A sampling of talks from the 2003 Annual Meeting illuminating what's happening in higher education, from preparation of future faculty, through innovative teaching and learning strategies, to institutional reform.
Liberal education initiatives are proliferating around the world, along with other globalizing trends. This trend requires a new understanding of reciprocity between U.S. institutions and developing countries and a rethinking of study abroad programs and collaborative initiatives.
Presidential leaders have the opportunity to contribute the resources of their institutions to public service. The universities they lead should be models in confronting the problems of a complex society and contributing to their solution.
A review of recent studies regarding new faculty and of graduate students aspiring to a faculty career documents the deficiencies in graduate education and the need for better bridges between doctoral preparation and the actual work of faculty.