculty, Osman Özturgut

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With all the benefits of study abroad programs for students in higher education, as suggested in the literature, this study proposes promoting study/teach abroad programs for faculty members. Through such programs, institutions will benefit from diversity and promotion of study abroad programs for students will be much more efficient with faculty members giving the account of first hand experience of their studying/teaching abroad.


The U.S. Academic Profession: Some Thoughts On The Past, Present, And Future, Michael W. Simpson Sep 2007

The U.S. Academic Profession: Some Thoughts On The Past, Present, And Future, Michael W. Simpson

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This essay reflects the personal and professional, the past as well as the present as they relate to the nature of college and the professors that work in them. The past is not seen nostalgically by the author, but such a romanticized view may be hindering professional empowerment by professors themselves in these times of massive administrative growth. Suggestions are given on how to possibly save the humanity of the profession and the spirit of higher education.


Online Survey Research Of Faculty Attitudes Toward Promotion And Tenure, Thomas Diamantes Jan 2005

Online Survey Research Of Faculty Attitudes Toward Promotion And Tenure, Thomas Diamantes

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This study is an extension of the preliminary study on faculty attitudes toward the processes of promotion and tenure in higher education. It began when several colleagues banded together and submitted proposals to a national conference establishing a panel to discuss promotion and tenure, which were subsequently accepted. The panel proposal consisted of: (1) a comparison and analysis of the tenure and promotion process at two institutions; (2) an analysis on mentoring a newly hired non-tenured colleague for the academic year; (3) an analysis of being mentored during the entry year at an institution; and finally; (4) an analysis of ...


Higher Education Financing Policy: Mechanisms And Effects, Bryan Cheung Mar 2003

Higher Education Financing Policy: Mechanisms And Effects, Bryan Cheung

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Over the past decades, there has seen a significant and consistent worldwide reform agenda for higher education financing policy. This paper is to analyze factors that keep driving these reform; to identify the reasons why governments and higher education keep searching for funding alternatives; to show the relationship among funding sources and paths; to discuss funding mechanisms and models adopted by some Asian and Western countries; and to discuss the effects of funding policy on student access, institute autonomy, competition, stability of institutes, quality and performance of education, responsiveness to market demands and fiscal burden.