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The educational odyssey of a woman college president

Author: Joanne V Creighton
Publisher: Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, [2018]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Early in her tenure as president of Mount Holyoke College, Joanne V. Creighton faced crises as students staged protests and occupied academic buildings; the alumnae association threatened a revolt; and a distinguished professor became the subject of a major scandal. Yet Creighton weathered each storm, serving for nearly fifteen years in office and shepherding the college through a notable revitalization. In her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
History
Autobiographies
Catalogs
Biography
Named Person: Joanne V Creighton
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne V Creighton
ISBN: 9781625343987 1625343981
OCLC Number: 1057793988
Description: xv, 218 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: My Odyssey Begins --
Parents --
Sisters --
School --
Wayne State University and UNC-Greensboro: Becoming "the Other" --
Wesleyan University: "The Fascination of What's Difficult" --
On Being President --
Mount Holyoke College: A College of Her Own --
The Troubles: "This Is Your True Inauguration" --
Alumnae: "The College Gave Me Voice" --
In the Limelight: "It's Like Having Your Medals Stripped in Public" --
In the Groove: Orchestrating Shared Governance --
Haverford College: Play It Again --
Reflections of a Woman College President.
Responsibility: Joanne V. Creighton.

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"Early in her tenure as president of Mount Holyoke College, Joanne V. Creighton faced crises as students staged protests and occupied academic buildings; the alumnae association threatened a revolt; and a distinguished professor became the subject of a major scandal. Yet Creighton weathered each storm, serving for nearly fifteen years in office and shepherding the college through a notable revitalization. In her autobiography, The Educational Odyssey of a Woman College President, Creighton situates her tenure at Mount Holyoke within a life and career that have traversed breathtaking changes in higher education and social life. Having held multiple roles in academia spanning undergraduate, professor, and president, Creighton served at small colleges and large public universities and experienced the dramatic changes facing women across the academy. From her girlhood in Wisconsin to the presidency of a storied women's college, she bears witness to the forces that have reshaped higher education for women and continues to advocate for the liberal arts and sciences. --

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