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Nidiffer, Jana; Cain, Timothy Reese – History of Education Quarterly, 2004
In this essay, the authors examine an important first generation of university vice presidents and the structural, political, and psychological factors that led to their appointments and subsequently shaped their tenures in office. They explore in detail three particular, albeit overlapping, modes of vice presidential service, the variety of…
Descriptors: College Administration, College Presidents, Politics of Education, Tenure
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Eisenmann, Linda; Hutcheson, Philo A.; Nidiffer, Jana – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Introduces three articles that assess the state of higher education history by turning away from the research university. Explains that the articles (1) focus on books that have influenced the historiography of religion, community colleges, and the poor and (2) discuss how recent research might change conceptions of higher education history. (CMK)
Descriptors: Books, Community Colleges, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational History
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Nidiffer, Jana – History of Education Quarterly, 1999
Considers historical treatments of the poor and higher education by discussing one book from each of the following categories: (1) traditional/omission; (2) increased inclusion; (3) center of analysis; (4) issue specific; and (5) broader social analysis. Comments on the contributions and limitations of each work. (CMK)
Descriptors: Books, Economically Disadvantaged, Educational History, Females