The Obama Administration and Educational Reform

Author: Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 1783507101

Category: Education

Page: 450

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The Obama Administration and Educational Reform seeks to situate, problematize, and bring to light the goals, accomplishments, experienced blockades, and disappointments of the Obama administration's educational policies.

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Author: John C. Smart

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402069598

Category: Education

Page: 410

View: 3229


The Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic.

Understanding and Facilitating Organizational Change in the 21st Century: Recent Research and Conceptualizations

ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report, Volume 28, Number 4

Author: Adrianna Kezar

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118229525

Category: Education

Page: 120

View: 781


There is a widespread discontent with the quality of education and levels of college student achievement, particularly for undergraduates preparing for the professions. This report examines the educational challenges in preparing professionals, reviews the specific types of curriculum innovations that faculty and administrators have created or significantly revised to strengthen college graduates' abilities, and focuses on the societal changes and expectations produced by the acceleration in technology.

Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Author: Michael B. Paulsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319128353

Category: Education

Page: 603

View: 8154


Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.

African American Females

Addressing Challenges and Nurturing the Future

Author: Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher,Vernon C. Polite

Publisher: MSU Press

ISBN: 1628951699

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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African American Females: Addressing Challenges and Nurturing the Future illustrates that across education, health, and other areas of social life, opportunities are stratified along gender as well as race lines. The unequal distribution of wealth, power, and privilege between men and women intersects with race and class to create multiple levels of disadvantage. This book is one result of a unique forum intended to bring into focus the K–12 and postsecondary schooling issues and challenges affecting African American girls and women. Focusing on the historical antecedents of African American female participation and the contemporary context of access and opportunity for black girls and women, the contributors to this collection pay particular attention to the interaction of gender with race/ethnicity, class, age, and health, with the central aim of encouraging thoughtful reading, critical thinking, and informed conversations about the necessity of exploring the lives of African American females. Additionally, the book frames important implications for recommended changes in policy and practice regarding a number of critical matters presently affecting African American females in schools and communities across the state of Michigan and nationwide.

Organization and Governance in Higher Education

Author: M. Christopher Brown

Publisher: Pearson Learning Solutions

ISBN: 9780536607492

Category: Education

Page: 608

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Organization and Governance in Higher Education is one of the primary teaching and research references in the study and practice of post secondary education. Research in higher education has provided new insights and recommendations for the management of postsecondary institutions. In addition to maintaining the strength and integrity of prior readers by continuing the coverage of classical theories and traditional models, the Fifth Edition provides updated reading to broaden the scope of the reader. New selections include current perspective on campus governance and institutional change. Because of the complex nature of the postsecondary institution, this reader creates eight subject area lenses. Each lens allows the reader to engage the specific paradigms and phenomena related to that aspect of higher education. The areas are arranged in the following order: classic organization theory, traditional administrative and governance models, campus climate and culture, leadership analysis, management principles, institutional change and assessment, perspectives on race and gender, and critical approaches to organizational governance. Features include: New sections on organization change, diversity, and postmodern critique Blends traditional "core" readings with numerous contemporary readings. Readings aid in understanding the multiple nuances of how colleges are organized, governed and administered Readings aid in understanding the multiple nuances of how colleges are organized, governed and administered Serves as a single-volume resource on higher education governance for both students and practitioners

Working With Students in Community Colleges

Contemporary Strategies for Bridging Theory, Research, and Practice

Author: Lisa S. Kelsay,Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579229182

Category: Education

Page: 208

View: 6956


This timely volume addresses the urgent need for new strategies and better ways to serve community colleges’ present and future students at a time of rapid diversification, not just racially and ethnically, but including such groups as the undocumented, international students, older adult learners and veterans, all of whom come with varied levels of academic and technical skills The contributing researchers, higher education faculty, college presidents, and community college administrators provide thorough understanding of student groups who have received scant attention in the higher education literature. They address the often unconscious barriers to access our institutions have erected and describe emerging strategies, frameworks, and pilot projects that can ease students’ transition into college and through the maze of the college experience to completion. They offer advice on organizational culture, on defining institutional outcomes, on aligning shifting demographics with the multiple missions of the community college, on strengthening the collaboration of student and academic affairs to leverage their respective roles and resources, and on engaging with the opportunities afforded by technology. Divided into three parts – understanding today’s community college campuses; supporting today’s community college learners; and specialized populations and communities – this book offers a vision and solutions that should inform the work of faculty, administrators, presidents, and board members.

Governance in the Twenty-First-Century University: Approaches to Effective Leadership and Strategic Management

ASHE-ERIC Higher Education Report

Author: Dennis John Gayle,Bhoendradatt Tewarie,A. Quinton White, Jr.

Publisher: Jossey-Bass


Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 820


Explores approaches to effective leadership and strategic management in the twenty-first century university that recognize and respond to the perceptions and attitudes of university leaders toward institutional structures. It examines the differences between treating universities as businesses and managing universities in a businesslike manner, what kinds of leadership will best address challenges, and how to gain consensus among constituents that change is needed. From historical background to modern e-learning techniques, we look at governance to find systems that are effectively structured to balance the needs of students, educators, administrators, trustees, and legislators.

The Case for Affirmative Action on Campus

Concepts of Equity, Considerations for Practice

Author: Eboni M. Zamani-Gallaher

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1579221033

Category: Education

Page: 329

View: 3651


Why is affirmative action under attack? What were the policys original purposes, and have they been achieved? What are the arguments being arrayed against it? Andfor all stakeholders concerned about equity and diversity on campus whats the way forward, politically, legally and practically? This book engages all these issues.

Creating a Tipping Point: Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education

ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 38, Number 1

Author: Alvin Evans,Edna Chun

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118437454

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 8935


In a turbulent, unstable era of severe financial pressures, thedevelopment of strategic human resource (HR) practices has becomean urgent mandate in higher education. With significant andwidespread institutional shifts resulting from globalization,heightened competition, and rapid innovation, educational leadersmust optimize their most significant resource—humancapital—and align HR strategies, structures, and processeswith organizational goals. Due to substantial cuts in stateappropriations and rapidly diminishing budgets, public institutionsof higher education in particular are struggling to realignresources and programs to fulfill their educational missions andmaintain academic quality, while simultaneously responding tocomplex external legislative and accreditation mandates. In light of these challenges, Creating a Tipping Point:Strategic Human Resources in Higher Education breaks new groundby presenting a research-based approach that supports the evolutionof HR practices from siloed, transactional models to strategicoperations that serve the entire university. This monographprovides a concrete, progressive road map to developingorganizational capabilities in support of the university's academicmission and illustrates this pathway with examples drawn frompublic research universities. It offers strategies, tools, metrics,and action steps that support the development of an effective andefficient strategic HR operation in higher education. Forinstitutions seeking to implement strategic HR, this book is apractical and invaluable resource.

The Politics of Faculty Unionization

The Experience of Three New England Universities

Author: Gordon B. Arnold

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 148

View: 2964


Examines the process of unionization among university faculties, presenting cases of faculty unionization at three southern New England universities. Attention is directed to internal situations and processes and to external pressures that impinged on the rise and development of faculty unionism. Ov

Perceptions of organizational climate among non-instructional support staff

Author: Laurel R. Park,University of Michigan

Publisher: N.A



Page: 201

View: 6589


Bivariate analyses revealed significant differences in perceptions of climate based upon age, gender, minority status, job classification, and sub-unit of employment. Multivariate regression analyses revealed that each of job classification, age, gender, sub-unit of employment, minority status, and years of employment significantly influenced at least one climate variable, with job classification affecting the greatest number of variables. However, the specific climate variables affected differed between the groups. Results indicate that personal characteristics, work environment, and work characteristics do affect perceptions of some aspects of organizational climate within this research setting. However, the magnitude of the impact is dependent upon the aspect of climate in question.

Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Higher Education

Author: Shaun R. Harper,Ryan J. Davis,Sylvia Hurtado

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780558848576

Category: Education

Page: 951

View: 4203


Fifty-Four readings in this 3rd edition collectively show how race has influenced and continues to affect all aspects of American higher education. This volume offers a comprehensive selection of seminal and contemporary publications that are situated across various postsecondary contexts. It is organized around six focal areas of study in the field of higher education: (1) History; (2) Students; (3) Faculty; (4) Curriculum, Teaching and Learning; (5) Organizations, Leadership and Governance; and (6) Policy, Finance and Economics. Also included is a seventh section devoted entirely to critical race perspectives on higher education.