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On SAGE Insight: “Raced” Organizations and the Academic Success of Underrepresented Minority Faculty Members in Sociology

From Sociology of Race and Ethnicity The purpose of this research is to determine whether participating in “raced” organizations benefits underrepresented minority (URM) faculty members in their quest for tenure and promotion to associate professor of sociology.  This article provides … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Racial Disparities in Student Debt and the Reproduction of the Fragile Black Middle Class

From Sociology of Race and Ethnicity A growing literature recognizes that student loan debt is racialized and disproportionately affects youth of color, especially black youth. In this study, the authors expand on this research and ask whether black-white disparities in … Continue reading

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Does critical thinking have a role to play in the 21st Century?

What does it mean to think critically in the 21st century? At an event held at Blackwell’s Oxford bookshop, author, broadcaster and tech philosopher Tom Chatfield, and freelance philosopher and author Nigel Warburton, delved into the realms of critical thinking … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: State of Urgency: The Humanities in South Africa

Special Issue From Arts and Humanities in Higher Education For just over 20 years after the formal dismantling of apartheid embodied in the adoption of South Africa’s new Constitution, what we are witnessing is a living on of the past, … Continue reading

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Neoliberalisation and ‘Lad Cultures’ in Higher Education

From Sociology This article links HE neoliberalisation and ‘lad cultures’, drawing on interviews and focus groups with women students. It is argued that retro-sexist ‘laddish’ forms of masculine competitiveness and misogyny have been reshaped by neoliberal rationalities to become modes … Continue reading

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Gender, subject choice and higher education in India exploring ‘choices’ and ‘constraints’ of Women Students

From Contemporary Education Dialogue Higher education in India has witnessed significant expansion in women’s enrolment since independence. There have been shifts–dispersal and clustering of women students in various disciplines in higher education. This article examines the factors affecting the subject … Continue reading

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Special Issue: Academic bullying and incivility in adult, higher, continuing, and professional education

Guest editors: Mitsunori Misawa and Michael L. Rowland From Adult Learning Extensive research on bullying only began about four decades ago. At that time, bullying was understood as a temporary phase in childhood development. Later, in the early 1990s, aggressive … Continue reading

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Humanities within the current Higher Education landscape

Special Issue: Humanities and the Liberal University: Calls to Action and Exemplary Essays From Arts and Humanities in Higher Education The Humanities have much to offer 21st-century Europe, in terms of both method and issues which may complement and correct those … Continue reading

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Arts and Humanities in Higher Education

Special Double Issue: Humanities and the Liberal University: Calls to Action and Exemplary Essays From Arts and Humanities in Higher Education June 2013 was a notable month for Americans devoted to the humanities, marked by the release of two major—and very … Continue reading

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How do student characteristics predict university graduation odds?

How five student characteristics accurately predict for-profit university graduation odds From SAGE Open In his January 2009 State of the Union address, President Obama announced his goal for the U.S. to lead the world in college graduates by 2020. While … Continue reading

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Contracts in the classroom: An unconventional promising grading system

Use of contract grading to improve grades among college freshmen in introductory psychology From SAGE Open While contracts are an indispensable tool in the modern workplace, this study has found that they may also be very effective in contemporary classrooms. … Continue reading

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All-out war: A case study in media coverage of for-profit higher education

From SAGE Open Views on the role of for-profit colleges have been varied, opposing and very public. This debate had played out primarily in the media, and those sentiments have been researched and analyzed in this article. Using neutral, positive … Continue reading

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Guardian Higher Education Conference

I attended an event organized by the UK’s Guardian newspaper group on the future of Higher Education last month. There was some really interesting dialogue: particularly focussed around the new university fees structure in the UK, and implications for student … Continue reading

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