Improving Access and Retention
College Counseling for Admissions Professionals is a much-needed resource to guide college admissions professionals in helping students navigate the college choice process. This research-based book prepares college admissions professionals to not only be marketers of their institution, but also...
Published November 1st 2013 by Routledge
Perspectives of Developing and Transitional Countries
Comparative research on higher education in developing and transitional countries is often focused on such issues as access, finance, student mobility and the impact of globalization, but there has been little attention to curriculum and the forces that shape it. Confronting Challenges to the...
Published March 26th 2012 by Routledge
International Comparative Perspectives
Higher education systems around the world are undergoing fundamental change and reform due to external pressures—including internationalization of higher education, increased international competition for students, less reliance on public funding, and calls to create greater access opportunities...
Published March 17th 2015 by Routledge
Dimensions of Marketization in Higher Education explores the many dimensions of marketization. It argues that while the marketizing drive appears inevitable in economic terms, it needs to be problematized as it potentially challenges the notion of education as public good, and obscures the...
To Be Published November 15th 2015 by Routledge
Democratic Practices for Campus-Community Partnerships
Engaging in Social Partnerships helps practitioners advance democratic engagement by creating spaces where institutions of higher education, community groups, and other organizations can come together. This important book prepares higher education professionals to become reflective practitioners...
Published February 23rd 2015 by Routledge
The challenge of inspiring collective commitment in universities
Addressing the question of how leadership can work most successfully in universities, Engaging Leaders strengthens the sense of shared professional knowledge and capability amongst leaders in higher education. Presenting a narrative of change which not only spells out why universities need to work...
Published April 16th 2014 by Routledge
Global Perspectives, Theories, and Practices
Governance of Higher Education explores the work of traditional and contemporary higher education scholarship worldwide, providing readers with an understanding of the assumptions, historical traditions, and paradigms that have shaped the scholarship on governance. Bringing together the vast and...
To Be Published September 18th 2015 by Routledge
Contemporary Challenges and Choices
American higher education is under unprecedented pressure, beginning with the public funding and student debt crises and extending to inadequate performance in student retention and growing global competition. Respected educator and scholar Peter N. Stearns breaks down the underlying problems,...
To Be Published October 19th 2015 by Routledge
Increased demands for colleges and universities to engage in outcomes assessment for accountability purposes have accelerated the need to bridge the gap between higher education practice and the fields of measurement, assessment, and evaluation. The Handbook on Measurement, Assessment, and...
Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge
Policy and Perspectives
Higher Education Law is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the law of higher education. Drawing from real-life cases on United States campuses, the authors equip readers with the tools and knowledge to effectively respond in an environment of increasing litigation. This textbook clearly...
Published December 13th 2010 by Routledge
Understanding, Leading, and Enacting Change
Higher education is in an unprecedented time of change and reform. To address these challenges, university leaders tend to focus on specific interventions and programs, but ignore the change processes and the contexts that would lead to success. Joining theory and practice, How Colleges Change...
Published September 3rd 2013 by Routledge
This volume offers new perspectives from Indigenous leaders in academic affairs, student affairs and central administration to improve colleges and universities in service to Indigenous students and professionals. It discusses and illustrates ways that leadership norms, values, assumptions and...
Published January 13th 2015 by Routledge
International perspectives on leading in higher education
Despite deans playing critical roles in education, little is known about the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed for the job, or the practical dilemmas they face on an almost daily basis. Each chapter of this international collection opens the role up for examination and critique, developing...
Published March 13th 2015 by Routledge
Global Contexts and Themes
Globalization, demographic shifts, increase in student enrollments, rapid technological transformation, and market-driven environments are altering the way higher education operates today. Institutional Research and Planning in Higher Education explores the impact of these changes on decision...
Published March 20th 2015 by Routledge
Written primarily for students in higher education and student affairs graduate programs, Introduction to American Higher Education is a groundbreaking textbook that combines classic scholarship pertaining to colleges and universities with the most cutting-edge perspectives in the field. The book...
Published October 11th 2010 by Routledge
Race, intimacy and leadership on divided university campuses
This book offers new theoretical ground for thinking about, and transforming, leadership and higher education worldwide. Through an examination of the construct of intimacy and ‘nearness’, including emotional, spiritual, psychic, intellectual, and physical closeness, Jonathan Jansen demonstrates...
To Be Published August 17th 2015 by Routledge
Framed by an overview of theories that guide student affairs practice, the cases in this book present a challenging array of problems that student affairs and higher education personnel face, such as racial diversity, alcohol abuse, and student activism. The revised edition has thirty new cases,...
Published March 5th 2012 by Routledge
Africa and the Kenyan Experience
In the face of increasing social demand and cutbacks in state budgetary support, universities in African countries are now turning towards a multicampus system strategy. As African governments have adopted neoliberal education policies that place premium on entrepreneurialism, profit making,...
Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge
Fundamental Elements and Issues, 2nd Edition
Negotiating the Complexities of Qualitative Research in Higher Education illuminates the complex nature of qualitative research, while attending to issues of application. This text addresses the fundamentals of research through discussion of strategies, ethical issues, and challenges in higher...
Published July 5th 2013 by Routledge
A Guide for Higher Education Faculty, Second Edition
On Being a Mentor is the definitive guide to the art and science of engaging students and faculty in effective mentoring relationships in all academic disciplines. Written with pithy clarity and rooted in the latest research on developmental relationships in higher educational settings, this...
To Be Published November 18th 2015 by Routledge
Traditional and Innovative Models of Student Affairs Practice, 2nd Edition
In the day-to-day work of higher education administration, student affairs professionals know that different institutional types—whether a small liberal arts college, a doctoral intensive institution, or a large private university—require different practical approaches. Despite this, most student...
Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge
Efficiency, focus, and accountability have become the defining standards for contemporary higher educational leaders. Situating strategic planning and budgeting within the organization and administration of higher education institutions, Organization and Administration in Higher Education provides...
Published October 29th 2012 by Routledge
The covert side of educational life
Series: Routledge Research in Education
During the last couple of decades, there has been an expansion in a number of related and overlapping fields producing evidence of covert activities: toxic cultures, destructive leadership styles, micropolitics, ethical problems in organisations and administration, abusive power and authority, and...
Published February 10th 2014 by Routledge
Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Approaches for Diverse Populations, 2nd Edition
Student Engagement in Higher Education fills a longstanding void in the higher education and student affairs literature. In the fully revised and updated edition of this important volume, the editors and chapter contributors explore how diverse populations of students experience college differently...
Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge
In today’s complex educational environment, it’s critical for educators to understand the policy landscape. Research-based and grounded in a neutral perspective, this accessible resource unpacks complex concepts and provides a comprehensive overview of Pre-K, K-12, and Higher Education policy...
To Be Published December 30th 2015 by Routledge
American, German and Global Perspectives
The American university is a genuine institutional design innovation, the first to harness the power of markets, government and scholarly love for distinction without being controlled by any of them. The major tenets of the American research university – teaching and research, doctoral education,...
To Be Published March 1st 2016 by Routledge
This new book presents both research (qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-design) and conceptual chapters about the ethical factors to be considered in teaching, administration, and professional practice in higher education settings. The book includes recent research-based ideas in the field of...
Published February 11th 2015 by Apple Academic Press
A comparative study of the unequal academy
Recent research suggests that Black and minority ethnic (BME) academics remain underrepresented, particularly at senior levels in higher education, and tend to be concentrated in new, post-1992 universities. This book provides an original comparative study of BME academics in both the UK and the...
To Be Published July 6th 2015 by Routledge
Beyond widening participation
The landscape of higher education has undergone change and transformation in recent years, partly as a result of diversification and massification. However, persistent patterns of under-representation continue to perplex policy-makers and practitioners, raising questions about current strategies,...
Published March 7th 2012 by Routledge
Improving College Success for Students from Underrepresented Groups
Despite decades of substantial investments by the federal government, state governments, colleges and universities, and private foundations, students from low-income families as well as racial and ethnic minority groups continue to have substantially lower levels of postsecondary educational...
Published June 19th 2013 by Routledge
Meanings, myths and complexity
This book challenges the current global orthodoxy that ‘educational transformation’ can be achieved through a step-by-step implementation of centralised, performance-based strategies for school improvement. Complex responsive processes theory is used in an original way to critique leadership myths...
To Be Published October 30th 2015 by Routledge
Cases, Challenges, and Opportunities from Across the Curriculum
Student and employer demand, high-level institutional commitment, and faculty interest are inspiring the integration of sustainability oriented themes into higher education curricula and research agendas. Moving toward sustainability calls for shifts in practice such as interdisciplinary...
Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge
Advancing Research and Transformative Practice
Despite the increasing numbers of Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and their importance in serving students who have historically been underserved in higher education, limited research has addressed the meaning of the growth of these institutions and its implications for higher education....
Published March 4th 2015 by Routledge
Promoting Access, Equity, and Improvement
Rapidly changing demographics demand visionary, collaborative, and culturally appropriate leadership practices on college campuses. This book offers a new vision of leadership, where diversity is transformed from challenge into opportunity. Contributing authors from a range of perspectives and...
To Be Published December 30th 2015 by Routledge
Engaging Non-Traditional Donors
Winner of the Association of Fundraising Professionals 2014 Skystone Partners Research Prize in Philanthropy and Fundraising Traditionally, institutions have relied on wealthy White men to reach their fundraising goals. But as state investment in public higher education lessens and institutions...
Published April 4th 2013 by Routledge