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Community College, 81, 83; at Virginia community colleges, 85,
86, 88; in Tennessee, and NCAT grants for course redesigns in
writing and math, 99; in Florida, and assessment of high school
students, 100; and California’s Basic Skills Initiative, 100; at Cal
State, for majority of freshmen, 121; and poor K–12 preparation
in California, 138; at Cal State, and attempts to reduce need for,
139; and Tennessee community colleges, 148; at Community
College of Beaver County, in Pennsylvania, 228; and high
percentages of Cal State freshmen requiring, 263; and low rates
of college readiness, 267; and the senior year in high school, 268;
and advantages of using a cohort model, 303
Remote Access: Western Governors University offers “competency-
based” higher education, at a distance
(spring 2006) (Kathy
Witkowsky), 45–50
Rendell, Ed, 225
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and: Center for Academic
Transformation, 89
Research Challenge Trust Fund (“Bucks for Brains”), and:
University of Kentucky, 191; endowed chairs, recruiting faculty,
193; uncertain future, 195
retention: and high rates at Berea College, 16; and low rates in
engineering education, efforts at UCMerced, 35; at University of
Minnesota Rochester, and challenges of building a new program,
43; and high rates atWGU, 49; and Virginia’s “student success
snapshots,” 86; and improvement at Cleveland State Community
College in Tennessee, 99; and efforts by Education Commission
of the States, 99, 100; at East Carolina University, and efforts to
improve, 103–108; and effect of freshman seminar, on-campus
housing, 105; among students who are minorities, 112; at
Metropolitan State College of Denver, and efforts to improve,
129, 130; and South Carolina State University, 144; in Tennessee,
and funding based on goals for improvement, 147, 149; and
effect of Illinois’ four-year tuition guarantee, 165; and Virginia
higher education restructuring, 205, 207
Reveley, Taylor, (photo), 187; and: College of William andMary,
hard economic times, 187, 188; campus construction projects,
189; opposition to layoffs, 190
Reversal of Fortune: Ireland’s “Celtic Tiger” economic miracle is
followed by an epic downturn
(May 2011) (JonMarcus),
Rhoda, Richard, and: Tennessee Higher Education Commission,
148; performance-based funding, 149; (photo), 150
Richter, Suzanne L., and: distance learning, Florida Gulf Coast
University, 21; accreditation issues, 22; high number of faculty
resignations, 24
Ringel, Joan, and: uncertain value of Colorado’s higher education
vouchers, 152
Rio Salado College, 73–77; and: compelling results in pilot project
for online instruction, 92; distance learning classes, 93
Rio Salado Is Going Strong: Update
(July 2008) (WilliamTrombley),
Rising Public Skepticism: Americans increasingly believe colleges care
more about their bottom line than the educational needs of their
(chart), 319
Ritchie, Dan, 154
Riter, Stephen, and: El Paso Collaborative for Academic Excellence,
Ritter, Bill, and: higher education funding in Colorado, 160
Riverside Community College, and: redesign of highest-enrollment
math class, 92
Roark, Anne C., on: the college application process, 309–314;
choosing the right college, 312
Roark, Christie, and: math classes on computer at Virginia Tech’s
Math Emporium, 96
Robateau, Joseph, and: Bard High School Early College, 65
Roberts, Carolyn, (photo), 198; and: authority of Florida Board of
Governors, 199; access and quality, 200; lobbying by university
presidents, 201
Robinson, Ellen, and: tracking investments at Metropolitan State
College of Denver, 130
Robinson, Gail, 193
Robinson, Michael (photography), 225, 227
Roca, Maria, and: faculty contracts at Florida Gulf Coast University,
19, 23; educational technology, 20; engagement of faculty in
research, 21
Rock, Nyla, 66
Rodi, Anthony F., and: robotics, 227
Rodriguez, Sylvester, 63
Rogan, Patricia, 72
“Rolling Contracts” Instead of Tenure: Update
(March 2008) (William
Trombley), 23
Romer, Roy, and: founding of WGU, 45, 46; (photo), 50
Romero, Ed, 155
Rosenberg, Bert, and: early college, 64
Rosenberg, Mark, 202
Rossi, John, and: Virginia Tech’s Math Emporium, 95; (photo), 96
Roster, Tom (photography), 39–43
Roy, Arnold, and: Frank LloydWright School of Architecture, 9
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 241
Royal Irish Academy, 238
Ruffier, Joan, and: statewide governing body for Florida higher
education, 199; (photo), 201
Ruiz, Encarnacion, and: UCMerced, low-income students, 37
Sacramento State University, 137; and: Institute for Higher
Education Leadership & Policy, 137, 218
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Sager, James, and: Oregon’s Opportunity Grant program, 173; high
cost of attending college, 174; (photo), 176
Saha, Dhruba, and: student visa, LaGuardia Community College,
80, 81; (photo), 84
Salisbury State University, 211
Salk, Hannah, and: University of Minnesota Rochester, 41; ties to
Mayo Clinic, 41, 42; (photo), 43
Salk, Jonas, and: polio vaccine, 41
Sallo, Todd, on: St. John’s College, 7; Frank LloydWright School of
Architecture, 12–13; Berea College, 17; Olin College, 28–29;
Western Governors University, 48–49; proliferation of online
instruction in large introductory courses, 92–93; Virginia Tech,
and the use of computers in math instruction, 97; East Carolina
University, and efforts to improve graduation and retention
rates, 106–107; University of NewMexico’s Graduation Project,
112; the growing gender gap among college students, 117;
(photography), 309
Saltz, Aaron, 215
Sami al-Arian, and: academic freedom, 276
San Francisco State University, and: course reductions due to state
budget cuts, 218
Sandridge, Leonard, and: higher education restructuring in
Virginia, 203, 208; (photo), 207
Santa Fe Community College, and: pet projects of Florida
legislators, 198
SAT (SAT I, SAT II), 4, 31, 59, 143, 144, 168, 213, 222, 263–265, 267,
298, 311, 313
Scarafiotti, Carol, 75
Schath, Traci, and: WoodrowWilson teaching fellowships, 71
Schloemann, Colleen, (photo), 161; and: Illinois tuition guarantee,
162, 165; differential tuition charges, 163
Schloemann, Greta, (photo), 161; and: graduating in four years
to avoid tuition increase, 162; increase in required fees, 165;
locked-in tuition rate, 166