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One Hundred Great Ideas for Higher Education

Academic questions, 2012-12, Vol.25 (4), p.460-538 [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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    One Hundred Great Ideas for Higher Education
  • Subjects: Educational Philosophy ; Higher Education ; Education ; Education (general) ; Academic achievement ; Civilization ; Core curriculum ; Conservatism ; Task forces ; Higher education ; Dress codes ; Sociology ; Ideology ; Politics ; College students ; Community colleges
  • Is Part Of: Academic questions, 2012-12, Vol.25 (4), p.460-538
  • Description: REPORT CLASS GRADES Richard Arum, Professor of Sociology and Education, New York University Colleges and universities could administratively address the problem of declining academic rigor by instituting a simple change: for every course a student takes, the students transcript would report the individual grade received as well as the average grade students received in the course. CREATE UNIVERSITY TASK FORCES ON INTELLECTUAL PLURALISM Stephen H. Balch, Founding President, National Association of Scholars; Founding Director, Institute for the Study of Western Civilization, Texas Tech University Back in 2005, under pressure from David Horowitz and his congressional allies, American higher educations flagship organization, the American Council on Education (ACE) issued a Statement on Academic Rights and Responsibility, its first sentence boldly equating intellectual pluralism with academic freedom as central principles of American higher education. After holding intramural and external forums, canvassing promising academic practices nationwide, and consulting literatures and experience on the preservation of pluralism in analogous environments, they would issue recommendations for establishing intellectual pluralism as that centerpiece of academic policy envisioned by the ACE. 462 One Hundred Great Ideas for Higher Education REQUIRE WESTERN CIVILIZATION Jay Bergman, Professor of History, Central Connecticut State University Every American should know Western civilization, of which American culture and political institutions are an integral part. Agencies that grant regional accreditation qualify as Title IV eligible and are chartered by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit institutions that offer students access to federal student grants and loans under Title IV of the Higher Education Act.
  • Publisher: Boston: Springer US
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISSN: 0895-4852
    EISSN: 1936-4709
    DOI: 10.1007/s12129-012-9328-1
  • Source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved

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