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The Design of the University - German, American, and "World Class" (Hardcover): Heinz-Dieter Meyer The Design of the University - German, American, and "World Class" (Hardcover)
Heinz-Dieter Meyer
R3,545 Discovery Miles 35 450 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What is the reason for the American university's global preeminence? How did the American university succeed where the development of the German university, from which it took so much, stalled? In this closely-argued book, Meyer suggests that the key to the American university's success is its institutional design of self-government. Where other university systems are dependent on the patronage of state, church, or market, the American university is the first to achieve true autonomy, which it attained through an intricate system of engagements with societal actors and institutions that simultaneously act as amplifiers of its impact and as checks on the university's ever-present corrosive tendencies. Built on a searching analysis of the design thinking of Wilhelm von Humboldt and Adam Smith and closely tracing the learning process by which Americans adapted the German model, The Design of the University dismisses efforts to copy superficial features of the American university in order to achieve world-class rank. Calling attention to the design details of the university and the particulars of its institutional environment, this volume identifies the practices and choices that produced the gold standard for today's world class higher education.

The Flipped Approach to Higher Education - Designing Universities for Today's Knowledge Economies and Societies... The Flipped Approach to Higher Education - Designing Universities for Today's Knowledge Economies and Societies (Hardcover)
Muhammed Sahin, Caroline Fell Kurban
R1,717 Discovery Miles 17 170 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

From the world's first completely flipped institution, the authors address the socio-economic and socio-technical nature of today's world and how this impacts what is needed from the education sector, outlining how and why they adopted Flipped Learning as the transformative approach required to meet these needs, and definitively describe the organizational design process needed to establish a Flipped institution, from physical and geographical infrastructure, to human and intellectual capital. Included in this book are chapters in which administrators, pedagogical and technical support staff, instructors and students share their experiences and lessons learned in the first year and how the Flipped approach has impacted their education experience. These experiences are then used to develop performance improvement initiatives for leadership, institutional commitment, the infrastructure, and instructor and student support and development.

Transactional Perspective on Teaching and Learning - A Framework for Adult and Higher Education (Hardcover, 1st ed): D.R.... Transactional Perspective on Teaching and Learning - A Framework for Adult and Higher Education (Hardcover, 1st ed)
D.R. Garrison, Walter Archer
R2,254 Discovery Miles 22 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Hardbound. Published as part of the successful Advances in Learning and Instruction Series, this book provides a comprehensive and coherent perspective on the processes and outcomes of a meaningful and worthwhile educational experience in adult and higher education.Assuming a collaborative constructionist perspective for examining educational experience, the authors discuss the core concepts of responsibility and control. These concepts are at the heart of conceptual models of critical thinking and self-directed learning in the study and practice of adult and higher education. In turn, these concepts provide a framework for a stimulating discussion about the design and implementation of teaching methods and learning activities.

Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence - Current Practices, Future Imperatives (Hardcover): Andrea L. Beach, Mary Deane... Faculty Development in the Age of Evidence - Current Practices, Future Imperatives (Hardcover)
Andrea L. Beach, Mary Deane Sorcinelli, Ann E Austin, Jaclyn K. Rivard
R3,170 Discovery Miles 31 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The first decade of the 21st century brought major challenges to higher education, all of which have implications for and impact the future of faculty professional development. This volume provides the field with an important snapshot of faculty development structures, priorities and practices in a period of change, and uses the collective wisdom of those engaged with teaching, learning, and faculty development centers and programs to identify important new directions for practice. Building on their previous study of a decade ago, published under the title of Creating the Future of Faculty Development, the authors explore questions of professional preparation and pathways, programmatic priorities, collaboration, and assessment. Since the publication of this earlier study, the pressures on faculty development have only escalated-demands for greater accountability from regional and disciplinary accreditors, fiscal constraints, increasing diversity in types of faculty appointments, and expansion of new technologies for research and teaching. Centers have been asked to address a wider range of institutional issues and priorities based on these challenges. How have they responded and what strategies should centers be considering? These are the questions this book addresses. For this new study the authors re-surveyed faculty developers on perceived priorities for the field as well as practices and services offered. They also examined more deeply than the earlier study the organization of faculty development, including characteristics of directors; operating budgets and staffing levels of centers; and patterns of collaboration, re-organization and consolidation. In doing so they elicited information on centers' "signature programs," and the ways that they assess the impact of their programs on teaching and learning and other key outcomes. What emerges from the findings are what the authors term a new Age of Evidence, influenced by heightened stakeholder interest in the outcomes of undergraduate education and characterized by a focus on assessing the impact of instruction on student learning, of academic programs on student success, and of faculty development in institutional mission priorities. Faculty developers are responding to institutional needs for assessment, at the same time they are being asked to address a wider range of institutional priorities in areas such as blended and online teaching, diversity, and the scale-up of evidence-based practices. They face the need to broaden their audiences, and address the needs of part-time, non-tenure-track, and graduate student instructors as well as of pre-tenure and post-tenure faculty. They are also feeling increased pressure to demonstrate the "return on investment" of their programs. This book describes how these faculty development and institutional needs and priorities are being addressed through linkages, collaborations, and networks across institutional units, and highlights the increasing role of faculty development professionals as organizational "change agents" at the department and institutional levels, serving as experts on the needs of faculty in larger organizational discussions.

Sustainable Solutions: University-Community Partnerships (Hardcover): B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Jennifer H. Allen, Jacob Sherman Sustainable Solutions: University-Community Partnerships (Hardcover)
B.D. Wortham-Galvin, Jennifer H. Allen, Jacob Sherman
R1,423 Discovery Miles 14 230 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What is the role of the university? Current systems may stress research output, but Wortham-Galvin, Allen, and Sherman seek to re-establish the importance of teaching and service in the work of the 21st-century university. The Sustainable Solutions series shares Portland State University's experience of community-engaged teaching and research. With a focus on sustainability, we see that such collaboration is vital to making Portland one of the world's most sustainable cities. Volume 2, University-Community Partnerships, builds on the themes introduced in Volume 1, Let Knowledge Serve the City, to explore how these partnerships play out in practice. Covering 13 projects, which range from supporting local artisans and researching food access, to sharing Indigenous history and decolonizing perceptions of knowledge, readers receive pragmatic advice on working with community organizations. Authors also offer critical reflection on how theories of engagement have structured PSU's work and how their findings impact our very understanding of partnership. This reader-friendly text provides an ideal introduction to anyone wishing to learn more about models of effective collaboration and how to put these into practice. Explained through the context of specific projects, the book offers both inspiration and practical guidance to anyone - in local government, academia, or the third sector - looking to set up productive community-university partnerships.

A Centennial History of Texas A&M University, 1876-1976 (Hardcover, Single-Volume ed.): Henry C. Dethloff A Centennial History of Texas A&M University, 1876-1976 (Hardcover, Single-Volume ed.)
Henry C. Dethloff
R1,412 Discovery Miles 14 120 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
A Professional Professoriate - Unionization, Bureaucratization and the AAUP (Paperback): Philo A. Hutcheson A Professional Professoriate - Unionization, Bureaucratization and the AAUP (Paperback)
Philo A. Hutcheson
R996 Discovery Miles 9 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Starting with the question "How have professors and educational institutions responded to pressures to be professional yet act bureaucratically," Philo Hutcheson uses federal and AAUP records and surveys and blends historical research and sociological analysis to develop a full understanding of the problem. With the dramatic expansion of the professoriate following World War II came increasing tensions between the professor's perceived traditional status as an autonomous professional on the one hand and new role as a bureaucrat subject to institutional authority and responsible for departmental and committee assignments on the other. In this increasingly conflicted realm, the AAUP functioned as a key intermediary, dealing with such issues as tenure, salary, contracts, and even faculty strikes.
Hutcheson examines how tensions between the requirements of institutional bureaucracies and the norms of the academic profession resulted in contentiousness and conflict within the national AAUP, between administrators and faculty members on individual campuses, within the ranks of faculties themselves, and even deep in the consciences of many concerned individuals. The book analyzes the association's ability to respond effectively and to balance the values of collegial representation with the powers of collective bargaining. It thus offers a detailed and authoritative examination of the AAUP's search for ways to sustain professionalism while dealing with the fundamental changes in the nature of the professoriate in the post-World War II era.

A Professional Professoriate - Unionization, Bureaucratization and the AAUP (Hardcover): Philo A. Hutcheson A Professional Professoriate - Unionization, Bureaucratization and the AAUP (Hardcover)
Philo A. Hutcheson
R1,547 Discovery Miles 15 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Starting with the question "How have professors and educational institutions responded to pressures to be professional yet act bureaucratically," Philo Hutcheson uses federal and AAUP records and surveys and blends historical research and sociological analysis to develop a full understanding of the problem. With the dramatic expansion of the professoriate following World War II came increasing tensions between the professor's perceived traditional status as an autonomous professional on the one hand and new role as a bureaucrat subject to institutional authority and responsible for departmental and committee assignments on the other. In this increasingly conflicted realm, the AAUP functioned as a key intermediary, dealing with such issues as tenure, salary, contracts, and even faculty strikes.
Hutcheson examines how tensions between the requirements of institutional bureaucracies and the norms of the academic profession resulted in contentiousness and conflict within the national AAUP, between administrators and faculty members on individual campuses, within the ranks of faculties themselves, and even deep in the consciences of many concerned individuals. The book analyzes the association's ability to respond effectively and to balance the values of collegial representation with the powers of collective bargaining. It thus offers a detailed and authoritative examination of the AAUP's search for ways to sustain professionalism while dealing with the fundamental changes in the nature of the professoriate in the post-World War II era.

Connecting the Dots - Developing Student Learning Outcomes and Outcomes-Based Assessment (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition):... Connecting the Dots - Developing Student Learning Outcomes and Outcomes-Based Assessment (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Ronald S Carriveau
R711 Discovery Miles 7 110 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Demands for quality at all levels of education are higher than they have ever been. Making clear what students must learn is being stressed by Federal and State governments and by professional and national accreditation organizations. This book is designed to help faculty and institutions of higher education meet these demands by obtaining, managing, using, and reporting valid outcome attainment measures at the course level; and mapping outcome attainment from the course level to departmental, degree program, and institutional levels, and beyond. It demonstrates how to communicate clearly what students are supposed to know and be able to do; write assessments that measure the expectations; and produce test scores that are valid for their intended use and interpretation, so that valid inferences can be made about students and programs. It is a "how-to" manual that is rich with guidelines, model forms, and examples that will lead the reader through the steps to "connect the dots" from outcomes assessment to outcomes-based reporting. This new edition incorporates several enhancements including additional examples, tables, and figures that help clarify and expand the three-level outcomes and assessment model. A new Chapter 9 introduces a census approach to obtaining outcome attainment measures at the program and institutional levels and shows how to link outcome values to outcome statements from outside sources such as national and professional organizations. Chapter 9 concludes with a discussion on obtaining and using outcome attainment values at the student level with the aid of modern technologies.

Improving Maths and English in Further Education: A Practical Guide (Paperback): Jonathan Kay Improving Maths and English in Further Education: A Practical Guide (Paperback)
Jonathan Kay
R658 Discovery Miles 6 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Improving Maths and English in Further Education provides a strategic, practical and easily applied toolkit for teachers and leaders as they work with students to gain core skills. The book highlights the unique challenges that are faced within the sector and the value of embedding college-wide literacy and numeracy for success, providing a range of strategies to resolve challenges. Structured to make sure that there is always an alternative approach, method or suggestion, the book allows the reader to choose the steps that suit their context best. Each chapter looks at the key priorities: *Identifies a range of potential solutions to a challenge faced in FE *Acknowledges potential implementation pitfalls and remedies *Suggests practical takeaways, key considerations and next steps Teachers and staff within further and Post-16 education will find this an essential resource for supporting students studying maths and English. "Teachers and leaders from curriculum areas across the sector will find scenarios and anecdotes that resonate in this book; timetabling, accountability, motivation... a must read." Catherine Sezen, Senior Policy Manager - FE "This is an interesting and engaging read from Jonny, who has produced a book that brings together contemporary educational literature, with a personal and honest take on leading and teaching English and Maths in FE." Steven Wallis, Executive Director Quality, NCG "This book caters for the many different voices, people and characters in FE - it does exactly what it says on the tin... It will give you all the tools for a great job with an evidence base to boot." Julia Smith, @tessmaths Jonathan Kay has managed and led English and maths departments in Further Education since 2017, as well as working as consultant for the Association of Colleges and Lead English Expert and examiner for a leading exam board. Jonathan has also previously worked as an English teacher, 2nd in Department and Head of English in a range of Secondary schools.

Local Knowledge and Wisdom in Higher Education (Hardcover): G.R. Teasdale, Z. Ma Rhea Local Knowledge and Wisdom in Higher Education (Hardcover)
G.R. Teasdale, Z. Ma Rhea
R2,281 Discovery Miles 22 810 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Hardbound. During the past three decades there has been a substantial growth in the number of higher education institutions in developing countries. The majority of these institutions have adopted an approach to teaching and research modelled on the universities of the Western world. Consequently, Western processes of knowledge analysis and transmission have largely remained unchallenged as they are implemented in the pursuit of economic modernisation.However, in recent years, there has been a movement to reaffirm the significance of local knowledge and wisdom in education. There is now an urgency to rediscover local knowledge and wisdom as universities and their communities respond to globalisation. Local Knowledge and Wisdom in Higher Education presents an insightful account of the role of indigenous knowledge in higher education institutions across a number of societies.

The Generic Qualitative Approach to a Dissertation in the Social Sciences - A Step by Step Guide (Paperback): Sandra Kostere,... The Generic Qualitative Approach to a Dissertation in the Social Sciences - A Step by Step Guide (Paperback)
Sandra Kostere, Kim Kostere
R397 Discovery Miles 3 970 Ships in 7 - 13 working days

The Generic Qualitative Approach to a Dissertation in the Social Sciences: A Step by Step Guide is a practical guide for the graduate students and faculty planning and executing a generic qualitative dissertation in the social sciences. Generic qualitative research is a methodology that seeks to understand human experience by taking a qualitative stance and using qualitative procedures. Based on Sandra Kostere and Kim Kostere's experiences of serving on dissertation committees, this book aims to demystify both the nuances and the procedures of qualitative research, with the aim of empowering students to conduct meaningful dissertation research and present findings that are rigorous, credible, and trustworthy. It examines the fundamental principles and assumptions underlying the generic qualitative method, then covers each stage of the research process including creation of research questions, interviews, and then offers three ways of analyzing the data gathered and presenting the results. With examples of the generic qualitative method in practice to show students how to conduct their research confidently, and chapters designed to walk the researcher through each step of the dissertation process, this book is specifically tailored for the accessible generic method, and will be useful for graduate students and faculty developing dissertations in Psychology, Education, Nursing and the social sciences.

All That Glitters - Prospecting for Information in the Changing Library World (Hardcover): Steven Vincent, Sue K Norman All That Glitters - Prospecting for Information in the Changing Library World (Hardcover)
Steven Vincent, Sue K Norman
R2,402 Discovery Miles 24 020 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The impetus for this book on evaluation in the library context sprang from a poster session presented at the 1997 American Library Association Conference in San Francisco. Entitled, "Siren Song: The Lure of Technology and the Betrayal of Reality," the poster session focussed on teaching the need to evaluate information found on the Internet.


This book affords us the opportunity to call upon several of the pioneers in Web source evaluation. The result is this collection of contributions from individuals who present their best thinking on the subject.

Bernard Daly's Promise - The Enduring Legacy of a Place-based Scholarship (Paperback): Sam Stern, Ed Ray Bernard Daly's Promise - The Enduring Legacy of a Place-based Scholarship (Paperback)
Sam Stern, Ed Ray
R517 R430 Discovery Miles 4 300 Save R87 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Published in cooperation with the Dr. Daly Project Association Bernard Daly escaped the Irish Famine and with his family emigrated to America, where he became the town doctor in Lakeview, Oregon, and then a state legislator, Oregon Agricultural College regent, county judge, rancher, and banker. When he died in 1920, his estate, valued at about a million dollars, established a college scholarship for the youth of Lake County. Daly's scholarship fund would ensure that most of the youth of tiny, remote Lake County could attend college. Drawing on more than a hundred personal interviews, an extensive web-based survey, and archival materials, this book tells the story of Daly's life, the scholarship fund, and its impact on the recipients, who went on to remarkable careers and lives. At a time when almost no one went to college, Daly created a "college for all" possibility in a remote corner of America. The impact of the Daly Fund, one of America's oldest continuously operating place-based scholarship, offers unique insights into the benefits of higher education and how it might best be supported - questions that we are struggling with today.

Teaching Science Online - Practical Guidance for Effective Instruction and Lab Work (Paperback): Dietmar Kennepohl Teaching Science Online - Practical Guidance for Effective Instruction and Lab Work (Paperback)
Dietmar Kennepohl; Foreword by Michael G. 'Moore
R947 Discovery Miles 9 470 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

With the increasing focus on science education, growing attention is being paid how science is taught. Educators in science and science-related disciplines are recognizing that distance delivery opens up new opportunities for delivering information, providing interactivity, collaborative opportunities and feedback, as well as for increasing access for students. This book presents the guidance of expert science educators from the US and from around the globe. They describe key concepts, delivery modes and emerging technologies, and offer models of practice. The book places particular emphasis on experimentation, lab and field work as they are fundamentally part of the education in most scientific disciplines. Chapters include: Discipline methodology and teaching strategies in the specific areas of physics, biology, chemistry and earth sciences. An overview of the important and appropriate learning technologies (ICTs) for each major science. Best practices for establishing and maintaining a successful course online. Insights and tips for handling practical components like laboratories and field work. Coverage of breaking topics, including MOOCs, learning analytics, open educational resources and m-learning. Strategies for engaging your students online. A companion website presents videos of the contributors sharing additional guidance, virtual labs simulations and various additional resources.

An Evidence-based Guide to College and University Teaching - Developing the Model Teacher (Hardcover): Aaron S Richmond, Guy A.... An Evidence-based Guide to College and University Teaching - Developing the Model Teacher (Hardcover)
Aaron S Richmond, Guy A. Boysen, Regan A. R. Gurung
R3,319 Discovery Miles 33 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

What makes a good college teacher? This book provides an evidence- based answer to that question by presenting a set of "model teaching characteristics" that define what makes a good college teacher. Based on six fundamental areas of teaching competency known as Model Teaching Characteristics outlined by The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), this book describes how college faculty from all disciplines and at all levels of experience can use these characteristics to evaluate, guide, and improve their teaching. Evidence based research supports the inclusion of each characteristic, each of which is illustrated through example, to help readers master the skills. Readers learn to evaluate their teaching abilities by providing guidance on what to document and how to accumulate and organize the evidence. Two introductory chapters outline the model teaching characteristics followed by six chapters, each devoted to one of the characteristics: training, instructional methods, course content, assessment, syllabus construction, and student evaluations. The book: -Features in each chapter self-evaluation surveys that help readers identify gaps between the model characteristics and their own teaching, case studies that illustrate common teaching problems, discussion questions that encourage critical thinking, and additional readings for further exploration. -Discusses the need to master teaching skills such as collaborative learning, listening, and using technology as well as discipline-specific knowledge. -Advocates for the use of student-learning outcomes to help teachers better evaluate student performance based on their achievement of specific learning goals. -Argues for the development of learning objectives that reflect the core of the discipline's theories and applications, strengthen basic liberal arts skills, and infuse ethical and diversity issues. -Discusses how to solicit student feedback and utilize these evaluations to improve teaching. Intended for professional development or teacher training courses offered in masters and doctoral programs in colleges and universities, this book is also an invaluable resource for faculty development centers, college and university administrators, and college teachers of all levels and disciplines, from novice to the most experienced, interested in becoming more effective teachers.

Leadership Matters - Confronting the Hard Choices Facing Higher Education (Hardcover): W. Joseph King, Brian C. Mitchell Leadership Matters - Confronting the Hard Choices Facing Higher Education (Hardcover)
W. Joseph King, Brian C. Mitchell
R662 R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 Save R61 (9%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Leadership matters more than ever in this turbulent moment in American higher education. During these unprecedented times, glaring internal inefficiencies, communication breakdowns, and an overriding sense of cultural inertia on many campuses are too often set against a backdrop of changing consumer preferences, high sticker prices, declining demand, massive tuition discounting, aging infrastructure, technological and pedagogical alternatives, and political pressure. Strategic leadership in such a complex environment needs to be exercised in nuanced ways that differ from those embraced by corporate cultures. In Leadership Matters, W. Joseph King and Brian C. Mitchell argue that the success of higher education institutions depends on strategic leaders who can utilize the strengths of their institutions and leaders to balance internal pressures, shifting demographics, global education needs, and workforce preparation demands beyond the college gates. Drawing on their extensive experience, the authors guide senior administration, trustees, and presidents on how to lead during immense financial, demographic, and social challenges. King and Mitchell believe that, to survive, colleges must be well run-flexible, effective, and forward thinking. The authors begin with a fundamental premise-that colleges and universities must evolve and adapt by modernizing their practices, monetizing their assets, focusing on core educational strategies, and linking explicitly to the modern world. Discussing a broad range of leadership positions, including presidents, provosts, and board chairs, Leadership Matters touches on strategic planning, management and operations, stakeholder relations, campus and community, accreditation and athletic conferences, and much more. The authors offer an optimistic assessment based upon frank and stark conclusions about what colleges must do-and must not do-to remain relevant in the coming decades.

Higher Education and the Nation State - The International Dimension of Higher Education (Hardcover, Reissue): Jeroen Huisman,... Higher Education and the Nation State - The International Dimension of Higher Education (Hardcover, Reissue)
Jeroen Huisman, G. Huisman, P.A. Maassen, Guy Neave
R2,470 Discovery Miles 24 700 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Hardbound. This book contains a number of cross-national analyses of policies and policy-processes regarding higher education. Design, dynamics and outcomes of a variety of policies are studied at both the national and the institutional level. The theoretical perspectives on which the empirical studies are mainly based are founded in public administration, political science, economics, and sociology. Comparisons are made within Europe, and between Europe, the United States and Australia. Next to comparative insights in higher education policy, the book also offers up-to-date and comparable information on these higher education systems.The book is highly relevant for administrators, policy-makers, researchers and students in the field of higher education. In addition, it offers a wealth of information for everyone interested in the application of policy-analysis in general.

A Clashing of the Soul - John Hope and the Dilemma of African American Leadership and Black Higher Education in the Early... A Clashing of the Soul - John Hope and the Dilemma of African American Leadership and Black Higher Education in the Early Twentieth Century (Hardcover, New)
Leroy Davis; Foreword by John Hope Franklin
R1,067 Discovery Miles 10 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

John Hope (1868-1936), the first African American president of Morehouse College and Atlanta University, was one of the most distinguished in the pantheon of early-twentieth-century black educators. Born of a mixed-race union in Augusta, Georgia, shortly after the Civil War, Hope had a lifelong commitment to black public and private education, adequate housing and health care, job opportunities, and civil rights that never wavered. Hope became to black college education what Booker T. Washington was to black industrial education.

Leroy Davis examines the conflict inherent in Hope's attempt to balance his joint roles as college president and national leader. Along with his good friend W. E. B. Du Bois, Hope was at the forefront of the radical faction of black leaders in the early twentieth century, but he found himself taking more moderate stances in order to obtain philanthropic funds for black higher education. The story of Hope's life illuminates many complexities that vexed African American leaders in a free but segregated society.

"A Clashing of the Soul is a deeply researched, sensitive, and balanced account of the extraordinary career of an individual whose life was spent in combating the malignant consequences of racism. It is a first-class piece of historical scholarship". -- Willard B. Gatewood, author of Black Americans and the White Man's Burden, 1898-1903

Lobbying for Higher Education - How Colleges and Universities Influence Federal Policy (Hardcover, New): Constance Ewing Cook Lobbying for Higher Education - How Colleges and Universities Influence Federal Policy (Hardcover, New)
Constance Ewing Cook
R1,554 Discovery Miles 15 540 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Historically, many faculty and administrators in higher education have regarded themselves as above the fray--part of the national interest, not a special interest--and considered lobbying a dirty business unworthy of their lofty enterprise. Now that academia no longer enjoys all the respect and good will that federal policy makers once afforded it, that attitude has changed. The Republican sweep of the 1994 Congressional elections served as a wake-up call for the higher education community. In response, it made a spirited effort to gain attention for its own policy preferences.


"Lobbying for Higher Education" is about how the major higher education associations and the constituent American colleges and universities try to influence federal policy, especially congressional policy. In clear prose Cook explains how the higher education community organizes itself in Washington, how it lobbies, and how its major interest groups are perceived both by their own members and by public officials. The book focuses on the crucial development in 1995-1996 of a new lobbying paradigm, which included the greater use of campus-based resources and ad hoc coalitions. The most engrossing part of its story is higher education's creative response to the policy turmoil and disruption of the status quo that resulted from the shift in congressional party control.


The author, Constance Cook, uses sources unique to this project: over 1,500 survey responses from college and university presidents (a 62% return rate) and nearly 150 interviews with institutional and association leaders. Fortuitously, the 1994 electoral upheaval provided her with an opportunity to capture, analyze, and interpret the responses of her subjects in a period of unusually sweeping change.


"Lobbying for Higher Education" is a timely book with an interesting and important story at its core.

Beyond Small Numbers - Voices of African American PhD Chemists (Hardcover, New): Willie Pearson Jr Beyond Small Numbers - Voices of African American PhD Chemists (Hardcover, New)
Willie Pearson Jr
R2,101 Discovery Miles 21 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The book provides significant insight into the factors that affect the careers of these scientists and, importantly, gives voice to the many men and women who overcame discrimination, prejudice, and racism to build successful scientific careers.Although 70 percent of those interviewed felt that their careers had been hindered by discrimination, less than a handful expressed any regrets about choosing a career in chemistry. Remarkably, these chemists refused to allow racism to stifle their achievement.
Although a disproportionate number of the chemists had their birth origins in the South, however, most pursued their careers outside the region and branched out across the nation. Many of those individuals had profound impacts in both industrial and academic settings but this book also chronicles the hardships that many faced. This book provides the opportunity for a full range of voices, from a number of perspectives, to be heard.

Mentoring and Diversity in Higher Education (Hardcover): Henry T. Frierson Mentoring and Diversity in Higher Education (Hardcover)
Henry T. Frierson
R2,210 Discovery Miles 22 100 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This is one of the first volumes that examined the process of mentoring specifically as it is related to effects on advancing diversity on underrepresented minority individuals in higher education settings. This volume presents definitions, concepts, models, and programs that address mentoring in higher education. The contributing authors examined and presented the concept of mentoring from a number of perspectives, including mentoring models and approaches with the focus on enhancing diversity in higher education settings.

Publicly Engaged Scholars - Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education (Hardcover): Margaret A. Post, Elaine... Publicly Engaged Scholars - Next Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education (Hardcover)
Margaret A. Post, Elaine Ward, Nicholas V. Longo, John A. Saltmarsh; Foreword by Timothy K. Eatman; Afterword by …
R3,179 Discovery Miles 31 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The concern that the democratic purposes of higher education, and its foundation as a public good is being undermined, together with the realization that existing structures are unsuited to addressing today's complex societal problems, and that our institutions are failing an increasingly diverse population, are all giving rise to questioning the current model of the university. This book presents the voices of a new generation of scholars, educators, and practitioners who are committed to civic renewal and the public purposes of higher education. They question existing policies, structures, and practices, and put forward new forms of engagement that can help to shape and transform higher education to align it with societal needs. The scholars featured in this book make the case for public scholarship and argue that, in order to strengthen the democratic purposes of higher education for a viable future that is relevant to the needs of a changing society, we must recognize and support new models of teaching and research, and the need for fundamental changes in the core practices, policies, and cultures of the academy. These scholars act on their values through collaboration, inclusiveness, participation, task sharing, and reciprocity in public problem solving. Central to their approach is an authentic respect for the expertise and experience that all stakeholders contribute to education, knowledge generation, and community building. This book offers a vision of the university as a part of an ecosystem of knowledge production, addressing public problems with the purpose of advancing a more inclusive, deliberative democracy; and explores the new paradigm for teaching, learning, and knowledge creation necessary to make it a reality.

Intersectionality in Action - A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions... Intersectionality in Action - A Guide for Faculty and Campus Leaders for Creating Inclusive Classrooms and Institutions (Hardcover)
Brooke Barnett, Peter Felten; Foreword by Eboo Patel
R3,167 Discovery Miles 31 670 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Colleges and universities silo diversity and inclusion by creating specific courses to address them, or programs to welcome and support people with a range of identities, whereas in reality students, faculty and staff do not encounter diversity in the fractured ways that match the organizational structures of our institutions. We all simultaneously embody a variety of identities with different saliency in different circumstances and times. This book offers models for institutions to move intentionally toward intersections - of study abroad and multiculturalism, of race and gender and religion, and of other essential aspects of our educational programs and our students' identities - to open doors to new possibilities that better prepare our students for life in a diverse world, and that allow our institutions to become more efficient and effective as we strive to not simply do things better in our own separate spheres, but to do better things by working together across difference. Each chapter offers action-oriented analysis focusing on particular campus intersections, rather than attending to specific demographic groups. Chapter authors also build on their own local expertise of doing this work on campuses that often do not have deep pockets or rich histories of such efforts. The book is organized into three sections: People focuses on diversity broadly defined, considering questions about how we recruit and engage the students, faculty, and staff in the campus community, and how we work with governing boards and others to promote inclusive excellence. Environment focuses on inclusion, including residence life, the local community, the working and learning environment, and external factors and events such as national and international news events or town gown relationships. Learning focuses on perspective taking and learning about difference in the core curriculum, the disciplines, and the co-curriculum, as well as professional development for faculty and staff. This ground breaking book aims to help readers, no matter what position they occupy on campus, to develop the knowledge and capacities necessary to do this essential work and is premised on the understanding that identity, oppression, power and marginalization cannot be accomplished by looking solely at single identities.

The Academic System in American Society (Paperback): Alain Touraine, Clark Kerr The Academic System in American Society (Paperback)
Alain Touraine, Clark Kerr
R1,013 Discovery Miles 10 130 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Although the period of student protests of the 1960s and 1970s has long passed, Alain Touraine argues, in this wide-ranging and vigorous essay, that the period's problems remain with us. Higher degrees have become less and less valuable on the labor market and the demand for academic reform has become more intense. Community colleges still try to provide equal educational opportunities for the poor and the minorities, without much success. And the university has not yet resolved the conflict between being the home of impartial inquiry and research and serving constituent interests.

Touraine views American higher education as a system within a definite, though changing, social context. He compares U.S. student movements with those of other countries. He is skeptical about the way Americans view the relationships between the university and what he regards as the ruling forces of the society, between knowledge and power, between production and education. He offers no facile solutions, but he presents an exciting, nontraditional analysis of the social and political forces that have shaped the modern history of higher education.

In the new introduction, Clark Kerr contrasts his own views as an American observer to those of Touraine as a French intellectual. He asserts that the family, not higher education, is the most important "school" in the process of reproducing society. Kerr places more emphasis than does Touraine on the labor market, on the production functions (training of skills and advancing technology) of the vast nonelite segments of American higher education, on the long-term impacts of science in changing society, and on scholarly criticism in affecting transformations, and places less emphasis on sporadic political protests by faculty and students.

He agrees with Touraine however, in his two great themes: (1) that you cannot understand the academic system unless you first understand society; and (2) that the rise of the university must be understood to understand modern society, where "knowledge is power." This volume will be important to all those interested in higher education, whether as participants or observers.

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