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Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers
Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers (November 2012)
Measuring Higher Education's Role in Economic Development
Jason E. Lane - Editor
D. Bruce Johnstone - Editor
Nancy L. Zimpher - Foreword by

A comprehensive examination of the relationship between higher education, state government, and economic development.

Local, state, and national economies are facing unprecedented levels of international competition. The current fiscal crisis has hampered the ability of many governments in the developed world to directly facilitate economic growth. At the same time, many governments in the developing world are ...(Read More)
 
 
Precipice or Crossroads?
Precipice or Crossroads? (June 2012)
Where America's Great Public Universities Stand and Where They Are Going Midway through Their Second Century
Daniel Mark Fogel - Editor
Elizabeth Malson-Huddle - Editor

Comprehensive treatment of the challenges faced by America’s public research universities, and of what those challenges may mean for the nation.

President Lincoln signed the Morrill Land-grant Act in 1862, launching a nationwide project in public higher education that would build democracy, prosperity, and competitiveness to levels undreamed of 150 years ago. As student costs skyrocket, driven by steep dr...(Read More)
 
 
Integral Education
Integral Education (August 2010)
New Directions for Higher Learning
Sean Esbjörn-Hargens - Editor
Jonathan Reams - Editor
Olen Gunnlaugson - Editor

Leading researchers and practitioners explore the frontiers of education from an Integral perspective.

The educational challenges faced today are driving us toward a new step in the evolution of educational theory and practice. Educators are called to go beyond simply presenting alternatives, to integrating the best of mainstream and alternative approaches and taking them to the next level. Integral Educat...(Read More)
 
 
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)
 
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