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2008-07-02 06:00:52

By Twombly, Susan Townsend, Barbara K This review of existing literature about community college faculty members speculates about why they have received so little scholarly attention, summarizes the nature of existing research, including its methodology and topics, and suggests what else needs to be known about them. Keywords: student outcomes assessment; curriculum and instruction; quantitative methods; research methods "Community college faculty receive scant attention from postsecondary...

2008-06-17 06:00:00

By Harvey Rice, Houston Chronicle Jun. 17--GALVESTON -- As Texas struggles to cope with a chronic nursing shortage, discontent among nursing school faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston runs so deep that it hinders the ability to train nurses, a statewide faculty association says. Experienced faculty members are seeking new jobs because of an oppressive administration that has jettisoned the traditional academic system ensuring academic freedom, according to...

2008-06-03 03:00:31

By Rachal, John R Shelley, Kyna; David, William W V Journal publication productivity has for several decades been a commonly used index of program quality within numerous fields. Following this ample precedent, articles in each issue of two of the premiere journals within the academic discipline of higher education were examined for the 11-year period 1995-2005 inclusive. Utilizing a point system based on authorship order and affiliation, institutions and individuals were ranked by overall...

2008-04-19 03:00:36

By Fields, D Michael The next ten years are likely to provide the most difficult environment Colleges of Business have ever faced. Finding and retaining good faculty has historically provided challenges, but past challenges will likely pale when compared to what we will face in the near future. Unfortunately, Colleges have become all too accustomed to dealing with the staffing challenges that are created by the shortage in business faculty Since its 2002 Management Task Force report...

2008-01-25 06:00:28

By Kavita Kumar, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Jan. 25--Thus far, Archbishop Raymond Burke and St. Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus have had their say in the public flap between the two that has placed the university in the crossfire. But the Rev. Lawrence Biondi, SLU's president, has remained relatively silent on the issue. He has not responded to numerous requests from the Post-Dispatch for interviews sent via e-mails, to phone calls and to visits to his office. Some faculty...

2008-01-20 03:00:29

By Kim, Dongbin Twombly, Susan; Wolf-Wendel, Lisa In light of growing speculation that the autonomy of community college faculty members is eroding, this study draws on the 2004 National Study of Postsecondary Faculty to explore the institutional and personal variables that predict faculty satisfaction with authority to make decisions about content and methods in instructional activities. Results for full-time and part-time faculty members at community colleges are compared, as are the...

2007-09-26 03:00:19

By McCarter, M K The history of mining education, like the history of the mining industry, is typified by "boom and bust" cycles. In academia, the perpetual problem can be stated as "too many graduates for the jobs or too many jobs for the graduates." The deep "bust cycle" that spanned the 1990s through 2003 spawned renewed efforts to eliminate, consolidate, restructure, rename, reinvent or otherwise change mining education to make it (for some) more fiscally or socially acceptable. During...

2007-06-04 09:00:43

By O'Neil, Robert M; Cook, Norma C; Finkin, Matthew W; Henry, Myron S; Et al I. INTRODUCTION The devastation that Hurricane Katrina inflicted on the universities of New Orleans in late August 2005 is undoubtedly the most serious disruption of American higher education in the nation's history.1 This was hardly the first time that collegiate facilities had been destroyed and academic programs halted; one need only recall the savage tornadoes that leveled buildings at Central State...

2006-11-20 18:01:19

By Anthony Cardinale, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Nov. 20--A fifth-year math teacher has filed suit against Canisius High School for denying her tenure despite a glowing recommendation from her principal. Maria D. Baldwin's department chairman praised her as 'an essential part of the mathematics department,' but she still was denied tenure by the Rev. James P. Higgins, president of the all-boys high school at 1180 Delaware Ave. The suit, originally filed in State Supreme Court, charges...

2006-02-21 13:21:20

BOSTON (Reuters) - Harvard University President Lawrence Summers has resigned after a turbulent five years of leading the prestigious school. In a statement on its Web site on Tuesday, Harvard said Summers would conclude his tenure as president at the end of the 2005-06 academic year. Summers, whose abrupt style has won praise and contempt since he became president in 2001, sparked controversy last year when he said innate differences between men and women may help explain why so...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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