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Rojas, Fabio – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007
The black power movement helped redefine African Americans' identity and establish a new racial consciousness in the 1960s. As an influential political force, this movement in turn spawned the academic discipline known as Black Studies. Today there are more than a hundred Black Studies degree programs in the United States, many of them located in…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Higher Education, Activism, Intellectual Disciplines
Eisenmann, Linda – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
This history explores the nature of postwar advocacy for women's higher education, acknowledging its unique relationship to the expectations of the era and recognizing its particular type of adaptive activism. Linda Eisenmann illuminates the impact of this advocacy in the postwar era, identifying a link between women's activism during World War II…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Females, War, Educational History
Bailey, Thomas, Ed.; Morest, Vanessa Smith, Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2006
Community colleges enroll almost half of all undergraduates in the United States. These two-year colleges manifest the American commitment to accessible and affordable higher education. With about 1,200 institutions nationwide, community colleges have made significant progress over the past decade in opening access and have become the critical…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Access to Education, Case Studies, Institutional Mission
Schuman, Samuel – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005
This perceptive and cogent account draws on key data and firsthand observations to tell the story of the small college in America. Defined as institutions that enroll between 500 and 3,000 full-time students, small colleges number about six hundred in the United States. Many are thriving, while some--whether through low enrollment, ballooning…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Educational History, Development, Educational Trends
Tierney, William G., Ed. – Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004
Today, institutional leaders face numerous struggles: intervention from boards of trustees, alumni, and state legislators; decline in financial support from the states; and competition in an increasingly global marketplace. While it is agreed that effective governance structures allow institutions to respond creatively to these challenges, how…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Academic Freedom, Global Approach, Governance
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