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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
Gasman, Marybeth – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012
The Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of only four predominantly Black medical schools in the United States. Among its illustrious alumni are surgeons general of the United States, medical school presidents, and numerous other highly regarded medical professionals. This book tells the engrossing history of this venerable…
Descriptors: Minority Groups, African American Institutions, African Americans, Racial Relations
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
Drew, David E. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
One study after another shows American students ranking behind their international counterparts in the STEM fields--science, technology, engineering, and math. Business people such as Bill Gates warn that this alarming situation puts the United States at a serious disadvantage in the high-tech global marketplace of the twenty-first century, and…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Economic Development, Mathematics Education, Educational Change
Braxton, John M.; Proper, Eve; Bayer, Alan E. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
A faculty member publishes an article without offering coauthorship to a graduate assistant who has made a substantial conceptual or methodological contribution to the article. A professor does not permit graduate students to express viewpoints different from her own. A graduate student close to finishing his dissertation cannot reach his…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Socialization, Role Models, Academic Rank (Professional)
Uhl, Christopher – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
What would it be like to teach as if life matters? To move beyond the typical regimen of classroom exercises, homework, and standardized tests and to guide students through life's most important lessons? Dissatisfied with traditional educational models, Christopher Uhl and Dana L. Stuchul asked themselves these questions. What they discovered will…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Holistic Approach, Creativity, Educational Principles
Bader, John B. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
With a solid GPA, numerous extracurricular achievements, and an acceptance letter from an excellent college, it seems that all of your hard work in school has paid off. Now what? What can you expect from college life, and how can you get the most out of it? This book answers these questions to help you excel in college. Deans at America's top…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Deans, Post High School Guidance, College Readiness
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
Mullen, Ann L. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
"Degrees of Inequality" reveals the powerful patterns of social inequality in American higher education by analyzing how the social background of students shapes nearly every facet of the college experience. Even as the most prestigious institutions claim to open their doors to students from diverse backgrounds, class disparities remain.…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Graduates, Socioeconomic Background, Enrichment
Dill, David D., Ed.; van Vught, Frans A., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010
This volume analyzes the impact of public policy on the knowledge economies and higher education systems of Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, including Australia, Canada, Japan, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States, as well as the overall European Union. Given that…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Research, Global Approach, Innovation
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