Introduction to American Higher Education

ISBN-10: 0415803268
ISBN-13: 9780415803267
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $42.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 11/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 2.310
Language: English

Written primarily for graduate students in Higher Education and Student Affairs graduate programs, Introduction to American Higher Education is a groundbreaking collection that combines classic contributions to higher education along with the freshest, most cutting-edge thinking in the field.?This much-anticipated Reader brings together essential readings and unites several highly-regarded scholars in each of the intellectual areas of study in higher education.Introduction to American Higher Education is divided into six sections and contains, in total, 30 previously published journal articles and book chapters; each section will include at least one classic piece, a selection on community colleges, and a piece related to diversity. This impressive compilation will surely become the most popular and widely read introductory textbook on higher education. No longer will faculty members need to compile their own readers of journal articles and book chapters for introductory courses on higher education and student affairs ' Introduction to Higher Education brings together the best published scholarship in one comprehensive volume.

Preface
Prologue
About the Editors and Section Editors
Advisory Groups
Faculty
The American Faculty in Perspective
Small Worlds, Different Worlds: The Uniquenesses and Troubles of American Academic Professions
The Extent and Nature of Scholarly Activities among Community College Faculty
Faculty of Color in Academe: What 20 Years of Literature Tells Us
The Changing Context for Faculty Work and Workplaces
Curriculum, Teaching and Learning
External Influences on Curriculum: Sociocultural Context
The Rise of the 'Practical Arts,'
The Canon Debate, Knowledge Construction, and Multicultural Education
The Learning College: Creating a New Architecture for Community Colleges
Teaching-for-Learning (TFL): A Model for Faculty to Advance Student Learning
Students
What Educators and Administrators Need to Know about College Student Engagement
Looking in the Rearview Mirror: Factors Affecting Transfer for Urban Community College Students
Theoretical Considerations in the Study of Minority Student Retention in Higher Education
Diversity and Higher Education: Theory and Impact on Educational Outcomes
Nine Themes in Campus Racial Climates and Implications for Institutional Transformation
Organization, administration and governance
Problems of Governance, Management, and Leadership in Academic Institutions
Loosely Coupled Systems: A Reconceptualization
Organizational Culture in Higher Education: Defining the Essentials
The Effect of Institutional Culture on Change Strategies in Higher Education: Universal Principles or Culturally Responsive Concepts?
Community College Organizational Climate for Minorities and Women
Policy
Autonomy and Accountability: Who Controls Academe?
Lobbying in Higher Education: Theory and Practice
State Funding Limitations and Community College Open Door Policy: Conflicting Priorities?
Federal Involvement in Higher Education Desegregation: An Unfinished Agenda
Affirmative Action and the Creation of More Favorable Contexts of Choice
Epilogue

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