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Institutional transformation to engage a diverse student body

Author: Liz Thomas; Malcolm Tight
Publisher: Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2011.
Series: International perspectives on higher education research, v. 6.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
It is now widely accepted that institutional change is necessary to engage a diverse student body, both to encourage them to enter higher education (HE), and to enable them to be successful in HE. This book is premised on the need for institutional transformation: changing institutional structures, processes and governance; developing an inclusive culture and altering processes of knowledge creation (research) and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liz Thomas; Malcolm Tight
ISBN: 9780857249036 0857249037
OCLC Number: 694827496
Description: xv, 358 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: ch. 1. Institutional transformation to engage a diverse student body / Liz Thomas --
ch. 1.1. Institutional transformation to engage a diverse student body at the Open University / Margaret Hart and Tony O'Shea-Poon --
ch. 1.2. 'Resistance from the periphery?' : a case study of attempts to widen access to adult learners at a South African university / Salma Ismail and Linda Cooper --
ch. 2. Engaging students to improve retention and success / Liz Thomas --
ch. 2.1. From classroom resistance to school reform / Derek Bland --
ch. 2.2. Project 2013 : a model for increasing first-year at-risk student retention rates / Rashidah N. Andrews and Jayne K. Drake --
ch. 3. Institutional transformation to mainstream diversity / Liz Thomas --
ch. 3.1. Mainstreaming widening participation : institutional transformation from small beginnings / Amanda Ingleby --
ch. 3.2. Achieving a 'fair go' at La Trobe University / Kerry Ferguson --
ch. 4. Mainstreaming widening access to engage students in higher education / Sue Hatt and James Tate --
ch. 4.1. The access tradition : widening participation and the University of Bedfordshire / Steve Kendall --
ch. 4.2. Access, aspiration and attainment : foundation studies at the University of South Australia / Christopher M. Klinger and Neil L. Murray --
ch. 4.3. Transferring from senior to higher vocational education in the Netherlands / Sabine Severiens, Rick Wolff and Wâtte Zijlstra --
ch. 5. Working together on widening access, admissions and transition into higher education / Janet Graham and Dan Shaffer --
ch. 5.1. Getting the higher education x-factor / Michelle Gammo-Felton --
ch. 5.2. Balancing mission and market in Chicago : an enrol[sic]ment management perspective / Brian Spittle --
ch. 5.3. Acknowledgment of prior experiential learning to widen participation at the Université libre de Bruxelles : the challenge of the institutional message / Renaud Maes, Cécile Sztalberg and Michel Sylin --
ch. 6. Transforming the learning experience to engage students / Kerri-Lee D. Krause --
ch. 6.1. Transforming the first year experience through learning communities / Scott E. Evenbeck and Frank E. Ross --
ch. 6.2. Inclusion and the student voice : lessons from the Trinity Inclusive Curriculum strategy / Michelle Garvey --
ch. 6.3. Mainstreaming blended learning to enhance the access, learning and retention of students from equity groups / Violeta Vidaček-Hainš, Blaženka Divjak and Renata Horvatek --
ch. 6.4. Defining identity, engaging teachers and engaging students : 'education strengths' in a foreign branch campus / Glenda Crosling --
ch. 7. Engaging students to enhance progression beyond the first degree / Liz Thomas --
ch. 7.1. Transforming learning : engaging students with the business community / Sandra Hill --
ch. 8. Enabling institutional transformation to engage a diverse student body : necessary conditions and facilitating factors / Liz Thomas --
ch. 8.1. Establishing a 'golden thread' : the path to ensuring institutional transformation / Jacqueline Stevenson --
ch. 8.2. Reversing frames : institutional development at Oslo University College / Marit Greek --
ch. 8.3. Developing an organisational culture where social justice and collaboration runs alongside widening participation / Vicky Duckworth --
ch. 8.4. Widening participation Bristol-fashion : embedding policy and practice at the Universities of Bristol and the West of England / Tony Hoare, Betsy Bowerman, Chris Croudace and Richard Waller.
Series Title: International perspectives on higher education research, v. 6.
Responsibility: edited by Liz Thomas, Malcolm Tight.


Helps readers engage with a number of core higher education (HE) issues that have dominated UK and International policy. This title helps them in developing the concept of institutional  Read more...


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