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Over Ten Million Served
Over Ten Million Served (August 2010)
Gendered Service in Language and Literature Workplaces
Michelle A. Massé - Editor
Katie J. Hogan - Editor

The first book on gender and academic service.

All tenured and tenure-track faculty know the trinity of promotion and tenure criteria: research, teaching, and service. While teaching and research are relatively well-defined areas of institutional focus and evaluation, service work is rarely tabulated or analyzed as a key aspect of higher education’s political economy. Instead, service, silent and invi...(Read More)
 
 
Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice
Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice (April 2010)
Revisioning Academic Accountability
Joe Parker - Editor
Ranu Samantrai - Editor
Mary Romero - Editor

Considers the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary fields motivated by concerns for social justice.

In the 1960s and 1970s, activists who focused on the academy as a key site for fostering social change began by querying the assumptions of the traditional disciplines and transforming their curricula, putting into place women’s and ethnic studies programs that changed both the subject and methods o...(Read More)
 
 
Intellectual Capital
Intellectual Capital (July 2009)
The Intangible Assets of Professional Development Schools
Carole G. Basile - Editor

Stories from participants in Professional Development Schools.

A Professional Development School (PDS) offers unique university-school relationships that can change the culture of learning and add value to students and the community. Initially created in the 1980s, the PDS movement is growing across the country and is now a respected teacher education model. In this book, Carole G. Basile has collected stories writ...(Read More)
 
 
College Life through the Eyes of Students
College Life through the Eyes of Students (May 2009)
Mary Grigsby - Author

Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.

The struggles and achievements of today’s college students are thrown into stark relief in this fascinating account of how such students make meaning of their lives. Author Mary Grigsby uses the voices of students themselves to discuss how they view, adjust to, and participate in the college student culture of a large mid...(Read More)
 
 
Breaking into the All-Male Club
Breaking into the All-Male Club (March 2009)
Female Professors of Educational Administration
Norma T. Mertz - Editor

2011 Critics Choice Award presented by the American Educational Studies Association (AESA)

Women professors of educational administration share their personal stories of being female firsts.

These are the inspiring and illuminating stories of women professors who first broke into the exclusive, all-male academic club of educational administration. Women of this pioneering genera...(Read More)
 
 
The First Time Effect
The First Time Effect (January 2009)
The Impact of Study Abroad on College Student Intellectual Development
Joshua S. McKeown - Author

A fresh look at study abroad programs on American college and university campuses.

Study abroad programs on American college and university campuses are booming, with a national goal of sending abroad one million students within ten years. In this timely and thought-provoking look at the benefits of studying abroad, Joshua S. McKeown moves beyond the acknowledged cultural and li...(Read More)
 
 
Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University
Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University (January 2009)
Poetry, Politics, and the Profession
Michael Rothberg - Editor
Peter K. Garrett - Editor

Scholars engage the ideas and legacy of Cary Nelson in conversations about the corporate university, teaching, poetry, and activism.

At a time when the humanities are suffering crises of funding and legitimacy, Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University provides an alternative vision: a clear-eyed, nondogmatic approach to engaged scholarship and educational activism in the interest of the public good. T...(Read More)
 
 
Grade Inflation
Grade Inflation (July 2008)
Academic Standards in Higher Education
Lester H. Hunt - Editor

An authoritative and provocative discussion of the key issues surrounding grade inflation and its possible effects on academic excellence.

This book provides a provocative look at the issues and controversies surrounding grade inflation, and, more generally, grading practices in American higher education. The contributors confront the issues from a number of different disciplines and varying points of view. Topics ...(Read More)
 
 
Thought Knows No Sex
Thought Knows No Sex (June 2008)
Women's Rights at Alfred University
Susan Rumsey Strong - Author

Grounded in student experiences at nineteenth-century Alfred University, this social history explores the origins of women’s higher education and the rural roots of reform.

“The essential powers of the spirit are neither masculine nor feminine, but human, sexless. Thought knows no sex.” — Jonathan Allen, President, Alfred University (1867–1892)

One of the na...(Read More)
 
 
When the Pot Boils
When the Pot Boils (May 2008)
The Decline and Turnaround of Drexel University
David A. Paul - Author

Tells the story of the decline and near bankruptcy of a major American university, and how its dramatic turnaround was quickly achieved.

When the Pot Boils examines the decline and near bankruptcy of Drexel University in the late 1980s and early 1990s and its subsequent dramatic turnaround. David A. Paul provides an in-depth analysis of the multiple factors that contributed to this process, including the ...(Read More)
 
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