We’re Losing Our Minds
Title We’re Losing Our Minds PDF eBook
Author R. Keeling
Publisher Springer
Pages 205
Release 2011-12-19
Genre Education
ISBN 1137001763

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America is being held back by the quality and quantity of learning in college. Many graduates cannot think critically, write effectively, solve problems, understand complex issues, or meet employers' expectations. The only solution - making learning the highest priority in college - demands fundamental change throughout higher education.



We’re Losing Our Minds
Title We’re Losing Our Minds PDF eBook
Author R. Keeling
Publisher Springer
Pages 205
Release 2011-12-19
Genre Education
ISBN 1137001763

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America is being held back by the quality and quantity of learning in college. Many graduates cannot think critically, write effectively, solve problems, understand complex issues, or meet employers' expectations. The only solution - making learning the highest priority in college - demands fundamental change throughout higher education.



A Critical Look at Institutional Mission
Title A Critical Look at Institutional Mission PDF eBook
Author Joseph Janangelo
Publisher Parlor Press LLC
Pages 230
Release 2016-09-01
Genre Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN 1602358435

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This book explores the relevance of institutional mission to writing program administration and writing center direction. It helps WPAs and writing center directors understand the challenges and opportunities mission can pose to their work. It also examines ways WPAs and writing center directors can work with and against mission statements and legacy practices to do their best work.



Postwar Higher Education in America
Title Postwar Higher Education in America PDF eBook
Author Richard B. Schwartz
Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Pages 310
Release 2018-09-15
Genre Education
ISBN 0761870555

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Postwar Higher Education in America: Just Yesterday explores the apogee of American Higher Education and its devolution into its current state. It offers concrete recommendations for capitalizing on its lost strengths and restoring the standards and expectations that our current students have been denied.



The Relevance of Higher Education
Title The Relevance of Higher Education PDF eBook
Author Timothy Simpson
Publisher Lexington Books
Pages 247
Release 2013-09-24
Genre Education
ISBN 0739182536

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The Relevance of Higher Education: Exploring a Contested Notion, edited by Timothy L. Simpson, examines the relevance of higher education from diverse disciplinary perspectives to grasp its historical and philosophical assumptions, and its implications for the relationship between higher education and society. As a result of this study, it should be possible to develop a robust understanding of relevance, its impact on higher education and society, and a rich framework for guiding higher education policy.



Governance Reconsidered
Title Governance Reconsidered PDF eBook
Author Susan R. Pierce
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Pages 256
Release 2014-04-07
Genre Education
ISBN 1118738578

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Revamp senior administration organization for more effective governance Governance Reconsidered: How Boards, Presidents, Administrators, and Faculty Can Help Their Colleges Thrive takes an in-depth look at the current practice of governance in higher education and explores solutions for more effective functioning. Written by a former college president, the book provides an insider's perspective on the growing tensions around the traditional shared governance model and identifies the key challenges facing trustees, presidents, senior administrators, and faculty. Traditional shared governance operations are typically time-consuming, process-laden, and slow to respond to the internal and external forces acting upon modern educational institutions. Higher education is facing increasing political and economic pressure, and senior administration frequently needs the flexibility to make institutional decisions quickly. Using recent public scandals as examples, Governance Reconsidered illustrates how the tension between the need for timely decisions and action versus the importance of mission and academic quality is creating a dramatic systemic problem. The book provides practical advice on the issues at the heart of the matter, including: The nature and pace of change on campus, including the pressures facing higher education Clarity about the roles and responsibilities of trustees, the president, and the faculty The campus community's role in decision-making activities How thriving universities can govern collaboratively The book also addresses the brand new challenges that affect higher education governance, including MOOCs, online learning, and rising questions about value and cost. Campus leaders must work together effectively to boost higher education, and Governance Reconsidered contains the questions and answers integral to implementing effective governance.



The University We Need
Title The University We Need PDF eBook
Author Warren Treadgold
Publisher Encounter Books
Pages 188
Release 2018-07-10
Genre Education
ISBN 1594039909

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Though many people know that American universities now offer an inadequate and incoherent education from a leftist viewpoint that excludes moderate and conservative ideas, few people understand how much this matters, how it happened, how bad it is, or what can be done about it. In The University We Need, Professor Warren Treadgold shows the crucial role of universities in American culture and politics, the causes of their decline in administrative bloat and inept academic hiring, the effects of the decline on teaching and research, and some possible ways of reversing the downward trend. He explains that one suggested reform, the abolition of tenure, would further increase the power of administrators, further decrease the quality of professors, and make universities even more doctrinaire and intolerant. Instead, he proposes federal legislation to monitor the quality and honesty of professors and to limit spending on administration to no more than 20 percent of university budgets (Harvard now spends 40 percent). Finally, he offers a specific proposal for the founding of a new leading university that could seriously challenge the dominance of Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, and Berkeley and attract conservative and moderate faculty and students now isolated in universities and colleges that are either leftist or mediocre. While agreeing with conservative critics that universities are in severe crisis, Treadgold believes that the universities’ problems largely transcend ideology and have grown worse partly because disputants on both sides of the academic debate have misunderstood the methods and goals of higher education.