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The Intersubjective Turn
The Intersubjective Turn (December 2017)
Theoretical Approaches to Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor
Charles Scott - Editor
Heesoon Bai - Editor
Edward W. Sarath - Editor

Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.

A first of its kind, this book maps out current academic approaches in higher education to second-person contemplative education, which addresses contemplative experience from an intersubjective perspective. Until recently, contemplative studies has emphasized a predominantly first-person standpoint, but the expansion and embrace of...(Read More)
 
 
College Bound
College Bound (November 2017)
The Pursuit of Education in Jewish American Literature, 1896-1944
Dan Shiffman - Author

Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.

Jewish American immigrants and their children have been stereotyped as exceptional educational achievers, with attendance at prestigious universities leading directly to professional success. In College Bound, Dan Shiffman uses literary accounts to show that American Jews’ relationship wi...(Read More)
 
 
Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 2
Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 2 (November 2017)
New Paradigms, Evolving Perspectives
Sharon F. Cramer - Editor

Offers valuable insights into the governance process in higher education.

Building on the resources offered in the first volume of this series, Volume 2 offers governance members, leaders, and other academics valuable insights into the governance process in higher education. In a chapter drawn from his keynote address at the March 2015 SUNY Voices conference, Steven Bahls, president of Augustana College, provides a critical stud...(Read More)
 
 
The Quest for Purpose
The Quest for Purpose (September 2017)
The Collegiate Search for a Meaningful Life
Perry L. Glanzer - Author
Jonathan P. Hill - Author
Byron R. Johnson - Author

Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose.

While the search for meaning and purpose appears to be a constant throughout human history, there are characteristics about our current time period that make this search different from any other previous time, particularly for college students. In this book, Perry L. Glanzer, Jonathan P. Hill, and Byron R. Johnson e...(Read More)
 
 
Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 1
Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 1 (April 2017)
Demands, Transitions, Transformations
Sharon F. Cramer - Editor

Offers practical advice for achieving shared governance in higher education.

For those seeking a way to change opinions of shared governance from pointless and unlikely to possible and intriguing, Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 1 will trigger meaningful conversations by offering valuable new perspectives. Experienced governance members, the contributors provide practical insights for everyon...(Read More)
 
 
Being Black, Being Male on Campus
Being Black, Being Male on Campus (February 2017)
Understanding and Confronting Black Male Collegiate Experiences
Derrick R. Brooms - Author

Explores how race and gender matter on campus and how Black males navigate college for academic and personal success.

This work marks a radical shift away from the pervasive focus on the challenges that Black male students face and the deficit rhetoric that often limits perspectives about them. Instead, Derrick R. Brooms offers reflective counter-narratives of success. Being Black, Being Male on Campus u...(Read More)
 
 
Staging Women's Lives in Academia
Staging Women's Lives in Academia (February 2017)
Gendered Life Stages in Language and Literature Workplaces
Michelle A. Massé - Editor
Nan Bauer-Maglin - Editor

Argues that institutional change must accommodate women’s professional and personal life stages.

Staging Women’s Lives in Academia demonstrates how ostensibly personal decisions are shaped by institutions and advocates for ways that workplaces, not women, must be changed. Addressing life stages ranging from graduate school through retirement, these essays represent a gamut of institutions and ...(Read More)
 
 
Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity
Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity (October 2016)
Jas M. Sullivan - Editor
William E. Cross, Jr. - Editor

Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.

Focusing on the broad range of attitudes Black people employ to make sense of their Blackness, this volume offers the latest research on racial identity. The first section explores meaning-making, or the importance of holding one type of racial-cultural identity as compared to ...(Read More)
 
 
Higher Education Reconsidered
Higher Education Reconsidered (November 2015)
Executing Change to Drive Collective Impact
Jason E. Lane - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

Focuses on the opportunities and challenges of using the science of change to improve the academic enterprise.

This is not another book about why higher education needs to change. This volume is about how to facilitate change. What could higher education achieve if varied stakeholders decided to work together to accomplish a shared vision by using data and scaling up evidence-based interventions? The contributo...(Read More)
 
 
The Best Kind of College
The Best Kind of College (September 2015)
An Insiders' Guide to America's Small Liberal Arts Colleges
Susan McWilliams - Editor
John E. Seery - Editor

Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education.

The fevered controversy over America’s educational future isn’t simply academic; those who have proposed sweeping reforms include government officials, politicians, foundation officers, think-tank researchers, journalists, media pundits, and university administra...(Read More)
 
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