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ERIC Number: ED528414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 176
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4422-0446-1
Innovations in Higher Education: Igniting the Spark for Success. The ACE Series on Higher Education
Hoffman, Allan M., Ed.; Spangehl, Stephen D., Ed.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Rising costs and increasing global competition press institutions to do more with less. At the same time, deep budget cuts and a general social and political impatience have revived calls for reform in educational affordability, curriculum, and outcome measurement. Yet within this environment, a myriad of success stories are being forged among educational institutions, supporting industries, and educational consortia that are embracing innovative approaches to all aspects of the higher education system. This book spotlights those fresh approaches and aims to bring higher education professionals together, as part of a broad, national movement to motivate reflection and encourage similar dynamic efforts. The editors and expert contributors focus in particular on areas such as measures of academic quality, benchmarking, faculty development, retention, curriculum development, technology, and facilities. In each case, this book illustrates successful pilot programs and documents tools that have proven to maximize efficiencies crucial to the continued success of the entire higher learning community. This book is divided into three parts. Part I, A View From the Top/Introduction to Part I, contains: (1) The Evolution of Higher Education; (2) Perspectives on Innovation; (3) Does Accreditation Inhibit Innovation?; (4) Measuring Success; (5) The Present State of Higher Education, University of Phoenix; and (6) Community Colleges: Developing a Culture of Innovation and Change, Foothill-De Anza Community College District. Part II, Success: In Their Own Words/Introduction to Part II, presents: (7) Academic Quality Measures; (8) Benchmarking; (9) Faculty Development; (10) Student Retention; (11) Curriculum Development; (12) Technology; and (13) Facilities. Part III, Putting It All Together/Introduction to Part III, concludes with: (14) Motivating for Success - College of DuPage; (15) Building the Capacity for Change through Innovation - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Contributing authors include: Linda L. Baer; Betsy O. Barefoot; David Bonsall; Jeff Bonsall; Patricia A. Breen; Michael Bunch; Michael R. Chipps; Rosanna Stoll Diaz; Scott Epstein; Barbara A. Farley; Eugene Finnegan; John N. Gardner; Marilyn Hansmann; Rachel Harris; Darren Henderson; Adam Honea; John Holzhuter; Dionne Jones-Malone; Joseph Kovach; Henry J. Lindborg; Daniel Lowry; James H. McCormick; Christine Miller; Cinch L. Munson; Michael J. Offerman; William Pepicello; Nancy S. Perryman; Jeff Rabey; Lee Rasch; Jeffrey Seybert; David Sill; Patricia A. Stockert; Barbara Taylor; Linda M. Thor; Russell J. Watson and Dave Weber.
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California; Minnesota