Structuring Mass Higher Education

The Role of Elite Institutions

Author: David Palfreyman,Ted Tapper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134092997

Category: Education

Page: 368

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Undoubtedly the most important development in higher education in recent years has been the seemingly inexorable expansion of national systems. In a comparatively short time period many countries have moved from an elite to a mass model. Furthermore, expansion has invariably changed the whole experience of higher education for all the interested parties from, presidents, rectors and vice-chancellors to first-term undergraduates. Structuring Mass Higher Education examines the impact of this change upon the existing national structures of higher education. It also defines and highlights what makes an ‘elite’ university – something which institutions must strive for in order to gain their position as global players. With case studies and contributions from a wide range of international authors, the book explores questions such as: Do higher education institutions retain a national significance, even though the vestiges of an international reputation have long faded? Has expansion undermined the quality of higher education because governments sought to expand "on the cheap"? Is the elite institutional response to mass higher education perceived as a threat to be responded to with purposeful action that sustains their elite status? Does the emergence of the international league tables pose a challenge to those responsible for governing elite institutions? These are critical issues with which both policy-makers and institutional leaders will have to grapple over the next ten years, making Structuring Mass Higher Education a timely, relevant, and much needed text. It will appeal to policy makers and practitioners within higher education as well as student and scholars worldwide.

The Collegial Tradition in the Age of Mass Higher Education

Author: Ted Tapper,David Palfreyman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048191543

Category: Education

Page: 187

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Much of our writing re?ects a long-term commitment to the analysis of the col- gial tradition in higher education. This commitment is re?ected most strongly in Oxford and the Decline of the Collegiate Tradition (2000), which we are pleased to say will re-appear as a considerably revised second edition (Oxford, The Collegiate University: Con?ict, Consensus and Continuity) to be published by Springer in the near future. To some extent this volume, The Collegial Tradition in the Age of Mass Higher Education, is a reaction to the charge that our work has been too narrowly focussed upon the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge (Oxbridge). Not surpr- ingly, you would expect us to reject that critique, while responding constructively to it. The focus may be narrow, and although the relative presence and, more arguably, the in?uence of Oxford and Cambridge may have declined in English higher e- cation, they remain important national universities. Moreover, as the plethora of so-called world-class higher education league tables would have us believe, they also have a powerful international status. This, however, is essentially a defensive response dependent upon the alleged reputations of the two universities. This book is intent on making a more substantial argument. To examine the c- legial tradition in higher education means much more than presenting a nostalgic look at the past.

Knowledge Production in European Universities

States, Markets, and Academic Entrepreneurialism

Author: Kwiek Marek

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631624034

Category: Education

Page: 486

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The book studies transformations of European universities in the context of globalization and Europeanization, the questioning of the foundations of the «Golden Age» of the Keynesian welfare state, public sector reforms, demographic changes, the massification and diversification of higher education, and the emergence of knowledge economies. Such phenomena as academic entrepreneurialism and diversified channels of knowledge exchange in European universities are linked to transformations of the state and changes in public sector services. The first, contextual part of the book studies the changing state/university relationships, and the second, empirically-informed part draws from several recent large-scale comparative European research projects.

The Law of Higher Education

Author: Dennis Farrington,David Palfreyman

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191634646

Category: Law

Page: 814

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Written by two leading practitioners, this comprehesive and practical guide to the law of higher education in the UK provides extensive analysis of the complex legal framework in which universities work and the remedies which may be sought in the event of disputes. The Law of Higher Education has been fully updated to take account of the many legislative changes which have come into force since the publication of the first edition in 2006. The impact of new charity law; changes in governance structures; developments in the law of employment; academic freedom issues; and the increasing presence of academies and other private Higher Education Institutions are all dealt with in detail, with reference to and analysis of the relevent case law throughout. Although focussing on UK laws, the new edition includes expanded material on the international context, which has become particularly important as institutions are increasingly involved in international exchanges and collaborations, as well as being subject to the increasing globalisation of higher education. The text is linked to the updating service on the Oxford Centre for Higher Education Policy Studies website, ensuring that readers are kept up-to-date with developments, even after publication.

Paths to a World-Class University

Author: Qi Wang,Ying Cheng

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9460913555

Category: Education

Page: 328

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Within higher education, world-class universities are regarded as elite research universities and play a critical role in developing human resources and generating new knowledge in the context of a knowledge-based economy. Governments around the world have made the operation of their universities at the cutting edge of intellectual and scientific development their policy priority; and top universities make every effort to compete at this global stage. “Paths to A World-Class University” provides insights into recent and ongoing experiences of building world-class universities, both at a national level and at an institutional level. It collects fifteen essays, most of which originated from papers presented at “The Third International Conference on World-Class Universities”, held in November 2009 in Shanghai, China, and organised by the Center for World-Class Universities of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Divided into two parts, the book: - focuses on the role of world-class universities in national systems; and - looks at institutional experiences and lessons in building world-class universities. This book not only represents a contribution to the ongoing discussion on the topic of building world-class universities, but can be seen a continuation of the previous two volumes on this topic - “World-Class Universities and Ranking: Aiming beyond Status” and “The World-Class University as Part of a New Higher Education Paradigm: From Institutional Qualities to Systemic Excellence”. All three books will be useful reading for students and academics in higher education generally, in addition to policy makers and informed practitioners.

The Evaluative State, Institutional Autonomy and Re-engineering Higher Education in Western Europe

The Prince and His Pleasure

Author: G. Neave

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230370225

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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This pioneering book examines how policies to raise efficiency and performance in Europe's universities have profoundly altered ties between government, society and higher education, outlining how Evaluation Agencies have urged Europe's universities to meet the challenge of modernization.

Between Fear and Hope

Globalization and Race in the United States

Author: Andrew L. Barlow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742516199

Category: Social Science

Page: 213

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This book provides a structural analysis of race, and a methodology for connecting global to national and local racial processes. Visit our website for sample chapters!

Re/Structuring Science Education

ReUniting Sociological and Psychological Perspectives

Author: Wolff-Michael Roth

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048139965

Category: Education

Page: 381

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Since its beginnings, science education has been under the influence of psychological theories of knowing and learning, while in more recent years, social constructivist and sociological frameworks have also begun to emerge. With little work being done on showing how the perspectives of these separate approaches might be integrated, this work aims to plug the gap. The book helps lay the groundwork for reuniting sociological and psychological perspectives on the knowing, learning, and teaching of science. Featuring a range of integrative efforts beginning with simple conversation, the chapters here include not only articles but also commentaries that engage with other papers, as well as a useful running narrative that, from the introduction to the epilogue, contextualizes the book and its sections. Specific attention is given to cultural-historical activity theory, which already offers an integration of psychological and cultural-historical (sociological) perspectives on collectively motivated human activities. A number of chapters, as well as the contextualizing narrative, explicitly use this theory as a framework for rethinking science education to achieve the reunification that is the goal of this work. All the contributors to this volume have produced texts that contribute to the effort of overcoming the extant divide between sociological and psychological approaches to science education research and practice. From very different positions—gender, culture, race—they provide valuable insights to reuniting approaches in both theory and method in the field. As an ensemble, the contributions constitute a rich menu of ideas from which new forms of science education can emerge.

Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education: The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions

New Directions for Higher Education, Number 147

Author: Lorilee R, Sandmann,Courtney H. Thornton,Audrey J. Jaeger

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118216784

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Leading scholars of engagement analyze data from the first wave ofcommunity-engaged institutions as classified by the CarnegieFoundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The analysescollectively serve as a statement about the current status ofhigher education community engagement in the United States.Eschewing the usual arguments about why community engagement isimportant, this volume presents the first large-scale stocktakingabout the nature and extent of the institutionalization ofengagement in higher education. Aligned with the Carnegie CommunityEngagement Classification framework, the dimensions of leading,student learning, partnering, assessing, funding, and rewarding arediscussed. This volume recognizes the progress made by this first wave ofcommunity-engaged institutions of higher education, acknowledgesbest practices of these exemplary institutions, and offersrecommendations to leaders as a pathway forward. This is the 147th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report series New Directions for HigherEducation. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans,and other higher-education decision-makers on all kinds ofcampuses, New Directions for Higher Educationprovides timely information and authoritative advice about majorissues and administrative problems confronting everyinstitution.

The Future University

Ideas and Possibilities

Author: Ronald Barnett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415881927

Category: Education

Page: 233

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Winner of the Comparative and International Education Society Higher Education Special Interest Group Best Book Award for 2014! As universities increasingly engage with the world beyond the classroom and the campus, those who work within higher education are left to examine how the university's mission has changed. Official reviews and debates often forget to inquire into the purposes and responsibilities of universities, and how they are changing. Where these matters are addressed, they are rarely pursued in depth, and rarely go beyond current circumstances. Those who care about the university's role in society are left looking for a renewed sense of purpose regarding its goals and aspirations. The Future University explores new avenues opening up to universities and tackles fundamental issues facing their development. Contributors with interdisciplinary and international perspectives imagine ways to frame the university's future. They consider the history of the university, its current status as an active player in local governments, cultures, and markets, and where these trajectories may lead. What does it mean to be a university in the twenty-first century? What could the university become? What limitations do they face, and what opportunities might lie ahead? This volume in the International Studies in Higher Education series offers bold and imaginative possibilities.

Capability and Quality in Higher Education

Author: John Stephenson,Mantz Yorke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113536897X

Category: Education

Page: 224

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The new focus in learning is on developing the individual's capability. This work looks at this in the context of improving skills, lifelong learning and welfare-to-work. It debates the issues within the setting of institutional strategies, work-based learning, skills development and assessment.

The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems

Author: Michael A. Witt,Gordon Redding

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191626554

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 752

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Much of the existing literature within the "varieties of capitalism " (VOC) and "comparative business systems " fields of research is heavily focused on Europe, Japan, and the Anglo-Saxon nations. As a result, the field has yet to produce a detailed empirical picture of the institutional structures of most Asian nations and to explore to what extent existing theory applies to the Asian context. The Oxford Handbook of Asian Business Systems aims to address this imbalance by exploring the shape and consequences of institutional variations across the political economies of different societies within Asia. Drawing on the deep knowledge of 32 leading experts, this book presents an empirical, comparative institutional analysis of 13 major Asian business systems between India and Japan. To aid comparison, each country chapter follows the same consistent outline. Complementing the country chapters are eleven contributions examining major themes across the region in comparative perspective and linking the empirical picture to existing theory on these themes. A further three chapters provide perspectives on the influence of history and institutional change. The concluding chapters spell out the implications of all these chapters for scholars in the field and for business practitioners in Asia. The Handbook is a major reference work for scholars researching the causes of success and failure in international business in Asia.

Engaging Higher Education

Purpose, Platforms, and Programs for Community Engagement

Author: Marshall Welch

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1620363860

Category: Education

Page: 312

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For directors of campus centers that have received the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement, this book offers research and models to further advance their work. For directors starting out, or preparing for application for the Carnegie Classification, it provides guidance on setting up and structuring centers as well as practical insights into the process of application and the criteria they will need to meet. Building on the findings of the research undertaken by the author and John Saltmarsh on the infrastructure of campus centers for engagement that have received the Carnegie Classification for Community, this book responds to the expressed needs of the participating center directors for models and practices they could share and use with faculty, and mid-level and upper-level administrators to more fully embed engagement into institutional culture and practice. This book is organized around the purpose (the “why”), platforms (the “how”), and programs (the “what”) that drive and frame community engagement in higher education, offering practitioners valuable information on trends of current practice based on Carnegie Classification criteria. It will also serve the needs of graduate students aspiring to become the future professoriate as engaged scholars, or considering preparation for new administrative positions being created at centers. Co-published with Campus Compact

Handbook for Pandemic and Mass-casualty Planning and Response

Author: Elin A. Gursky,Borsi Hrečkovski

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 1614991340

Category: Political Science

Page: 243

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"Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute on Applying Lessons Learned and Sharing Best Practices in Addressing Pandemics and Catastrophic Health Eventa, Slavonski Brod, Croatia, 27 November - 8 December 2011"--T.p. verso.

Reinventing the University

Managing and Financing Institutions of Higher Education 1998

Author: Coopers & Lybrand LLP

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471195962

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

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Real-world solutions to the strategic problems confronting institutions of higher learning in the Digital Age. Powerful market forces are rapidly expanding the landscape of higher education. At issue is the traditional resident institution learning to accommodate a growing trend towards online and video education. In this age of rampant technological advancement, new standards for learning products and experiences will be developed and only the expeditionary institutions will be able to compete. In this stand-alone supplement to PricewaterhouseCoopers' Reinventing the University, a high-profile group of administrators, educators, and business people explore the competitive challenges facing today's colleges and universities and outline proven strategies for meeting those challenges head-on. Never losing sight of the unique fiscal and regulatory demands associated with managing an institution of higher education, these experts explore an array of strategic issues of vital concern to administrators, including: Applying lessons learned from the healthcare revolution to higher education Transformational strategy: structuring your organization to take full advantage of new technologies and emerging market opportunities Expeditionary strategies for testing hypotheses and developing core competencies Forming partnerships and alliances with other schools and corporations Personalized marketing and other mass customization techniques for cultivating a loyal customer base. Reinventing the University is a valuable source of insights and ideas for college administrators and board members, as well as management and financial consultants who work with institutions of higher learning.

Ending Campus Violence

New Approaches to Prevention

Author: Brian Van Brunt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136514937

Category: Psychology

Page: 392

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With the growth of threats and violence in higher education settings, college campuses are increasingly expected to have systems in place to identify potentially aggressive individuals and intervene to ensure the safety of the campus population. This book will be useful for student affairs professionals as well as college counselors, psychologists, social workers interested in the practical management of aggression and violence on a college campus. It will also be a valuable resource for those involved in creating and running behavioral intervention teams and threat/risk assessment teams. Ten case studies from both the community and residential college settings provide a comprehensive overview of campus violence and how to intervene to prevent it. Pertinent background information is discussed as an introduction to these narratives, such as the fundamentals of aggression and violence on campuses; how these behaviors can impact students, faculty, and staff; and what can be learned from past campus violence. Along with discussion questions and a review of ways to approach each situation, experts in higher education, forensic risk assessment, law enforcement, and legal issues weigh in on each case study. Their perspectives offer a context and broad base of opinions and ideas on how each case could be handled. Additional examples for further training of the college counselor are given through a detailed look at almost 100 incidents of violence, including thwarted attacks, rampage shootings, and hostage situations.

Das Bild der Stadt

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602166

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

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Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Topics in Experimental Dynamics Substructuring and Wind Turbine Dynamics, Volume 2

Proceedings of the 30th IMAC, A Conference on Structural Dynamics, 2012

Author: R. Mayes,D. Rixen,D.T. Griffith,D. De Klerk,S. Chauhan,S.N. Voormeeren,M.S. Allen

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461424216

Category: Science

Page: 358

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Topics in Experimental Dynamics Substructuring and Wind Turbine Dynamics, Volume 2, Proceedings of the 30th IMAC, A Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics, 2012, the second volume of six from the Conference, brings together 31 contributions to this important area of research and engineering. The collection presents early findings and case studies on fundamental and applied aspects of Structural Dynamics.

Struktur Und Interpretation Von Computerprogrammen/ Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

Eine Informatik-einfhrung/ a Computer Science Introduction

Author: Harold Abelson,Julie Sussman,Gerald Jay Sussman

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540423423

Category: Computers

Page: 682

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Die Übersetzung der bewährten Einführung in die Informatik, entstanden am Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), wird seit Jahren erfolgreich in der Lehre eingesetzt. Schritt für Schritt werden Konstruktion und Abstraktion von Daten und Prozeduren dargestellt. Von der Modularisierung bis zum Problemlösen mit Registermaschinen werden verschiedene Programmierparadigmen entwickelt und die effektive Handhabung von Komplexität gezeigt. Als Programmiersprache wird SCHEME verwendet, ein Dialekt von LISP. Alle Programme laufen in jeder dem IEEE-Standard entsprechenden SCHEME-Implementierung.

Intellectual Manhood

University, Self, and Society in the Antebellum South

Author: Timothy J. Williams

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469618400

Category: Social Science

Page: 302

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In this in-depth and detailed history, Timothy J. Williams reveals that antebellum southern higher education did more than train future secessionists and proslavery ideologues. It also fostered a growing world of intellectualism flexible enough to marry the era's middle-class value system to the honor-bound worldview of the southern gentry. By focusing on the students' perspective and drawing from a rich trove of their letters, diaries, essays, speeches, and memoirs, Williams narrates the under examined story of education and manhood at the University of North Carolina, the nation's first public university. Every aspect of student life is considered, from the formal classroom and the vibrant curriculum of private literary societies to students' personal relationships with each other, their families, young women, and college slaves. In each of these areas, Williams sheds new light on the cultural and intellectual history of young southern men, and in the process dispels commonly held misunderstandings of southern history. Williams's fresh perspective reveals that students of this era produced a distinctly southern form of intellectual masculinity and maturity that laid the foundation for the formulation of the post–Civil War South.