Diverse Issues in Higher Education

Publication covering racial issues in higher education.

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 3, March 19

Attitude Is Everything
Faculty attitude can dictate the success or failure of an online program.In the past 10 years, college and university administrators have been embracing online learning as the next logical step in higher education, but not all faculty have been on board....
Attitude Is Everything: Faculty Attitude Can Dictate the Success or Failure of an Online Program
In the past 10 years, college and university administrators have been embracing online learning as the next logical step in higher education, but not all faculty have been on board. Studies conducted by the Sloan Consortium, an association that promotes...
Getting into the Game
Despite the fast-growing and lucrative landscape of video game designing, minority students are finding themselves with limited options in the field.Malcolm Perdue feces a dilemma as challenging as the computer games he loves to play. The 19-yearold...
Getting into the Game: Despite the Fast-Growing and Lucrative Landscape, of Video Game Designing, Minority Students Are Finding Themselves with Limited Options in the Field
Malcolm Perdue faces a dilemma as challenging as the computer games he loves to play. The 19-year-old student at Atlanta Metropolitan College wants to learn how to become a game designer. Not only would doing so be a lot of fun, designers can make...
Hard-Fought MSI Technology Plan Needs Jump Start
After much work to get MSIs more technology funding, advocates face tough budget climate.Approved with considerable hoopla last year, the new federal program to help minority-serving institutions with technology is now in need of financial support for...
Hard-Fought MSI Technology Plan Needs Jump Start; after Much Work to Get MSIs More Technology Funding, Advocates Face Tough Budget Climate
Approved with considerable hoopla last year, the new federal program to help minority-serving institutions with technology is now in need of financial support for 2009. After many years of work to enact the bill--with an annual funding ceiling of...
HBCU Women Light Up Stage and Screen
Women's History MonthWhen Taraji Henson was nominated for an Academy Award this year for best supporting actress, the celebration rippled beyond Hollywood and into the halls of two historically Black universities. Henson attended North Carolina A&T...
Increasing Access and Relevance in Distance Education
Distance education is now well accepted as high-quality higher education, although as with traditional campuses, the quality of different programs varies widely. Most distance education is simply broadcasting, via TV or the Internet, the classroom...
IT: Intellectually Taxing?
At least one professor worries about the intellectual impact of some student-directed uses of technology.By the professor's rule, students in the English classes of Dr. Mark Bauerlein at Emory University must take notes by hand. Laptops must be turned...
IT: Intellectually Taxing? at Least One Professor Worries about the Intellectual Impact of Some Student-Directed Uses of Technology
By the professor's rule, students in the English classes of Dr. Mark Bauerlein at Emory University must take notes by hand. Laptops must be turned off, he says, to ensure students focus on what s happening in the room, rather than on what s floating...
Knowledge at No Cost
A growing number of mission-driven U.S. institutions are joining the global movement to provide courses online for free.When American Megan Brewster first moved abroad, she noticed that her new hometown was littered with empty plastic water bottles.A...
Knowledge at No Cost: A Growing Number of Mission-Driven U.S. Institutions Are Joining the Global Movement to Provide Courses Online for Free
When American Megan Brewster first moved abroad, she noticed that her new hometown was littered with empty plastic water bottles. A recent graduate of the University of Washington with a bachelor's degree in material science, Brewster was in Guatemala...
On the Move
DR. CORDELIA CHÁVEZ CANDELARIA has been appointed dean of Dedman College and University Distinguished Professor at Southern Methodist University (Texas), effective July 1. She previously served as dean of the Office of Strategic Affairs and Regents Professor...
Redefining Teacher Education Programs for the 21st Century
Failure to revisit professional development in light of new technology could render teacher training programs obsolete.As we embrace technology, a new culture emerges that challenges the status quo of preschool-12 and postsecondary education and encourages...
Redefining Teacher Education Programs for the 21st Century: Failure to Revisit Professional Development in Light of New Technology Could Render Teacher Training Programs Obsolete
As we embrace technology, a new culture emerges that challenges the status quo of preschool-12 and postsecondary education and encourages a redefinition of its foundational elements. Curricular changes, professional development for faculty and staff,...
Relishing Reprisal-Free Research
While growing up, a career in medicine appealed to Dr. Hana Abdalla because of the community good she could accomplish. Women's health issues also intrigued her because so many of them were not openly discussed in her native Sudan. "They were taboo"...
Saving Lives in the Academy and Operating Room
First Hispanic University of Texas System chancellor tackles financial problems and challenges Top 10 admission rule, while still performing surgeries.Last fall, after eight years as president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio,...
Saving Lives in the Academy and Operating Room: First Hispanic University of Texas System Chancellor Tackles Financial Problems and Challenges Top 10 Admission Rule, While Still Performing Surgeries
Last fall, after eight years as president of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Francisco Cigarroa announced plans to resign and devote himself more to pediatric transplant surgery. The UT System Board of Regents had...
The New Rules of Engagement
College students across the nation are chronicling their lives on Facebook and other social networks such as MySpace with photos, videos, instantaneous status updates and blog entries that highlight their thoughts, opinions, interests and dislikes....
Women's History Month: HBCU Women Light Up Stage and Screen
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When Taraji Henson was nominated for an Academy Award this year for best supporting actress, he celebration rippled beyond Hollywood and into the halls of two historically Black universities. Henson attended North Carolina...