Research and Compare Higher Education Institutions
Higher Education in the United States
Module 6 Assignment 2
Submitted to the
Faculty of Argosy University Sarasota
College of Education
August 4, 2012
When a student is searching for an institution that they can rely on to fulfill all of their needs for higher education more than likely they consider the cost, accreditation, location, and reputation. Many students are becoming more engrossed with having exceptional Academic Educational Leadership, Faculty Governance and curriculum; they want more for the money they are paying. According to NEA, the faculty involvement in governance is essential in high education. Research support provided to the institution the give information to administration of methods in instruction and developing curriculum. Academic Educational leaders at any level academic leaders at any level are it a dean, department head, provost, vice president, or president should be leading by example, be generous with their time and know-how and be effective and supportive mentors. They are expected to take an active interest in people, giving advice and support whenever required (Argosy 2012). Argosy (2012) identifies curriculum as the content and sequence of knowledge or information imparted to learners during any stage of learning (Argosy 2012). Create a curriculum that is both sustainable and social / this in the broader sense means that the curriculum should be fashioned in a way that leaves enough scope for inquiry, dialogue, reflection, and action. The writer selected two institutions of higher education for an evaluation of the following: faculty governance, academic leadership, and curriculum design in each. The writer discussed the pros and cons of each and provides recommendations.
Pasco Hernando Community College
Curriculum Planning at PHCC has very specific prerequisites, to meet the needs of...
...The Finest HigherEducation System Is American
Many academics and journalists constantly bring up the debate on whether the U.S. highereducation system is sound or needs revision. America has a sort of inferiority complex about it. People claim that the professors are not up to the job, that organizations are inadequate, that students do not commit and study enough, and that the teaching paradigm is outdated. In particular, they assert that grades (and grade inflation) are bad for learning, that standardized tests as an entry requirement cause discrimination and that costs are prohibitive. In all aspects, it seems that there is something inherently wrong about American education. Yet what many people appear not to notice is the self-evident fact that the U.S. has the best highereducation system in the world, by far. This paper will analyze how American schools generate rewarding meritocracy and how their flexibility, campus life and extracurricular activities are positive character building features for students. It will then discuss the economic side and why it can be seen as positive too. All the downsides are of little relevance when compared to the positive features that attracts more international students to America than any other country, especially the most talented ones. Alarmists should not be concerned about the way highereducation...
Corruption in getting a highereducation
Extra Credit Assignment – IBUS330
The Washington Post recently featured a series of articles on corruption in Russia’s Education system. Peter Finn’s article on “Taking on Russia’s Ubiquitous Bribery,” describes the corrupt education environment at I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (SFMSMU). SFMSMU is one of the Russia’s best known medical schools. Medical students could pay professors in exchange for passing grades on exams. Bribery at SFMSU is common at the university; students even have a price chart in determining what grades they will get for the money they pay a professor.
Corruption in Russia’s education
One student named Vladimir said that, “students can pay up to $400 for a good grade or $500 for an excellent grade” (Peter-Finn, 2008). Vladimir is in his third year of college and struggles at keeping up his grades for his human anatomy class. Esquire magazine published an article about the corruption in SFMSMU, in hopes to bring awareness to this ugly truth. Bribery is so common in Russian universities that it’s not exactly breaking news for Russian Media. According to the Interior Ministry’s Department for Combating Economic Crimes, the average bribe amounted to “9,000 Rubles in 2008; 23,000 Rubles in 2009; 61,000 Rubles in 2010; and 236,000 Rubles in 2011”( Alexandra...
Curriculum in HigherEducation
Mary A. Swanagan
HE510: Foundations of HigherEducation
Professor Heather Scott
April 15, 2014
Curriculum in HigherEducation
An effective curriculum is an important part of a university’s success, especially for first time students. Attending a university for the first time can be very overwhelming for a first year student. Studies show that 25% of students drop out in the first year. Studies show that this number can be decreased if the first year curriculum is designed to engage and empower the students (Bovill, 2011).
In Thelin’s curriculum theme there doesn’t seem to be a set curriculum for highereducationinstitutions. Professors tried to use their own work as a means for an academic curriculum. Yale and Harvard had their own ideas as to how a curriculum should be for their schools, while the university builders leaned toward a curriculum in specialized fields depending on what year of study the students were in at the time. Not being able to decide whose curriculum was the most important caused nothing but chaos (Thelin, 2011, Pg. 129,130).
“The primary purpose of the Committee of Ten was to provide a national force for standardizing the secondary school curricula. The report advised high schools to implement a required core curriculum for high school students. The...
...HigherEducation in the USA.
Finishing school is the beginning of an independent life for millions of school graduates. Many roads are open before them. But it is not an easy thing to choose a profession out of more than the 2000 existing in the world.
Out of the more than three million students who graduate from high school each year, about one million go on for “highereducation”. Simply by being admitted into one of the most respected universities in the UnitedStates, a high school graduate achieves a degree of success. A college at a leading university might receive applications from two percent of these high school graduates, and then accept only one out of every ten who apply. Successful applicants at such colleges are usually chosen on the basis of :
a) high school records;
b) recommendations from high school teachers;
c) the impression they make during interviews at the university;
d) their scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Tests (SAT);
The system of highereducation in the UnitedStates is complex. It comprises four categories of institution:
1. The university, which may contain:
- several colleges for undergraduate students seeking a bachelor’s four-year degree;
- one or more graduate schools...
Effective Test Item Constructions Techniques
Teaching faculties of Public and Private Universities
NTS also contributes in human resource development (HRD) by organizing training and capacity building workshops. Realizing the fact that in Pakistan no proper institute exist to impart training on an internationally recognized and standardized testing / examination paper construction and marking techniques, NTS in collaboration with HigherEducation Commission (HEC) has designed a series of workshops for teaching faculties of Public and Private Sector universities and HigherEducationInstitutions of the country.
The overall objective of the workshops is to acquaint universities and HEI faculty members with the pre-steps in student's evaluation in semester system and effective test item constructions techniques. The main objectives of the workshops are:
• To acquaint participants with test and evaluation paper development techniques in a specified subject.
• To enable participants with knowledge, skills and techniques of efficient paper marking.
For the purpose, NTS and HEC have developed a training module on “Effective Test Item Construction Techniques” by engaging educational/ psychometric experts from various faculties of HEC affiliated universities/ educational...
...pedagogy of play can be hard to understand and part of the reason for this is it’s so difficult to explain how children learn by play because play isn’t simply; it is complex. Each child begins their early childhood education with a set of skills and prior knowledge that is influenced by their family, culture and past experiences (Fellows &Oakley, 2010). The past knowledge should become the foundation for developing an understanding of scientific concepts (Duschl, Schweingruber & Shouse, 2007). Children are naturally inquisitive, creative and aware of the world around them (Campbell & Jobling, 2012). Play is an important development tool and an effective way to teach children scientific concepts while using their prior knowledge (Preston, Mules, Baker & Frost, 2007). Learning science through play shows children that science is useful and enjoyable and is a significant aspect of the real world (Bulunuz, 2013). This essay will review teaching science through play, theorists who support play and the way in which the Australian curriculum and EYLF support play pedagogy.
Science and Play
Play pedagogy is a context for learning through which children organise and make sense of their social worlds, as they engage actively with people, objects and representations. Research shows that early childhood educators must use play effectively in order for children to develop contextualised knowledge about science (Bulunuz, 2013). Educators should base...
...NATIONAL ACADEMY OF THE STATE BORDERGUARD SERVICE OF UKRAINE NAMED AFTER BOHDAN KHMELNYTSKYI
THE HIGHEREDUCATION OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND
Iryna Viktorivna Herasymchuk
Introduction………………………………………..................................3 Chapter I. The main information about the Higher Educational System of the Great Britain……………………………………………………...5
1.1. General information about the education in the UK....……………5
1.2. The Higher Educational System of the UK………...……………..6
1.3. Universities in the United Kingdom. History and reputation of the universities……………………………………………………………...8
Chapter II. Specific information about the higher...
...The High Price of HigherEducation
In America's society today, students are expected to follow the path of day care, grade school, middle school, high school and hopefully college. Growing up in America today, the importance of education is stressed starting at the earliest stages of development. In a world with a competitive job market and with citizens who want to make the most money that they can, a college education is key in success. For some students, financing college is not a problem. Money should not be a factor in the student's decision-making process when choosing what school to attend, but unfortunately many people are unable to attend the university of their choice due to the high costs. Working through college is not always the best answer because this can have a negative effect on academic performance with the added stress. It is true that financial aid and loans are available, but it is sometimes much harder to take advantage of these than people realize. Although universities offer many forms of aid in paying for college, the continually increasing prices still make it impossible for many people to afford highereducation, and lowering prices would be effective in increasing the amount of people able to obtain a college degree.
In today's society, the average income for middle class families is $49,500 (Preliminary Estimates). This is only a little more than the...