ERIC Number: ED274248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. Volume II.
Smart, John C., Ed.
Theory and research on the effectiveness of college operations are covered in 12 chapters. Current research on each topic is reviewed, with attention to conceptual and methodological issues, and an agenda for future research is offered. Chapter titles and authors are as follows: "Transformational Leadership in Colleges and Universities" (Kim S. Cameron, David O. Ulrich); "Managing Decline in American Higher Education" (Raymond F. Zammuto); "The Importance of Being General: Philosophy, Politics, and Institutional Mission Statements" (Gordon K. Davies); "Postscript to 'The Importance of Being General,' by Gordon K. Davies--The Campus as Chameleon: Rethinking Organizational Behavior and Public Policy" (John R. Thelin); "Affirmative-Action Employment Discrimination: The Higher Education Fragment" (Monique Weston Clague); "Evaluation Research and Educational Decision-Making: A Review of the Literature" (Jonathan Z. Shapiro); "Rates of Return to Higher Education: An Intensive Examination" (Larry L. Leslie, Paul T. Brinkman); "Research on Academic Programs: An Inquiry into an Emerging Field" (Clifton F. Conrad, Anne M. Pratt); "Trends and Issues in Curricular Development" (Cameron Fincher); "The Normative Structure of Science: Social Control in the Academic Profession" (John M. Braxton); "Theories of Student Departure Revisited" (Vincent Tinto); and "Emerging Perspectives on Continuing Professional Education" (Wayne D. Smutz, Mary Beth Crowe, Carl A. Lindsay). Author and subject indexes are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Codes of Ethics, College Administration, College Programs, Court Litigation, Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Declining Enrollment, Educational Benefits, Educational Research, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Financial Problems, Higher Education, Institutional Mission, Leadership, Mission Statements, Models, Professional Continuing Education, Program Evaluation, Public Policy, Research Methodology, Retrenchment, Return on Investment, Sciences, Student Attrition
Agathon Press, Inc., 111 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10011 ($38.40, individuals; $48.00, institutions).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Information Analyses; Books
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Note: For volume I, see ED 263 852.