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Seeking a Drinking Age Debate

Perspectives from an Amethyst Initiative signatory about moving the dialogue forward
 

AS AN ENTHUSIASTIC signatory to the Amethyst Initiative, a joint statement issued by college and university presidents and chancellors urging public debate on the National Minimum Drinking Age Act, I am pleased to say the discussion is certainly underway.

Higher Ed Journalism: New Realities

How media coverage has evolved--and how campus administrators should respond
 

ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO, all of the higher education media were published weekly, monthly, or quarterly. Many, such as University Business, Change, Education Week, and various newsletters and magazines published by higher education associations and consulting firms, still are available on a periodic basis in printed form.

The Road to Excellence Passes Through Assessment

What business and the health care industry can teach higher education about assessment
 

TO MANY, THE TITLE <em>UNIVERSITY Business</em> is an oxymoron. The world of the university and the world of business are often perceived to be two very different cultures.

Teaching and Guiding Today's Scientists

The crucial role of liberal arts colleges in educating the next generation of scientists

CHANGES IN THE WAY scientists work are making not just science education but scientific research at liberal arts colleges more important than ever. More "all-star" graduate students consider teaching careers in liberal arts colleges. A careful examination of what is going on should inform prospective students and funding agencies alike.

Creating Campus Appeal

Architecture's effect on the message conveyed about an institution

Not Business as Usual

Although business programs have the largest enrollments, some schools look for ways to tie them into liberal studies.

The Public Voices of Private College Presidents

Higher education leaders are taking a stand and speaking out.

COLLEGE PRESIDENTS ARE increasingly called upon to defend the historic missions and principles on which their institutions were founded and to explain to prospective students, their families, and the public the value of the education they offer. However, college and university presidents also have an obligation to address social issues with direct or even tangential implications for higher education.

Assessing Assessment

With increased accountability on highered leaders' agenda for years, learning outcomes should be demonstrated with institutional autonomy intact.

Most Americans reportedly believe that colleges and universities do a good job of educating students, but that hasn't prevented a debate from intensifying about the best ways to demonstrate students' "learning outcomes."

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Small Colleges: Tops in Training Scientists Looking to these colleges to address the shortage of U.S. scientists is a wise investment.

IN THE FACE OF A CHRONIC shortage of U.S. scientists and engineers, only one question really matters: Why is it so difficult to train scientists?

Small Colleges: Tops in Training Scientists

Looking to these colleges to address the shortage of U.S. scientists is a wise investment.

In the face of a chronic shortage of U.S. scientists and engineers, only one question really matters: Why is it so difficult to train scientists?

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