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Contents
Introduction
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Part One
Institutions and Innovations
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AQuiet Counterrevolution
St. John’s College teaches the classics—and only the classics (spring 1999)
By KathyWitkowsky
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Update: St. John’s College (August 2007) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7
Frank LloydWright School of Architecture
For outsiders, the school’s unusual practices can be shocking (winter 2001)
By KathyWitkowsky
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Update: Frank LloydWright School of Architecture (July 2007). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12
“Plai
n L
iving”
Berea College makes a commitment to the welfare of its students and its community (summer 2004)
By Robert A. Jones
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Update: Berea College (July 2007) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
An Experiment in Florida
Gulf Coast University tries faculty contracts, no tenure (spring 1999)
ByWilliamTrombley
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Update: “Rolling Contracts” Instead of Tenure (March 2008). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
AnUnknownQuantity
Olin College students, faculty and administrators create an innovative new university from scratch (spring 2002)
By JonMarcus
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Update: Olin College (April 2009). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
NewCampus Still Faces Obstacles
After being postponed for a year, UCMerced hopes to open in fall 2005 (spring 2004)
ByWilliamTrombley
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Update: University of California, Merced (June 2008) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Interdisciplinary Curriculum
Newly established University of Minnesota Rochester has a radically different approach to higher education (May 2011)
By KathyWitkowsky
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Remote Access
Western Governors University offers “competency-based” higher education, at a distance (spring 2006)
By KathyWitkowsky
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Update: Western Governors University (July 2008). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48
Indiana’s “EighthUniversity”
Western Governors University brings its “competency-based” approach to the Hoosier state (December 2010)
By KathyWitkowsky
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ACollaborative for Academic Excellence
El Paso’s partnership programboasts impressive gains in student performance (winter 1999)
ByWilliamTrombley
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Update: El Paso’s Collaborative (June 2008). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
“Early Colleges”
Innovative institutions attempt to reshape the transition fromhigh school to college (winter 2003)
By Ron Feemster
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Update: “Early Colleges” (October 2008). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
NewTeacher Education
WoodrowWilson National Fellowship Foundation programbrings change, one state at a time (May 2010)
By Susan C. Thomson
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Daring to be Different
Rio Salado College has won a reputation as both outcast and innovator (spring 2001)
By Pamela Burdman
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Update: Rio Salado Is Going Strong (July 2008). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
TheWorld’s Community College
Diversity in action at LaGuardia (spring 2002)
By Ron Feemster
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Update: Steady Growth at LaGuardia (July 2008). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .83
The Virginia Plan
State’s community colleges confront the need to domore with less (December 2010)
By Robert A. Jones
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