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Making sense of the college curriculum : faculty stories of change, conflict, and accommodation

Author: Robert Zemsky; Gregory R Wegner; Ann Duffield
Publisher: New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Over 185 faculty members from eleven colleges and universities share personal, humorous, powerful, and poignant stories about their experiences in higher education. Collectively, these accounts help to answer the question of why developing a structured and coherent undergraduate education is such a vexing challenge for colleges and universities.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Zemsky; Gregory R Wegner; Ann Duffield
ISBN: 9780813595061 0813595061
OCLC Number: 1035633033
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface: An Exercise in Sensemaking; Part One: Defining the Task; Introduction: It's a Riddle after All; Faculty Voice: Hard Conversations; Part Two: Passions; Chapter 1: I am a Bridge; Faculty Voice: Taking Ownership; Chapter 2: Why We Do What We Do; Faculty Voice: Hidden among the Artifacts; Faculty Voice: An Experiment in Experiential Learning; Part Three: Adaptations; Chapter 3: Flying Solo; Faculty Voice: Practice Makes Perfect; Faculty Voice: Being a Doula; Chapter 4: Change Is All about Us; Faculty Voice: Nope, Too Busy. Chapter 5: Losses and the Calculus of SubtractionFaculty Voice: Look, It's a Course ... It's a Major ... No, It's a SUPERMAJOR!; Part Four: Frustrations; Chapter 6: The Cost Conundrum; Faculty Voice: Forty Years in the Desert; Faculty Voice: Touching the Third Rail; Chapter 7: Barriers; Faculty Voice: Stepping into the Fray; Part Five: Conclusions; Chapter 8: The Road Not Traveled; References; Index; About the Authors.
Responsibility: Robert Zemsky, Gregory R. Wegner, and Ann Duffield.
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