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  Higher education - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Higher education includes teaching,research and social services activities of universities, and within the realm of teaching, it includes both the undergraduate level (sometimes referred to as tertiary education) and the graduate (or postgraduate) level (sometimes referred to as graduate school).
However, most professional education is included within higher education, and many postgraduate qualifications are strongly vocationally or professionally oriented, for example in disciplines such as law and medicine.In most developed countries a high proportion of the population (up to 50%) now enter higher education at some time in their lives.
Higher education is therefore very important to national economies, both as a significant industry in its own right, and as a source of trained and educated personnel for the rest of the economy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Higher_education   (677 words)

  
 EUROPA - Education and Training - Higher education
Higher education plays a central role in the development of both human beings and modern societies as it enhances social, cultural and economic development, active citizenship and ethical values.
At European level, education in general and higher education in particular are not subjects of a « common European policy » : competence for the content and the organisation of studies remains at national level.
At the same time, the higher education sector and institutions are fully involved in the European initiatives presently on-going in the field of e-learning, in the area of Lifelong Learning as well as in the European Year of Languages (2001).
ec.europa.eu /education/policies/educ/higher/higher_en.html   (720 words)

  
 Welcome to NEA's Higher Education Home Page
Representing the NEA, Cathy spoke to the importance of higher education and improving student aid.
Her written testimony also addressed respecting and valuing the higher education workforce and their right to organize as well as protecting the right of faculty to freely raise controversial issues in the classroom.
The Future of Higher Ed CD is an excellent tool to engage faculty, staff, and students in discussions on the issues and trends affecting a quality public education for all.
www.nea.org /he   (846 words)

  
 Higher Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The discussion paper, 'Building Better Foundations for Higher Education in Australia: A discussion about re-aligning Commonwealth-State responsibilities' was released in March 2005, the paper explores in greater detail the issues raised in the initial paper released in December 2004.
In March 2005, the Minister for Education, Science and Training released an issues paper, 'Building University Diversity' as a first step in a consultation process on future approval and accreditation arrangements in the higher education sector.
Higher education providers will need to comply with these requirements and the National Governance Protocols in order to be eligible to receive increased levels of Commonwealth Grant Scheme funds.
www.dest.gov.au /sectors/higher_education   (708 words)

  
 AFT - Higher Education Department
Many students and professors in Pennsylvania strongly affirm that they would prefer to pursue their educational activities without the restrictions of a David Horowitz-style "academic bill of rights," says a new report from Free Exchange on Campus.
If for-profit colleges commit fraud and abuse federal education funds, as some rogue institutions have been found to do, New York education officials may make them pay for the investigation of their crimes.
The state's Department of Education is proposing a tax on for-profit institutions that would help cover the costs of investigations like the one under way at Interboro Institute, accused of falsely enrolling students to capture their state financial aid.
www.aft.org /higher_ed   (369 words)

  
 Higher Education Coordinating Board
The Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board is a state agency governed by a 10-member citizen board.
We are charged by state law with representing the "broad public interest" in higher education and are dedicated to helping students succeed.
The Higher Education Coordinating Board has convened a regional advisory committee of business, education and government leaders to study higher education needs in the Snohomish, Island, and Skagit County area.
www.hecb.wa.gov   (211 words)

  
 Internet Public Library: Higher Education
Education beyond the secondary level, especially education at the college or university level.
Academic staff members engaged in instruction, research, administration, or related educational activities in a college or university; as well as persons involved in planning, organizing, directing, and controlling human or material resources to maintain or accomplish a college or university’s educational goals.
The Institute of International Education is a program designed for "men and women to study, conduct research, and receive practical training outside their own countries." "IIE administers 240 programs through which almost 18,000 men and women from 170 nations benefit annually.
www.ipl.org /div/subject/browse/edu50.00.00   (1244 words)

  
 Welcome to the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission is responsible for developing, establishing, and overseeing the implementation of a public policy agenda for the state's four-year colleges and universities.
It is charged with oversight of higher education institutions to ensure they are accomplishing their missions and implementing the provisions set by state statute.
The Commission consists of ten members; seven of whom are appointed by the governor, and three ex-officio members; the secretary of education and the arts, the state superintendent of schools, and the chairperson of the WV Council for Community and Technical College Education.
www.hepc.wvnet.edu   (382 words)

  
 Higher Ed Res
It abstracts articles about higher education and library issues from publications in and out of higher education, reporting on trends in technology and other fields that may impact on higher education.
Interviews with prominent higher education leaders, stories on trends in higher education, legislative news and feature articles on topics such as assessment, part-time faculty and merit pay are included in each issue.
UB is among the more prominent publications devoted to the business of running higher education institutions, so it is geared to the interests of academic administrators.
staff.philau.edu /bells/keepup/higher_ed_res.htm   (2060 words)

  
 Public Agenda Issue Guide: Higher Education
Getting a college degree, or at least some form of education after high school, is the surest way of entering (and remaining in) the middle class.
But while the traditional picture of higher education is of the ivy-covered campus, the reality is much more diverse.
The field of "higher education" includes both the intense competition for students to get into private universities and the low-cost community colleges who take all comers with "open enrollment." Specialized trade schools, state universities, corporate training centers -- all are in some way offering knowledge to the public.
www.publicagenda.org /issues/frontdoor.cfm?issue_type=higher_education   (276 words)

  
 WICHE Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
WICHE works with its 15 member states to assure access and excellence in higher education for all citizens of the West.
In higher education, the days of the ivory tower are over.
The policymakers who shape higher education, the legislators who fund it, and the citizens who pay for and use it want reassurance (and sometimes proof) that our institutions are preparing students to be intelligent, productive employees and responsible, caring citizens – and that they’re accomplishing this task as economically as possible.
www.wiche.edu   (241 words)

  
 Higher Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In conformity with the National Policy on Education, 1986, a scheme to provide career orientation to education at the first degree level was launched in 1994-95.
An educational institution founded by late Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore in 1921 was declared in 1951, by an Act of Parliament, as an institution of national importance to provide for its functioning as a unitary, teaching and residential University.
In 2004-05, an estimated 104.81 lakh students were enrolled in the institutions of Higher Education as against 99.54 lakh in the previous year and the faculty strength was 4.71 lakh as compared to 4.57 lakh in the previous year.
www.education.nic.in /htmlweb/higedu.htm   (4860 words)

  
 Private Higher Education in North Carolina
Private higher education in North Carolina has a long history and traces its beginnings to 1772 and the founding of Salem College, one of the earliest colleges for women in the United States.
In 1968 this recommendation was reiterated by the Board of Higher Education, which was concerned by a gradual but constant enrollment shift away from private colleges due to the tuition differential between the public and private sectors.
In order to continue to increase awareness of the importance of the private sector in higher education in North Carolina, the North Carolina Council of Governing Boards was formed in 1994.
statelibrary.dcr.state.nc.us /NC/EDUCATED/privated.htm   (794 words)

  
 HETAC » Higher Education & Training Awards Council | Home
The following is a link to the Department of Education and Science list which identifies higher education institutions in Ireland, which provide higher education programmes leading to awards included in the National Framework for Qualifications...
HETAC (the Higher Education and Training Awards Council) was established on 11 June 2001, under the Qualifications (Education and Training) Act 1999.
HETAC is the qualifications awarding body for third-level educational and training institutions outside the university sector.
www.hetac.ie   (396 words)

  
 About OPE- Higher Education Programs
HEP projects are awarded to institutions of higher education and non-profit organizations and agencies.
Higher Education Preparation and Support Service (Federal TRIO Programs) - This office administers the eight TRIO outreach and support programs targeted to help disadvantaged students progress from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs, as well as programs related to preparation for postsecondary education.
Institutional Development and Undergraduate Education Programs Service - This office administers several National Title III programs designed to help higher education institutions that serve a large proportion of disadvantaged students improve their academic programs and administrative capabilities.
www.ed.gov /about/offices/list/ope/hep.html   (228 words)

  
 Pearson Education: Higher Education
Our higher education publishing brands—Prentice Hall, Addison-Wesley, Longman, Allyn & Bacon, and Benjamin Cummings—have earned the trust of educators and students because of their commitment to accuracy, integrity, and independence of thought.
Pearson Benjamin Cummings is the foremost science publisher in higher education, publishing anatomy & physiology, biology, chemistry, health & kinesiology, and microbiology titles, as well as, the highly respected Addison-Wesley Physics & Astronomy imprint.
The power of the Web and the expertise of Pearson Education editors and designers let professors create their "dream books" using a free Web-based book-building kit and the rich intellectual properties of Pearson Education.
www.pearsoned.com /higher-ed   (445 words)

  
 Higher Education Conferences Worldwide Conferences in higher education and related fields
Be sure to include higher education in your list of keywords when you add your event to the Conference Alerts database.
This conference will explore the globalisation ofhigher education through the demands onleadership, the development of enterprise andinnovation in universities and the relationshipbetween universities and their students.
This conference will explore the globalisation of higher education through the demands on leadership, the development of enterprise and innovation in universities and the relationship between universities and their students.
www.conferencealerts.com /highed.htm   (397 words)

  
 NEA Higher Education
The reality of distance education is far from the high expectations set by many of the start-up dot.coms of the mid 1990s.
Confronting the future of distance learning, one in 10 of NEA higher education faculty members have taught a distance learning course in the last five years.
The report, supported by NEA and Blackboard, was prepared by the Institute for Higher Education Policy.
www.nea.org /he/abouthe/distance.html   (523 words)

  
 IIEP, publications, Higher education
Institutional restructuring in higher education in Asia: trends and patterns
Diversification of sources and the role of privatization in financing higher education in the Arab States region
Strategies for higher education in Asia and the Pacific in the post-Cold War era
www.unesco.org /iiep/eng/publications/recent/rec17.htm   (358 words)

  
 Free Higher Education
Higher education should be available to everyone; it should not be limited by financial considerations.
This is the basic and simple idea that underlies the Free Higher Education campaign.
Free Higher Ed is a campaign of the LABORPARTY and the Debs-Jones-Douglass Institute
www.freehighered.org   (210 words)

  
 UNESCO | Education - Higher Education Portal
UNESCO is the only UN body with a mandate to support national capacity-building in higher education.
It also provides a platform for dialogue on how best to adapt education systems to the emergence of knowledge societies and the new social, cultural and economic challenges of an increasingly globalized world.
UNESCO builds international and regional networks to assist with a range of issues in higher education: academic mobility, international exchanges of excellence, research on education systems and knowledge production, curriculum innovation, leadership roles for women educators, teacher development, and the defense of quality in higher education qualifications.
portal.unesco.org /education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=22969&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html   (138 words)

  
 Crystal Coast Higher Education and Research | Insiders' Guide® to North Carolina's Central Coast & New Bern
Business and marketing, education and engineering are just a few of the many areas of study available to transfer students.
Established in 1999, the center supports the educational and applied research activities for faculty throughout the North Carolina state university system.
Established in 1970, the N.C. State University Seafood Laboratory is an applied research and extension education unit of the Department of Food Science.
www.insiders.com /crystalcoast/main-highered.htm   (1876 words)

  
 Higher Education
Nevada: Government and Higher Education - Government and Higher Education Nevada's constitution was adopted in 1864.
The Higher Education of Women - The Congress of Women Professions and Occupations Op...
Michigan: Government and Higher Education - Government and Higher Education Michigan's constitution, adopted in 1963, provides for a governor...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0875643.html   (134 words)

  
 Higher Education Management:Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Devolved governance and greater institutional financial responsibility are rendering less clear the role and responsibility of institutions in delivering broad policy objectives.
The Journal of the Programme on Institutional Management in Higher Education is published three times per year.
This international study investigates the processes and strategies being pursued by new higher education institutions across OECD and non-OECD countries to develop research.
www.oecd.org /department/0,2688,en_2649_34525_1_1_1_1_1,00.html   (296 words)

  
 Higher Education in the US of America & Canada | US Universities | Canadian Universities
This site is aimed at helping both US and international students who are considering higher education in the US and are uncertain of the formalities involved.
There is also an Education Directory section featuring student resources for both prospective and current students.
It is intended to help college-bound students and their parents find information on higher education institutions in the United States of America.
www.univsource.com   (169 words)

  
 Welcome to the Midwestern Higher Education Compact : MHEC
One of four interstate compacts in the nation devoted to improving the quality of higher education in its region, MHEC is the Midwest's largest interstate resource-sharing commission for higher education.
State-by-state information and analysis on issues facing higher education in member states.
The MHEC logo and all other contents of this site are the sole property of the Midwestern Higher Education Compact and may not be used for any purposes without prior written consent.
www.mhec.org   (216 words)

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