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Always at Odds?
Always at Odds? (April 2008)
Creating Alignment between Faculty and Administrative Values
Mary C. Wright - Author

How faculty and administrators at research universities can create a shared sense of values.

In surveys, research university faculty often report that they value teaching more than their departments do. This incongruence holds implications for job satisfaction, stress, time spent on teaching, organizational continuity, and even student evaluations. Using an interactionist view of organizations, Mary C. Wright ...(Read More)

 
 
Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy
Higher Education and International Student Mobility in the Global Knowledge Economy (April 2008)
Kemal Guruz - Author

Demonstrates how the international mobility of students, scholars, programs, and institutions of higher education evolved over time, and the ways in which it is occurring in today’s global knowledge economy.

Students and scholars leaving their homes in search of education and knowledge is not a new phenomenon. Kemal Gürüz discusses how the international mobility of students, scholars, programs, and ...(Read More)
 
 
The Way Literacy Lives
The Way Literacy Lives (March 2008)
Rhetorical Dexterity and Basic Writing Instruction
Shannon Carter - Author

Challenges an autonomous model of literacy instruction in favor of one that recognizes and builds on students’ facility in navigating other rhetorical contexts.

Working from the premise that literacy is a social process rather than an autonomous practice, The Way Literacy Lives offers a curricular response to the political, material, social, and ideological constraints placed on literacy education...(Read More)
 
 
Making Writing Matter
Making Writing Matter (March 2008)
Composition in the Engaged University
Ann M. Feldman - Author

Challenging more limited approaches to service learning, this book examines writing instruction in the context of universities fully engaged in community partnerships.

In Making Writing Matter, Ann M. Feldman explores how changing scholarship at engaged metropolitan universities offers an opportunity to redesign first-year writing classes in ways that make students better writers. An engaged university commit...(Read More)
 
 
Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions
Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions (March 2008)
Marybeth Gasman - Editor
Benjamin Baez - Editor
Caroline Sotello Viernes Turner - Editor
Walter R. Allen - Foreword by

Explores the particulars of minority-serving institutions while also highlighting their interconnectedness.

Understanding Minority-Serving Institutions explores these important institutions while also highlighting their interconnectedness, with the hope of sparking collaboration among the various types. Minority-serving institutions (MSIs) enroll and graduate the majority of students of color in the United St...(Read More)
 
 
Ideas That Work in College Teaching
Ideas That Work in College Teaching (November 2007)
Robert L. Badger - Editor

Fifteen authors from thirteen different disciplines discuss their varied approaches to teaching.

As members of the faculty of the same college, the State University of New York at Potsdam, the fifteen contributors to this book have the unique experience of working from the same pool of students in order to explore how to improve teaching, enhance learning, and make the classroom more interesting. Together professo...(Read More)
 
 
The Locations of Composition
The Locations of Composition (July 2007)
Christopher J. Keller - Editor
Christian R. Weisser - Editor

Explores the concepts of space and place within composition studies.

The Locations of Composition examines how spaces, places, and locations define, problematize, and shape composition studies. From a wide variety of perspectives, including critical theory, rhetoric, cultural geography, genre theory, postcolonial studies, and media studies, the contributors explore the disciplinary boundaries and authority of...(Read More)
 
 
Defying the Odds
Defying the Odds (December 2006)
Class and the Pursuit of Higher Literacy
Donna Dunbar-Odom - Author

Examines why some working-class students pursue higher literacy while others don’t.

“For me, literacy is … like trying to open a locked door with the wrong key … I don’t always see the meaning at first and usually I have to have someone … let me in with their key. I tend to think that being in college is enough, but it still isn’t going to guarantee higher literacy for me...(Read More)
 
 
Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education
Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education (September 2006)
Leveraging Promise
Patricia Gándara - Editor
Gary Orfield - Editor
Catherine L. Horn - Editor

Reports on the challenges facing California and the nation in providing access to higher education during a time of demographic change.


The dream of public higher education in America is to provide opportunity for many and to offer transformative help to American communities and the economy. Expanding Opportunity in Higher Education explores the massive challenges facing California and the n...(Read More)
 
 
Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity
Humanities, Culture, and Interdisciplinarity (October 2005)
The Changing American Academy
Julie Thompson Klein - Author

Investigates the changing relationship of humanities, culture, and interdisciplinarity and its impact on humanities disciplines, American culture studies, and undergraduate education.

The study of culture in the American academy is not confined to a single field, but is a broad-based set of interests located within and across disciplines. This book investigates the relationship among three major ideas in the American acad...(Read More)

 
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