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Strategic Planning for Private Higher Education (Paperback): Robert E. Stevens, David L Loudon, Kenneth W. Oosting, R.Henry... Strategic Planning for Private Higher Education (Paperback)
Robert E. Stevens, David L Loudon, Kenneth W. Oosting, R.Henry Migliore, Carle M Hunt
R1,226 Discovery Miles 12 260 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With Strategic Planning for Private Higher Education you will improve your effectiveness in strategic planning to ensure the growth, success, and viability of your institution. The book 's emphasis on tested techniques and the examples from the authors'experiences in leading several private educational organizations give you the practical insight you need to learn how to benefit from strategic planning. The entire strategic planning process is covered--from vision casting to evaluation--for all types of private educational institutions, including colleges, universities, seminaries, graduate schools in education and business, and even K-12 academies.Strategic Planning for Private Higher Education will inspire you to make planning happen in a manner that will change the future and make a difference in the life of your institution. You ll see the strategic planning process from a senior administrator 's perspective in real-time, with the idea of empowering all participating stakeholders for input and ownership of the process. This book shows education administrators, faculty, and students how to: develop a vision that is understood, shared, and acted upon create a mission that adequately communicates "who we are," to be used in guiding every decision of the institution meet accreditation requirements of institutional effectiveness scan and analyze the external environment for changes that create either opportunities or threats to the institution establish and implement strategy, tactics, and action plans evaluate and control the strategic planning process assess the cultural and internal situationThe book 's end-of-chapter questions provide projects and assignments that reinforce the text materials. Also included are sample strategic plans for departments, schools, and colleges illustrating how to apply textual concepts and principles. Yet another valuable feature of Strategic Planning for Private Higher Education is its presentation of a "master" case study illustrating a number of key points, including: interaction between a college president and board of trustees, the use of a strategic planning task force to collect primary data and to expand participation, rewriting the mission statement of the college, and an illustration of a strategic planning calendar in relation to the budgeting calendar.

For-profit Higher Education - Developing a World Class Workforce (Paperback, New): John Sperling, Robert W. Tucker For-profit Higher Education - Developing a World Class Workforce (Paperback, New)
John Sperling, Robert W. Tucker
R1,042 Discovery Miles 10 420 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Today a college degree is needed to ensure an avenue to a decent standard of living. The workplace demands lifelong learning, since most workers will change careers several times before retiring. Meanwhile, attaining a degree is becoming more difficult both in terms of the time required and money. This affects not only individuals but encourages lawmakers to seek alternatives. This book examines higher education programs designed for and delivered to working adult students under a unique for-profit model, one that benefits both taxpayer and student.

Internationalising Programmes in Higher Education - An Educational Development Perspective (Hardcover): Jeanine... Internationalising Programmes in Higher Education - An Educational Development Perspective (Hardcover)
Jeanine Gregersen-Hermans, Karen M Lauridsen
R3,013 Discovery Miles 30 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book addresses challenges that higher education institutions face when bridging the gap between internationalisation as a key university strategy and their delivery of interculturally competent and responsible graduates. Combining international case studies and research outcomes, it provides an in-depth understanding of the role educational developers can play in the internationalisation of higher education and in the provision of an internationalised learning experience for all students. The book situates international education in global and local contexts and contributes to the design and delivery of internationalised curricula in very concrete terms. In doing so, it suggests how academic staff may enhance the quality of their programmes by leveraging the opportunities of international classrooms where students have diverse academic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds. The content of the book is therefore also foundational for continuing professional development (CPD) programmes that enhance staff competences for designing and teaching inclusive internationalised programmes and include topics such as: An international competence profile for educational developers Intercultural competence as a graduate attribute Internationalised curriculum design and delivery Intercultural group dynamics The role of languages in internationalised higher education classrooms Reflective processes for teaching and learning in the international classroom This book is essential reading and a go-to resource for any academic looking to internationalise their education programmes. It will also be of interest to those directly involved in curriculum development, learning, and teaching as well as those who have more strategic responsibilities within and beyond HEIs, or who are involved in higher education research.

Teaching for Learning - 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success (Hardcover,... Teaching for Learning - 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success (Hardcover, 2nd edition)
Claire Howell Major, Michael S. Harris, Todd D Zakrajsek
R3,035 Discovery Miles 30 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Teaching for Learning is a comprehensive, practical resource for instructors that highlights and synthesizes proven teaching methods and active learning strategies. Each of the 101 entries describes an approach and lists its essential features and elements, demonstrates how the approach may be used in various educational contexts, reviews findings from the research literature, and describes techniques to improve effectiveness. Fully revised and updated to reflect the latest research and innovations in the field, this second edition also features critical new content on adapting techniques for use in online courses.

Practice Methodologies in Education Research (Paperback): Julianne Lynch Practice Methodologies in Education Research (Paperback)
Julianne Lynch; Julie Rowlands, Trevor Gale, Stephen Parker
R973 Discovery Miles 9 730 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Practice Methodologies in Education Research offers a fresh approach to researching practice in education. Addressing a major gap in research methodology scholarship, it highlights how integral practice theory is to the transformational agendas of education research, introducing a theory of activist practice methodologies informed by expansive theories of practice. With contributions from leading education researchers drawn from across the world, the book confronts onto-epistemological dilemmas for doing research that arise from taking practice theory seriously, including the theories of Bourdieu, de Certeau, Deleuze, Haraway, Latour, Taylor, and Vygotsky. A defining feature of the chapters is their activist axiologies and their experimental approach to researching practice in education, in fields as diverse as educational leadership, schooling, higher education, adult and workplace education and training, professional practice, and informal learning. Practice Methodologies in Education is essential reading for education academics and postgraduates engaged in critical research using practice theory.

Expanding Professionalism in Music and Higher Music Education - A Changing Game (Hardcover): Heidi Westerlund, Helena Gaunt Expanding Professionalism in Music and Higher Music Education - A Changing Game (Hardcover)
Heidi Westerlund, Helena Gaunt
R3,002 Discovery Miles 30 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book addresses the need to rethink the concept and enactment of professionalism in music, and how such concepts underpin professional higher music education. There is an urgent imperative to enable the potential of professional musicians in our contemporary societies to be more fully realised, recognising both intense challenges that are currently threatening some traditional music practices, and significant scope for new practices to be imagined in response to deep veins of societal need. Professionalism encompasses the conduct, aims, values, responsibilities and ongoing development of a practising professional in the field. Professional higher music education engages both with providing future professionals with relevant education in particular craft skills, and with nurturing their visions for their work as artists in future societies. The major focus of the book is on performance traditions that have dominated professional higher education, notably western classical music.

Against My Better Judgment - An Intimate Memoir of an Eminent Gay Psychologist (Hardcover): Roger Brown Against My Better Judgment - An Intimate Memoir of an Eminent Gay Psychologist (Hardcover)
Roger Brown
R3,009 Discovery Miles 30 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Against My Better Judgment: An Intimate Memoir of an Eminent Gay Psychologist is an extraordinary and moving account of the life of a gay man in his late 60s after he loses his companion of 40 years to cancer. A leading professor of psychology at Harvard University, Roger Brown bravely comes forth with his compelling story of grief, loneliness, and a relentless search for intimacy, healing, and self-acceptance. Readers gain insight into a stage of life experienced by gay men of which little is written or spoken due to the ageism that characterizes homosexual culture. Against My Better Judgment reveals deeply personal truths that will prepare gay men for what to expect in the later stages of life. Universal in nature, these truths will speak to readers from various lifestyles and of all ages. Readers will recognize the book as a story of looking for love in all the wrong places, but will also see in it a process of discovery--both internal and external. In the aftermath of his lover's death, Brown turns to prostitutes for companionship, for relieving repressed sexual energy, and even for love. Through his unique relationships with three young men, he does not find the romantic love he so desperately seeks, but discovers that his idea of human nature has been formed by his particular life position and association with people who share his values, knowledge, and privileges. Once he goes outside his social and intellectual circle, he acquires a new perspective on life and realizes how far from universal truth his notions of humanity have been.Readers of Against My Better Judgment will gain a different perspective on the complexities of love, relationships, fidelity, human nature, and the hardships of life inevitably faced by all humans--straight, gay, or bisexual. Gay men, lesbians, psychologists, widowers, therapists, and anthropologists, as well as sensitive readers of any background, will heighten their understanding of what it means to be human. This remarkable story makes a tremendous contribution to existing gay literature and the timeless struggle of art and literature to make sense of the universe and the place of humans within it. Echoing life, Against My Better Judgment, with its brutal honesty, intrigues and repels alternately, just as it elicits both sadness and laughter.

Teaching and Education in Fracture and Fatigue (Hardcover): H.P. Rossmanith Teaching and Education in Fracture and Fatigue (Hardcover)
H.P. Rossmanith
R5,950 Discovery Miles 59 500 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This proceedings contains contributions to the series of seminars held in Vienna (1992), Miskolc, Hungary (1993 and 1994) and Vienna (1995) and provides a valuable resource for those concerned with the teaching of fracture and fatigue. It presents a wide range of approaches relevant to course and curriculum development. It is aimed particularly at those concerned with graduate and post-graduate education. This book should be of interest to lecturers and researchers in the field of mechanics of materials, especially related to mechanical and structural engineering.

Sisterlocking Discoarse - Race, Gender, and the Twenty-First-Century Academy (Hardcover): Valerie Lee Sisterlocking Discoarse - Race, Gender, and the Twenty-First-Century Academy (Hardcover)
Valerie Lee
R1,767 Discovery Miles 17 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Transferable Skills in Higher Education (Paperback): Alison Assiter Transferable Skills in Higher Education (Paperback)
Alison Assiter
R1,124 Discovery Miles 11 240 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This text uses a case study approach to show how life-skills can be developed in a range of higher education subject areas. It also looks at the changes which can be made to the curriculum to facilitate this sort of learning. The case studies are set against a more theoretical background.

In the Company of Scholars - The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education (Paperback): Julius Getman In the Company of Scholars - The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education (Paperback)
Julius Getman
R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"I began this book to articulate my sense of disappointment and alienation from the status I had fought so hard to achieve." A remarkable admission from an alumnus of Harvard Law School who has held tenured professorships in the law schools of Yale and Stanford and has taught in the law schools of Harvard and Chicago. In this personal reflection on the status of higher education, Julius Getman probes the tensions between status and meaning, elitism and egalitarianism, that challenge the academy and academics today. He shows how higher education creates a shared intellectual community among people of varied races and classes-while simultaneously dividing people on the basis of education and status. In the course of his explorations, Getman touches on many of the most current issues in higher education today, including the conflict between teaching and research, challenges to academic freedom, the struggle over multiculturalism, and the impact of minority and feminist activism. Getman presents these issues through relevant, often humorous anecdotes, using his own and others' experiences in coping with the constantly changing academic landscape. Written from a liberal perspective, the book offers another side of the story told in such works as Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind and Roger Kimball's Tenured Radicals.

College Admission and Essay Essentials Book Set - College Application Resources for Teens (Paperback): Ethan Sawyer College Admission and Essay Essentials Book Set - College Application Resources for Teens (Paperback)
Ethan Sawyer
R818 R677 Discovery Miles 6 770 Save R141 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Academic Man - A Study in the Sociology of a Profession (Paperback): Logan Wilson, Philip G. Altbach The Academic Man - A Study in the Sociology of a Profession (Paperback)
Logan Wilson, Philip G. Altbach
R1,058 Discovery Miles 10 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

When it was originally published, The Academic Man was the first full-scale social science-based study on the American academic profession. The issues identified by Logan Wilson in 1942 remain central to any consideration of the American professoriate. Wilson demonstrates the usefulness of a historical perspective in understanding the present, as well as the considerable continuity in higher education. His acute observations remain a critical base for contemporary studies of higher education. The Academic Man explores three mam aspects of higher education: the academic hierarchy, academic status, and academic processes and functions. He discusses the difficulty college graduates have in finding jobs, a problem still prevalent today. He also examines the small number of publications produced by graduates with Ph.Ds, showing that only a few account for the greatest percentage of publications, as well as the ratio of teaching activities to non-teaching activities performed by faculty members. In his new introduction, Philip G. Altbach discusses the changes that have occurred in the college community during the past half-century, including the expansion of universities and the increasing diversity of students and faculty hi terms of gender, ethnicity, and religious background. At the same tune, he shows how Wilson's basic tenets continue to hold true for contemporary academic life. The timelessness of The Academic Man will make it a valuable resource for students, professors, university administrators, and sociologists.

Fulfilling the Promise - Virginia Commonwealth University and the City of Richmond, 1968-2009 (Hardcover): John T Kneebone,... Fulfilling the Promise - Virginia Commonwealth University and the City of Richmond, 1968-2009 (Hardcover)
John T Kneebone, Eugene P Trani
R925 R775 Discovery Miles 7 750 Save R150 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Founded in Richmond in 1968, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) began with a mission to build a university to serve a city emerging from the era of urban crisis - desegregation, white flight, political conflict, and economic decline. The product of the merger of the Medical College of Virginia and the Richmond Professional Institute combined into one, state-mandated institution, the two were able to embrace their mission and work together productively. In Fulfilling the Promise, John Kneebone and Eugene Trani tell the intriguing story of VCU and the context in which the university was forged and eventually thrived. Although VCU's history is necessarily unique, Kneebone and Trani show how the issues shaping it are common to many urban institutions, from engaging with two-party politics in Virginia and African American political leadership in Richmond, to fraught neighborhood relations, the complexities of providing public health care at an academic health center, and an increasingly diverse student body. As a result, Fulfilling the Promise offers far more than a stale institutional saga. Rather, this definitive history of one urban state university illuminates the past and future of American public higher education in the post-1960s era.

Contextualising Educational Studies in India - Research, Policy and Practices (Hardcover): Pradeep Kumar Choudhury, Babu G.S.... Contextualising Educational Studies in India - Research, Policy and Practices (Hardcover)
Pradeep Kumar Choudhury, Babu G.S. Suresh
R3,004 Discovery Miles 30 040 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This volume presents an interdisciplinary framework to map out contemporary educational studies in India. Based on conceptual tools, quantitative methods and ethnographic accounts drawn from extensive fieldwork, it addresses emerging discourses on educational policies, their operation in the everyday functioning of institutions and actual practices in teaching and learning. Individual chapters discuss the intersectionality in the current educational system of region, gender, class, caste and minorities. With comparative perspectives and case studies from across states, including under-studied rural and urban regions of India, the book explores a wide range of issues affecting the educational system, including socioeconomic and gender inequalities; the educational status of tribal settlements in the hinterlands and their respective urban areas; the marginalisation of minorities; challenges in accessing educational avenues and choices; and the model for imparting vocational education and training. It navigates complex sites of discrimination and exclusion in the institutional spaces of the educational system and assesses the consequences of market dynamics and ideological undercurrents. Presenting first-hand information from the field, it evaluates educational policies, practices and research; investigates challenges and failures; provides suggestions and fosters critical thinking for a knowledge society. The findings in this book will be of interest to researchers, scholars and teachers of education, economics, sociology, urban education and the politics of education, as well as of public policy, governance and development studies. It will also be useful to research institutions, policymakers, educationists, social scientists, education professionals, and governmental and non-governmental bodies working on education.

FOCUS on College Success, Concise Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition): Constance Staley FOCUS on College Success, Concise Edition (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Constance Staley
R1,049 R928 Discovery Miles 9 280 Save R121 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, CONCISE EDITION, thoroughly engages ANY reader with direct applications and immediate results. Staley, one of the best-known names in the field of motivation and focus increases the credibility of the college success course by providing tools that help improve student retention. Thoroughly researched, the text covers the topics most important to student success and incorporates the underlying themes of motivation and self-discipline throughout. Rather than talking down to readers or speaking over their heads, FOCUS ON COLLEGE SUCCESS, CONCISE EDITION, strikes a personal and informal conversation with readers--directly connecting with and drawing them into text discussions.

Undertaking Capstone Projects in Education - A Practical Guide for Students (Hardcover): Jolanta Burke, Majella Dempsey Undertaking Capstone Projects in Education - A Practical Guide for Students (Hardcover)
Jolanta Burke, Majella Dempsey
R2,995 Discovery Miles 29 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Undertaking Capstone Projects in Education provides students with all of the information required to successfully design and complete a capstone project. Guiding the reader in a step-by-step process, this book covers how to create a question, select a topic of interest, and apply the best possible design solutions. Structured in a way that will help readers build their skills, chapters explore all aspects of the capstone project from the inception of the idea, to laying the foundations, designing the project, analysing the data, and presenting the findings. Filled with examples and written in a friendly and collaborative style, this key guide uses simple language and easy-to-understand examples to unpack complex research issues. This book is essential reading for students and anyone interested in undertaking a capstone project in the field of education.

Academic Writing for University Students (Hardcover): Stephen Bailey Academic Writing for University Students (Hardcover)
Stephen Bailey
R3,021 Discovery Miles 30 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Academic Writing for University Students is designed to help all students succeed in writing essays, reports and other papers for coursework and exams effectively. Academic writing is often the biggest challenge facing college and university students, but this book provides all the tools needed to master the necessary skills. The book is divided into four parts, to help teachers and students easily find the help they need, both in the classroom and for self-study: The Writing Process: From finding suitable sources, through to editing and proofreading Writing Types: Practice with common assignments such as reports and cause-effect essays Writing Tools: Skills such as making comparisons, definitions, punctuation and style Lexis: Academic vocabulary, using synonyms, nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs This key handbook breaks down and practises every stage of essay writing. All units are fully cross-referenced, and a complete set of answers to the practice exercises is included. In addition, the companion website hosts comprehensive teaching notes as well as more challenging exercises, revision material and links to other sources. Designed for self-study as well as classroom use, this book uses authentic academic texts from a range of sources and provides models for common writing tasks such as case studies, while progress checks are included for each part to enable students to assess their learning. Academic Writing for University Students is an invaluable guide to all aspects of academic writing in English.

Making Sense of Literacy Scholarship - Approaches to Synthesizing Literacy Research (Hardcover): Catherine Compton-Lilly,... Making Sense of Literacy Scholarship - Approaches to Synthesizing Literacy Research (Hardcover)
Catherine Compton-Lilly, Rebecca Rogers, Tisha Lewis Ellison
R3,006 Discovery Miles 30 060 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a roadmap to the key decisions, processes, and procedures to use when synthesizing qualitative literacy research. Covering the major types of syntheses - including the dissertation literature review, traditional literature review, integrative literature review, meta-synthesis, and meta-ethnography - Compton-Lilly, Rogers, and Lewis Ellison offer techniques and frameworks to use when making sense of a large body of scholarship. Addressing the standard and untraditional forms a research synthesis can take, the authors provide clear and practical examples of synthesis designs and techniques, and consider how epistemological, ontological, and ethical questions arise when designing and adapting a research synthesis. The extensive appendices feature sample literature reviews, guidance on communication with editors of journals, useful charts, and more. The authors' critical reflection and analysis demonstrates how a research synthesis is not simply a means to an end, but rather reflects each scholar's interests, target audience, and message. This book is crucial reading for undergraduate and graduate students, as well as early career and more experienced researchers in literacy education.

A Practical Guide to Becoming a Community College President (Hardcover): Amanda Golden A Practical Guide to Becoming a Community College President (Hardcover)
Amanda Golden; Edited by Rosalind Latiner Raby
R3,009 Discovery Miles 30 090 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This practical resource helps aspiring leaders demystify the challenges associated with becoming a community college president. Building on existing scholarship and research related to historical origins of the community college, this book explores the role and function of the presidency, discusses existing demographics and the importance of meeting the needs of a diverse student population, and unpacks the required competencies and leadership challenges related to becoming a community college president. Including real voices from award-winning and current presidents as well as a step-by-step approach to attaining the position, this is an important resource that speaks to the needs of today and tomorrows' community college leaders.

New Strategies in Higher Education Marketing (Hardcover): James A. Burns, Thomas J. Hayes New Strategies in Higher Education Marketing (Hardcover)
James A. Burns, Thomas J. Hayes
R2,882 Discovery Miles 28 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With rising financial difficulties and declining enrollments, many colleges and universities are finding that they need new and better ways to present and promote themselves to potential students and the general public. New Strategies in Higher Education Marketing contains practical, "how-to" applications of marketing thought and theory for the higher education environment. Written by practitioners for practitioners, this valuable book offers new viewpoints, tools, and creative ways to solve potentially devastating problems through the implementation of marketing. Each chapter is application oriented and cases and situations common to most universities and colleges are discussed to illustrate marketing strategies and techniques to make them more easily understood and readily usable.New Strategies in Higher Education Marketing is divided into four sections: Strategy Research and Promotion Enrollment Services Development. It includes informative chapters on topics including perceptions and proper application of marketing in higher education; fund raising; public relations; coordination of intra-organizational efforts; techniques and methods of gathering information and data; and the challenge and management of student enrollment. Directors, presidents, vice-presidents, and others responsible for or interested in the marketing of a college or university will find a wealth of highly practical information in this book.

The Distinctive College - Antioch, Reed, and Swathmore (Paperback, 2nd edition): Burton R. Clark The Distinctive College - Antioch, Reed, and Swathmore (Paperback, 2nd edition)
Burton R. Clark
R1,054 Discovery Miles 10 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The factors contributing to the greatness of a first-rank liberal arts college are difficult to analyze. Hidden from view in the mysteries of tradition and institutional aura, the insistent questions remain: How has it been done? Can it still be done? In an intensive analysis of three highly regarded liberal arts colleges, Burton R. Clark uses a developmental approach to formal organization to seek out answers to these questions. The author begins with a presentation of the historical development of three colleges, Antioch, Reed, and Swarthmore. He describes in detail how broad institutional innovations were introduced and made to endure. He then carefully notes the unique events, special conditions, and unusual features that are the components of each institution's fabric. Each of the three narratives is guided by comparative categories, that produce analytical and theoretical insights into organizational development. From the above data Clark develops the concept of the "organizational saga" as the central ingredient in the making of the distinctive college. He explains this concept in terms of organizational role and mission, using the historical narratives of the first section to suggest the bases for the development of sagas. In its empirical findings and conceptual formulations, The Distinctive College, first published in 1970, has played an important role in the analysis and understanding of college culture in contemporary America. It is a study of leadership, as well as an examination of how values are realized in the everyday routine of participants in the life of educational organizations. It remains the premier sociological study of institution building in American higher education.

Moving Culturally-Based Sororities and Fraternities Forward - Innovations in Practice (Hardcover, New edition): Antonio Duran,... Moving Culturally-Based Sororities and Fraternities Forward - Innovations in Practice (Hardcover, New edition)
Antonio Duran, Crystal Garcia
R1,827 Discovery Miles 18 270 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From their founding, Greek letter organizations have maintained legacies of exclusion that have particularly targeted minoritized people including Black, Indigenous, People of Color as well as queer and transgender individuals. In response to larger societal oppression and, more specifically, historical discriminatory practices within historically white sororities and fraternities, culturally-based sororities and fraternities emerged to serve and lift up minoritized communities. Culturally-based sororities and fraternities (CBSFs) include Asian American, Black, Latinx/a/o, LGBTQ, Multicultural, and Historically Native American sororities and fraternities. Unfortunately, conversations on sorority and fraternity life (SFL) have prioritized historically white organizations, perpetuating the same legacies of oppression that led to the formation of culturally-based groups to begin with. This book is a form of resistance to these power dynamics and brings to light the histories, legacies, and strengths of CBSFs as well as ways to re-envision equitable support for these organizations. This book will be instrumental to SFL practitioners, (inter)national sorority and fraternity leadership, and for all SFL members in their efforts to increase their awareness of CBSFs. Additionally, campuses are increasingly embracing opportunities to understand minoritized students' experiences on campus and to center equitable practice. This book could be used during professional development workshops for deans, faculty, and student affairs professionals to consider how well they are supporting minoritized students and, more specifically, those who are in culturally-based sororities and fraternities. This text can also serve as an important resource for college courses focused on college students, student affairs, and social justice in higher education.

For the Good of the Farmer - A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture (Hardcover): Frederick Whitford For the Good of the Farmer - A Biography of John Harrison Skinner, Dean of Purdue Agriculture (Hardcover)
Frederick Whitford
R1,167 R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Save R218 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The key role that farming plays in the economy of Indiana today owes much to the work of John Harrison Skinner (1874-1942). Skinner was a pioneering educator and administrator who transformed the study of agriculture at Purdue University during the first decades of the twentieth century. From humble origins, occupying one building and 150 acres at the start of his career, the agriculture program grew to spread over ten buildings and 1,000 acres by the end of his tenure as its first dean. A focused, single-minded man, Skinner understood from his own background as a grain and stock farmer that growers could no longer rely on traditional methods in adapting to a rapidly changing technological and economic environment, in which tractors were replacing horses and new crops such as alfalfa and soy were transforming the arable landscape. Farmers needed education, and only by hiring the best and brightest faculty could Purdue give them the competitive edge that they needed. While he excelled as a manager and advocate for Indiana agriculture, Skinner never lost touch with his own farming roots, taking especial interest in animal husbandry. During the course of his career as dean (1907-1939), the number of livestock on Purdue farms increased fourfold, and Skinner showed his knowledge of breeding by winning many times at the International Livestock Exposition. Today, the scale of Purdue's College of Agriculture has increased to offer almost fifty programs to hundreds of students from all over the globe. However, at its base, the agricultural program in place today remains largely as John Harrison Skinner built it, responsive to Indiana but with its focus always on scientific innovation in the larger world.

Immigrant Faculty in the Academy - Narratives of Identity, Resilience, and Action (Paperback): Maysaa Barakat, Mariela A.... Immigrant Faculty in the Academy - Narratives of Identity, Resilience, and Action (Paperback)
Maysaa Barakat, Mariela A. Rodriguez
R977 Discovery Miles 9 770 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This edited volume shares the diverse experiences of immigrant professors in the United States. Chapters provide insight for educators in academia seeking deeper understanding of issues of identity and intersectionality, assimilation and integration, culture and its different manifestations, accent and the politics of language, and hegemonic systems and structures. Blending autoethnographies and case studies, this book highlights the invaluable collective experiences of immigrant professors as they navigate challenges and success. By sharing these rich stories, Immigrant Faculty in the Academy contributes to the conversation on career development, the professoriate, and immigration.

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