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The Shaping of American Higher Education

The Shaping of American Higher Education
Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System

by Arthur M. Cohen,Carrie B. Kisker

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2009-12-09
  • Pages : 656
  • ISBN : 0470480068
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE SHAPING OF AMERICAN HIGHER EDUCATION SECOND EDITION When the first edition of The Shaping of American Higher Education was published it was lauded for its historical perspective and in-depth coverage of current events that provided an authoritative, comprehensive account of??the history of higher education in the United States. As in the first edition, this book tracks trends and important issues in eight key areas: student access, faculty professionalization, curricular expansion, institutional growth, governance, finance, research, and outcomes. Thoroughly revised and updated, the volume is filled with critical new data; recent information from specialized sources on faculty, student admissions, and management practices; and an entirely new section that explores privatization, corporatization, and accountability from the mid-1990s to the present. This second edition also includes end-of-chapter questions for guidance, reflection, and study.???? "Cohen and Kisker do the nation's colleges and universities a much needed service by authoring this volume. The highly regarded histories of American higher education have become badly dated. They ignore the last quarter century when American higher education was transformed. This volume provides comprehensive information on that era." — Art Levine, president, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and author, When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today's College Student "The second edition of The Shaping of American Higher Education is a treasure trove of information and insight. Cohen and Kisker provide us with astute and straightforward analysis and commentary on our past, present, and likely future. This book is invaluable to those seeking to go to the heart of the issues and challenges confronting higher education." — Judith S. Eaton, president, Council for Higher Education Accreditation "Arthur Cohen and his collaborator have now updated his superb history of American higher education. It remains masterful, authoritative, comprehensive, and incisive, and guarantees that this work will stand as the classic required resource for all who want to understand where higher education came from and where it is going. The new material gives a wise and nuanced perspective on the current crisis-driven transformations of the higher education industry." — John Lombardi, president, Louisiana State University System "The Shaping of American Higher Education is distinguished by its systematic approach, comprehensive coverage, and extensive treatment of the modern era, including the first years of the twenty-first century. In this second edition, Arthur Cohen??and Carrie Kisker are??especially adept at bringing historical perspective and a balanced viewpoint to controversial issues of the current era." — Roger L. Geiger, distinguished professor, The Pennsylvania State University, and author, Knowledge and Money

The American College and University

The American College and University
A History

by Frederick Rudolph

  • Publisher : University of Georgia Press
  • Release : 1962
  • Pages : 563
  • ISBN : 0820312843
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First published in 1962, Frederick Rudolph's groundbreaking study, The American College and University, remains one of the most useful and significant works on the history of higher education in America. Bridging the chasm between educational and social history, this book was one of the first to examine developments in higher education in the context of the social, economic, and political forces that were shaping the nation at large. Surveying higher education from the colonial era through the mid-twentieth century, Rudolph explores a multitude of issues from the financing of institutions and the development of curriculum to the education of women and blacks, the rise of college athletics, and the complexities of student life. In his foreword to this new edition, John Thelin assesses the impact that Rudolph's work has had on higher education studies. The new edition also includes a bibliographic essay by Thelin covering significant works in the field that have appeared since the publication of the first edition. At a time when our educational system as a whole is under intense scrutiny, Rudolph's seminal work offers an important historical perspective on the development of higher education in the United States.

Constrained Opportunity and Student Choice in American Higher Education

Constrained Opportunity and Student Choice in American Higher Education
A Book

by Eric Grodsky

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 386
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A People's History of American Higher Education

A People's History of American Higher Education
A Book

by Philo Hutcheson

  • Publisher : Core Concepts in Higher Education
  • Release : 2018-07-13
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780415894708
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This essential history of American higher education brings a fresh perspective to the field, challenging the accepted ways of thinking historically about colleges and universities. Organized thematically, this book builds from the ground up, shedding light on the full, diverse range of institutions--including small liberal arts schools, junior and community colleges, black and white women's colleges, black colleges, and state colleges--that have been instrumental in creating the higher education system we know today. A People's History of American Higher Educationfocuses on those participants who may not have been members of elite groups, yet who helped push elite institutions and the country as a whole. This pathbreaking textbook addresses key issues which have often been condemned to exceptions and footnotes--if not ignored completely--in historical considerations of U.S. higher education; particularly race, ethnicity, gender, and class. Hutcheson introduces readers to both social and intellectual history, providing invaluable perspectives and methodologies for graduate students and faculty members alike. A People's History of American Higher Education surveys the varied characteristics of the diverse populations constituting or striving for the middle class through educational attainment, providing a narrative that unites often divergent historical fields. The author engages readers in a powerful, revised understanding of what institutions and participants beyond the oft-cited elite groups have done for American higher education. es readers to both social and intellectual history, providing invaluable perspectives and methodologies for graduate students and faculty members alike. A People's History of American Higher Education surveys the varied characteristics of the diverse populations constituting or striving for the middle class through educational attainment, providing a narrative that unites often divergent historical fields. The author engages readers in a powerful, revised understanding of what institutions and participants beyond the oft-cited elite groups have done for American higher education.

Improving Quality in American Higher Education

Improving Quality in American Higher Education
Learning Outcomes and Assessments for the 21st Century

by Richard Arum,Amanda Cook,Josipa Roksa

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2016-05-31
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1119268508
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An ambitious, comprehensive reimagining of 21st century higher education Improving Quality in American Higher Education outlines the fundamental concepts and competencies society demands from today's college graduates, and provides a vision of the future for students, faculty, and administrators. Based on a national, multidisciplinary effort to define and measure learning outcomes—the Measuring College Learning project—this book identifies 'essential concepts and competencies' for six disciplines. These essential concepts and competencies represent efforts towards articulating a consensus among faculty in biology, business, communication, economics, history, and sociology—disciplines that account for nearly 40 percent of undergraduate majors in the United States. Contributions from thought leaders in higher education, including Ira Katznelson, George Kuh, and Carol Geary Schneider, offer expert perspectives and persuasive arguments for the need for greater clarity, intentionality, and quality in U.S. higher education. College faculty are our best resource for improving the quality of undergraduate education. This book offers a path forward based on faculty perspectives nationwide: Clarify program structure and aims Articulate high-quality learning goals Rigorously measure student progress Prioritize higher order competencies and disciplinarily grounded conceptual understandings A culmination of over two years of efforts by faculty and association leaders from six disciplines, this book distills the national conversation into a delineated set of fundamental ideas and practices, and advocates for the development and use of rigorous assessment tools that are valued by faculty, students, and society. Improving Quality in American Higher Education brings faculty voices to the fore of the conversation and offers an insightful look at the state of higher education, and a realistic strategy for better serving our students.

The WTO and the University

The WTO and the University
Globalization, GATS, and American Higher Education

by Roberta Malee Bassett

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2006-03-09
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1135519242
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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By and large, the debate about the merits of including higher education services within free trade policies has occurred outside of the United States, even though the U.S. Office of the Trade Representative has specifically included higher education services in its March 2003 negotiating offer to the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). This book emerged from research and conversations on the potential implications of free trade on American higher education, implications which have yet to lead to any real conversation or debate within the broad higher education community in the United States. It fills a niche in the literature on trade and higher education services by providing context and analysis of the trade issue in the American higher education context, as well as the pros and cons of free trade in higher education services from the perspectives of the U.S.-based actors.

Public Funding of Higher Education

Public Funding of Higher Education
Changing Contexts and New Rationales

by Edward P. St. John,Michael D. Parsons

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2005-09-23
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780801882593
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Much of the twentieth century saw broad political support for public funding of American higher education. Liberals supported public investment because it encouraged social equity, conservatives because it promoted economic development. Recently, however, the politics of higher education have become more contentious. Conservatives advocate deep cuts in public financing; liberals want to expand enrollment and increase diversity. Some public universities have embraced privatization, while federal aid for students increasingly emphasizes middle-class affordability over universal access. In Public Funding of Higher Education, scholars and practitioners address the complexities of this new climate and its impact on policy and political advocacy at the federal, state, and institutional levels. Rethinking traditional rationales for public financing, contributors to this volume offer alternatives for policymakers, administrators, faculty, students, and researchers struggling with this difficult practical dynamic. Contributors: M. Christopher Brown II, Pennsylvania State University; Jason L. Butler, University of Illinois; Choong-Geun Ching, Indiana University; Clifton F. Conrad, University of Wisconsin–Madison; Saran Donahoo, University of Illinois; James Farmer, JA-SIG uPortal; James C. Hearn, Vanderbilt University; Janet M. Holdsworth, University of Minnesota; Don Hossler, Indiana University; John R. Thelin, University of Kentucky; Mary Louise Trammell, University of Arizona; David J. Weerts, University of Wisconsin–Madison; William Zumeta, University of Washington

Ambitious and Anxious

Ambitious and Anxious
How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education

by Yingyi Ma

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020-01-07
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780231184588
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Yingyi Ma offers a multifaceted analysis of the wave of Chinese students across American higher-education based on research in both Chinese high schools and U.S. institutions. Ma argues that their experiences embody the duality of ambition and anxiety that arises from transformative social changes in China.

Higher Education in Transition

Higher Education in Transition
History of American Colleges and Universities

by John Brubacher

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-07-05
  • Pages : 564
  • ISBN : 1351515764
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At a time when our colleges and universities face momentous questions of new growth and direction, the republication of Higher Education in Transition is more timely than ever. Beginning with colonial times, the authors trace the development of our college and university system chronologically, in terms of men and institutions. They bring into focus such major areas of concern as curriculum, administration, academic freedom, and student life. They tell their story with a sharp eye for the human values at stake and the issues that will be with us in the future.One gets a sense not only of temporal sequence by centuries and decades but also of unity and continuity by a review of major themes and topics. Rudy's new chapters update developments in higher education during the last twenty years. Higher Education in Transition continues to have significance not only for those who work in higher education, but for everyone interested in American ideas, traditions, and social and intellectual history.

American Higher Education Transformed, 1940–2005

American Higher Education Transformed, 1940–2005
Documenting the National Discourse

by Wilson Smith,Thomas Bender

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2008-04-11
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780801895852
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Wilson Smith and Thomas Bender have assembled an essential reference for policymakers, administrators, and all those interested in the history and sociology of higher education.

The Renaissance of American Indian Higher Education

The Renaissance of American Indian Higher Education
Capturing the Dream

by Maenette K.P. A Benham,Wayne J. Stein

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2003-01-30
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 1135630925
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Native American Higher Education Initiative (NAHEI), a W.W. Kellogg Foundation project, has supported the development and growth of centers of excellence at Tribal Colleges and Universities across the United States. These are centers of new thinking about learning and teaching, modeling alternative forms of educational leadership, and constructing new systems of post-secondary learning at Tribal Colleges and Universities. This book translates the knowledge gained through the NAHEI programs into a form that can be adapted by a broad audience, including practitioners in pre-K through post-secondary education, educational administrators, educational policymakers, scholars, and philanthropic foundations, to improve the learning and life experience of native (and non-native) learners.

Higher Education for the Public Good

Higher Education for the Public Good
Emerging Voices from a National Movement

by Kezar

  • Publisher : Jossey-Bass
  • Release : 2005-04-22
  • Pages : 345
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This important book explores the various ways that higher education contributes to the realization of significant public ends and examines how leaders can promote and enhance their contribution to the social charter through new policies and best practices. It also shows how other sectors of society, government agencies, foundations, and individuals can partner with institutions of higher education to promote the public good. Higher Education for the Public Good includes contributions from leaders in the field—many of whom participated in dialogues hosted by the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good. These leaders are responsible for creating successful strategies, programs, and efforts that foster the public’s role in higher education.

A History of American Higher Education

A History of American Higher Education
A Book

by John R. Thelin

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2019-04-02
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 1421428849
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Anyone studying the history of this institution in America must read Thelin's classic text, which has distinguished itself as the most wide-ranging and engaging account of the origins and evolution of America's institutions of higher learning.

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century
Social, Political, and Economic Challenges

by Michael N. Bastedo,Philip G. Altbach,Patricia J. Gumport

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2016-03-30
  • Pages : 559
  • ISBN : 1421419904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American Higher Education in the Twenty-first century offers a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing American colleges and universities. The contributors address major changes in higher education--including the rise of organized social movements, the problem of income inequality and stratification, the growth of for-profit and distance education, online education, community colleges, and teaching and learning-- will placing American higher education and its complex social and political context. --Cover.

The Shaping of American Higher Education

The Shaping of American Higher Education
Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System

by Arthur M. Cohen

  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 2007-08-17
  • Pages : 512
  • ISBN : 0787998265
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cohen organizes the book around a unique matrix of trends, topics, and eras that enables the reader either to proceed chapter by chapter through a chronological sequence of the entire history, or to easily follow a preferred topic, such as faculty or curriculum, by reading only that specific section in each era.

In Defense of American Higher Education

In Defense of American Higher Education
A Book

by J Donald Monan Sj Professor of Higher Education and Director Philip G Altbach,Philip G. Altbach,Patricia J. Gumport,D. Bruce Johnstone,Johnstone, Donald Bruce Johnstone

  • Publisher : JHU Press
  • Release : 2001-09-05
  • Pages : 364
  • ISBN : 9780801866555
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The current era in higher education is characterized by increased need for accountability and fiscal constraint coupled with demands for increased productivity. Higher education is expected to meet the demand of changing student demographics, as well as requests for research and service from government and industry. To preserve the academy's ability to meet these demands, the editors and contributors to this volume argue that, while change is inevitable and desirable, any radical alterations to the practices that have established and upheld the excellence of higher education in the United States must be carefully considered.The editors and contributors cherish the best ideals of higher education: academic freedom, commitment to both inquiry and teaching, and preservation of an independence of mind and spirit in the face of external pressures. At the same time, the authors of these essays also reflect upon the failings of higher education, including problematic historical legacies such as racism, sexism, and anti-semitism. In Defense of American Higher Education is a careful analysis of what we have inherited, undertaken with a critical eye for constructive reform. It will be of interest to anyone concerned about the future of American higher education.

American Higher Education in Crisis?

American Higher Education in Crisis?
What Everyone Needs to Know®

by Goldie Blumenstyk

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2014-09-15
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0199374104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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American higher education is at a crossroads. Technological innovations and disruptive market forces are buffeting colleges and universities at the very time their financial structure grows increasingly fragile. Disinvestment by states has driven up tuition prices at public colleges, and student debt has reached a startling record-high of one trillion dollars. Cost-minded students and their families--and the public at large--are questioning the worth of a college education, even as study after study shows how important it is to economic and social mobility. And as elite institutions trim financial aid and change other business practices in search of more sustainable business models, racial and economic stratification in American higher education is only growing. In American Higher Education in Crisis?: What Everyone Needs to Know, Goldie Blumenstyk, who has been reporting on higher education trends for 25 years, guides readers through the forces and trends that have brought the education system to this point, and highlights some of the ways they will reshape America's colleges in the years to come. Blumenstyk hones in on debates over the value of post-secondary education, problems of affordability, and concerns about the growing economic divide. Fewer and fewer people can afford the constantly increasing tuition price of college, Blumenstyk shows, and yet college graduates in the United States now earn on average twice as much as those with only a high-school education. She also discusses faculty tenure and growing administrative bureaucracies on campuses; considers new demands for accountability such as those reflected in the U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard; and questions how the money chase in big-time college athletics, revelations about colleges falsifying rankings data, and corporate-style presidential salaries have soured public perception. Higher education is facing a serious set of challenges, but solutions have also begun to emerge. Blumenstyk highlights how institutions are responding to the rise of alternative-educational opportunities and the new academic and business models that are appearing, and considers how the Obama administration and public organizations are working to address questions of affordability, diversity, and academic integrity. She addresses some of the advances in technology colleges are employing to attract and retain students; outlines emerging competency-based programs that are reshaping conceptions of a college degree, and offers readers a look at promising innovations that could alter the higher education landscape in the near future. An extremely timely and focused look at this embattled and evolving arena, this primer emphasizes how open-ended the conversation about higher education's future remains, and illuminates how big the stakes are for students, colleges, and the nation.

The state of American higher education

The state of American higher education
what are parents, students, and taxpayers getting for their money? : hearing before the Committee on Education and the Workforce, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, first session, hearing held in Washington, DC, May 13, 2003

by United States,United States. Congress. House. Committee on Education and the Workforce

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Atlas of American Higher Education

The Atlas of American Higher Education
A Book

by James Fonseca,Alice C. Andrews

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1995-05
  • Pages : 268
  • ISBN : 9780814726334
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Here is an essential reference book which will be enthusiastically welcomed by all those interested in American higher education. This innovative approach to the presentation of educational information is a welcome change from the traditional portrayal of such data in the form of dry statistics, tables, and charts. The striking visual approach provides the reader with a clear, concise understanding of higher education in this country and furnishes a comprehensive overview of current trends. By seeing the data graphically portrayed, even a casual reader can develop a broad understanding of basic information in a relatively short period of time. From the masses of information that are regularly collected and compiled by the many agencies and associations concerned with higher education, the authors have carefully chosen the most important data and those that highlight significant and revealing patterns. Clearly showing the influence of the fifty separate and distinct systems that make up American higher education, The Atlas of American Higher Education presents dozens of maps on such topics as enrollment; students and faculty; cultural diversity; specialized institutions; two-year colleges; outcomes of higher education; student costs and student aid; and financing of higher education, as well as general background and summary chapters. It includes balanced coverage of both public and private, two- and four-year institutions. In addition to portraying educational data by state, the Atlas shows basic underlying demographic variables such as the distribution of population and ethnic groups, income, and urbanization. The Atlas of American Higher Education is an indispensable text for college and university administrators, students and faculty in master's and doctoral programs in the field of higher education, as well as anyone concerned with educational policy. Geographers, those interested in American studies, and other social scientists will find the Atlas useful in courses that deal with social, cultural, and demographic issues.

Diversity in American Higher Education

Diversity in American Higher Education
Toward a More Comprehensive Approach

by Lisa M. Stulberg

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2011
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 0415874513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diversity has been a focus of higher education policy, law, and scholarship for decades, continually expanding to include not only race, ethnicity and gender, but also socioeconomic status, sexual and political orientation, and more. However, existing collections still tend to focus on a narrow definition of diversity in education, or in relation to singular topics like access to higher education, financial aid, and affirmative action. By contrast, Diversity in American Higher Education captures in one volume the wide range of critical issues that comprise the current discourse on diversity on the college campus in its broadest sense. This edited collection explores: legal perspectives on diversity and affirmative action higher education's relationship to the deeper roots of K-12 equity and access policy, politics, and practice's effects on students, faculty, and staff. Bringing together the leading experts on diversity in higher education scholarship, Diversity in American Higher Education redefines the agenda for diversity as we know it today.