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Foundations of American higher education

Author: James L Bess; David S Webster, Ph. D.; Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Publisher: Needham Heights, MA : Simon & Schuster Custom Publishing, [1999] ©1999
Series: ASHE reader series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Second editionView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James L Bess; David S Webster, Ph. D.; Association for the Study of Higher Education.
ISBN: 0536018537 9780536018533
OCLC Number: 40713047
Description: xiv, 726 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Introduction / James L. Bess --
Part I. The scope of higher education in American society. Ch. 1. Historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations of higher education / Associate editors, Rebeccs J. Menghini and Clifton F. Conrad . American higher education: past, present, and future / Martin Trow ; Goals: the intended outcomes of higher education / Howard R. Bowen ; Diversity on campus / Arthur Levine - Ch. 2. Higher education as a national and international system / Associate editor, William Velez. The institutional fabric of the higher education system / Roger L. Geiger ; The liberal arts college - is it really an endangered species? / Joan Gilbert ; "Upward drift" is alive and well: research/doctoral model still attractive to institutions / Stephen F. Aldersley --
Part II. The participants. Ch. 3. The college student / Associate editors, Eric L. Dey and Kenneth Feldman. College impact, student impact: a reconsideration of the role of students within American higher education / Eric L. Dey and Sylvia Hurtado ; Getting in: Mexican Americans' perceptions of university attendance and the implications for freshman year persistance / Louis C. Attinasi, Jr. ; Undergraduate socialization: a conceptual approach / John C. Weidman ; Interpreting identity politics: the educational challenge of contemporary student activism / Robert A. Rhoads ; Introduction to the transaction edition / Kenneth A. Feldman ; The impact of college on students: myths, rational myths, and some other things that may not be true / Ernest T. Pascarells and Patrick T. Terenzini - Ch. 4. The faculty / Associate editor, Jay Chronister. Faculty tasks and talents / Howard M. Bowen and Jack Schuster ; Small worlds, different worlds: the uniquenesses and troubles of American academic professions / Burton R. Clark ; The academic profession in transition: toward a new social fiction / R. Eugene Rice --
Part III. The conduct of education and research. Ch. 5. The undergraduate curriculum / Associate editor, Samuel E. Kellams. What is a curriculum and what should it be? / James L. Ratcliff ; Planning effective general education / Task Group on General Education ; Enculturation or critical engagement? / Carol Geary Schneider - Ch. 6. Student affairs in the next century / Associate editor, Marvalene Hughes. Organization, functions, and standards of practice / Arthur Sandeen ; Changing ethical frameworks for a multicutlural world / Jane Fried ; Life outside the classroom / Ernest L. Boyer ; Student involvement: the key to effective education / Alexander W. Astin - Ch. 7. Teaching and learning / Associate editor, Amaury Nora. The classroom as a negotiated social setting: an empirical study of the effects of faculty members' behavior on students' participation / Carol J. Auster and Mindy MacRone ; From teaching to learning --
a new paradigm for undergraduate education / Robert B. Barr and John Tagg ; Students, groups, and teaching methods / Wilber J. McKeachie ; The school class as a social system: some of its functions in American society / Talcott Parsons - Ch. 8. Knowledge creation and dissemination / Associate editor, John M. Braxton. Changes in academic research performance over time: a study of institutional accumulative advantage / Richard Bentley and Robert Blackburn ; Standards of scholarly work / Charles E. Glassic, Mary Taylor Huber, and Gene I. Maeroff ; Assessing faculty scholarly performance / John M. Braxton and Alan E. Bayer - Ch. 9. Community colleges and proprietary schools / Associate editor, Rosemary Gillett-Karam. The impact of proprietary schools on the viability of community colleges / Jon A. Hittman ; University of Phoenix: beat 'em or join 'em / Mark Fischetti [and others] ; Who are the students at community colleges and proprietary schools? / Xing David Cheng and Bernard H. Levin ; Certificates on center stage: occupational education for a working economy / Stella A. Perez and Carol C. Copenhaver - Ch. 10. Graduate, professional, and adult education / Associate editor, Judith Glazer Raymo. Graduate education and organized research in the United States / Patricia J. Gumport ; Professionalism as model and ideology / Eliot Freidson ; Adult learning and theory building: a review / Sharan R. Merriam --
Part IV. The management of the college or university. Ch. 11. Organizational behavior, decision making, and leadership / Associate editor, Marvin W. Peterson. Alternative models of governance in higher education / J. Victor Baldridge [and others] ; Higher education and leadership theory / Estella M. Bensimon, Anna Neumann, and Robert Birnbaum ; Understanding the competitive environment of the postsecondary knowledge industry / Marvin W. Peterson and David D. Dill - Ch. 12. Administration and management / Associate editor, David W. Breneman. The practice and profession of higher education law / Peter H. Ruger ; Fiscal fitness? The peculiar economics of intercollegiate athletics / John R. Thelin and Lawrence L. Wiseman ; The economics of cost, price, and quality in the U.S. higher education / Michael S. McPherson and Gordon C. Winston - Ch. 13. Assessment and institutional research / Associate editor, Trudy W. Banta. Using assessment to improve instruction / Trudy W. Banta ; Strengthening assessment for academic quality improvement / Peter T. Ewell ; Assessment in accreditation: has it made a difference? / James T. Rogers - Ch. 14. Federal, state and community relations / Associate editors, Harland G. Bloland and Carolyn Griswold. The higher education policy arena / Michael D. Parsons ; The changing relationships between the states and universities in the United States / Aimc C. McGuinness, Jr. ; The rewards of neighborliness / Howard Ray Rowland - Ch. 15. Policy analysis and planning / Associate editor, Carolyn Griswold. Developing new strategies for enhancing access to college in Maryland / Howard P. Rawlings and Sheila Ards ; Policy models and policy instruments in higher education: the effects of governmental policy-making on the innovative behavior of higher education institutions / Frans A. van Vught ; The costs and consequences of the transformation in Federal student-aid policy / Michael Mumper ; The growing loan orientation in Federal financial aid policy: a historical perspective / James C. Hearn.
Series Title: ASHE reader series.
Responsibility: edited by James L. Bess and David S. Webster.


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