Archive for the ‘Featured Publications’ Category

Understanding DACA and Higher Education

Understanding DACA and Higher Education

A brief overview of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the implications for educational organizations and how to respond to the current climate in the U.S. 

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The University as a Sanctuary

The University as a Sanctuary

We offer a brief overview of what the traditional understanding of a sanctuary has been and consider the current calls for colleges and universities to become sanctuaries. Possible steps for those working in higher ed are offered. 

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Launching the Mission Admission Challenge

Launching the Mission Admission Challenge

We share an overview of activities conducted and lessons learned from the first two years of the grant. Our intent is to provide readers with insights into the process of conceptualizing and implementing a large-scale practitioner-oriented research project.  

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Envisioning the Faculty for the Twenty-First Century

Envisioning the Faculty for the Twenty-First Century

The institution of tenure—once a cornerstone of American colleges and universities—is rapidly eroding. As colleges and universities evolve to meet the changing demands of society, how might their leaders design viable alternative faculty models?  

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Communities of Transformation and their Work Scaling STEM Reform

Communities of Transformation and their Work Scaling STEM Reform

Kezar and Gehrke issue their findings from an NSF-funded study examining four STEM communities in order to better understand the roles of these communities in advancing the goals of scaling STEM education reform.

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Prospects for Vocational Education in the United States

Prospects for Vocational Education in the United States

The 2nd in a series of reports by Lanford, Maruco, and Tierney, investigating other possible obstacles to effective implementation of career-oriented education in the US by looking at the German vocational education system.

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From Vocational Education to Linked Learning: The Ongoing Transformation

From Vocational Education to Linked Learning: The Ongoing Transformation

Michael Lanford and Bill Tierney present a brief history of vocational education in the United States, followed by descriptions of newer initiatives.

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Creating the Conditions for Innovation in Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Creating the Conditions for Innovation in Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Bill Tierney and Michael Lanford explore the conditions necessary for schools, colleges, and universities to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.

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New Report from the USC Community College Project

New Report from the USC Community College Project

Melguizo and team have issued a new report on their findings from their U.S. Department of Education IES project.

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FITW Project Summary

FITW Project Summary

Over four years, the Pullias Center will implement the college application game in schools across California through a Web-based platform. The role-playing game, along with an extensive student-centered social media campaign and support materials for teachers and counselors, offers schools […]

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