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Kelchen, Robert – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2018
As the price tag of higher education continues to rise, colleges and universities across the country are under increasing pressure to demonstrate their value. Graded on numerous metrics, including cost and ability to prepare students for the job market, colleges must satisfy requirements from multiple stakeholders. State and federal governments…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Accountability, Colleges, Universities
Bastedo, Michael N., Ed.; Altbach, Philip G., Ed.; Gumport, Patricia J., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
First published in 1999, "American Higher Education in the Twenty First Century" offered a comprehensive introduction to the central issues facing American colleges and universities. This thoroughly revised edition brings the classic volume up to date. The contributors have rewritten every chapter to address major changes in higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis
Newfield, Christopher – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2016
Higher education in America, still thought to be the world leader, is in crisis. University students are falling behind their international peers in attainment, while suffering from unprecedented student debt. For over a decade, the realm of American higher education has been wracked with self-doubt and mutual recrimination, with no clear…
Descriptors: Public Colleges, Universities, Higher Education, Educational Change
Rhoads, Robert A. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015
In "MOOCs, High Technology, and Higher Learning," Robert A. Rhoads places the OpenCourseWare (OCW) movement into the larger context of a revolution in educational technology. In doing so, he seeks to bring greater balance to increasingly polarized discussions of massively open online courses (MOOCs) and show their ongoing relevance to…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Large Group Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Conrad, Clifton; Dunek, Laura – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Inquiry-driven learners anticipate, embrace, and adapt to disruptive change. Clifton Conrad and Laura Dunek advance a transformative purpose of a college education. They invite stakeholders from across higher education to engage in vigorous dialogue about the aims of a college education--and how to realize those aims. Increasingly influenced by…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Role of Education
Kelly, Andrew P., Ed.; Schneider, Mark, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
The United States, long considered to have the best higher education in the world, now ranks eleventh in the proportion of 25- to 34-year-olds with a college degree. As other countries have made dramatic gains in degree attainment, the U.S. has improved more slowly. In response, President Obama recently laid out a national "completion agenda" with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Attainment, College Graduates, Educational Change
Bastedo, Michael N., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Colleges and universities are best understood as networks of departments working together to fulfill a mission of education, innovation, and community partnership. To better understand how these large and complex institutions function, scholars can apply organizational and strategic planning concepts made familiar by business management. This book…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, Organizational Theories, College Administration
Martin, James; Samels, James E. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Colleges and universities are at the forefront of efforts to preserve the earth's resources for future generations. Carbon neutrality, renewable energy sources, green building strategies, and related initiatives require informed and courageous leaders at all levels of higher education. James Martin and James E. Samels have worked closely with…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Energy Conservation, Misconceptions, Trustees
Trower, Cathy Ann – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
Landing a tenure-track position is no easy task. Achieving tenure is even more difficult. Under what policies and practices do faculty find greater clarity about tenure and experience higher levels of job satisfaction? And what makes an institution a great place to work? In 2005-2006, the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education…
Descriptors: Employment Practices, Higher Education, Collegiality, College Faculty
Hermanowicz, Joseph C., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
The academic profession, like many others, is rapidly being transformed. This book explores the current challenges to the profession and their broad implications for American higher education. Examining what professors do and how academia is changing, contributors to this volume assess current and potential threats to the profession. Leading…
Descriptors: Professional Autonomy, Higher Education, College Faculty, Career Development
Bank, Barbara J., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
This comprehensive, encyclopedic review explores gender and its impact on American higher education across historical and cultural contexts. Challenging recent claims that gender inequities in U.S. higher education no longer exist, the contributors--leading experts in the field--reveal the many ways in which gender is embedded in the educational…
Descriptors: Majors (Students), Higher Education, Diversity (Institutional), Educational Practices
Toma, J. Douglas – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
Every university or college president envisions bold initiatives--big projects intended to change the nature of an institution with significant implications across all sectors. How can leaders and senior managers charged with implementing reforms effectively frame their work and anticipate potential pitfalls? No organization can maximize its…
Descriptors: Strategic Planning, Higher Education, College Presidents, Educational Change
McMillen, William – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
"From Campus to Capitol" takes a comprehensive look at how governments affect institutions of higher learning, in the process illuminating the role of the government relations officer. All institutions of higher learning, from large state universities to community and private colleges, benefit from strong relationships with local, state, and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, State Universities, Community Colleges, Private Colleges
Burrage, Michael, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
Distinguished by their sharp insights, eloquence, even humor, the writings of Martin Trow on the development of higher education have helped define the field. Collected here are his most influential essays, tracing the arc and evolution of his prolific scholarly career over more than four decades. Trow is well known for his pioneering work on the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Public Policy, Access to Education, Educational Change
Johnstone, D. Bruce; Marcucci, Pamela N. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
No issue in higher education is as salient, or as controversial, as finance. As demand for higher education around the world grows, so do the costs associated with it, especially as governments shoulder less of the burden. Tuition fees rise and student loan debt grows. Who pays for these surging costs? Who "should" pay? D. Bruce Johnstone and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Scholarships, Financial Support, Tuition
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