After all, publication is “the coin of the realm, ” as a senior colleague puts it. But david faces a personal dilemma when his prized results are cast into doubt. His research is stagnant, to put it kindly. He has a temporary position at a small college in a small town miles from everything except Albany.
David's adventures offer an instructive fictional guide for the young economist and an entertaining and comic tale for everyone interested in questions of balancing career and life, success and integrity, and loyalty and desire. Economics, knittersville, columbia, Visiting Assistant Professor at Kester College, New York is having a stressful year.
He thinks he is getting the hang of teaching, but a smart and beautiful young woman in his Economics of Social Issues class is distractingly flirtatious. His search for a tenure-track job looms dauntingly. The previous visiting assistant professor of economics is now working in a bookstore. So when a right-wing think tank called the center to research opportunities for a spiritual society CROSS―affiliated with the Salvation Academy for Value Economics SAVE―wants to publish and publicize a paper he wrote as a graduate student showing the benefits of high school abstinence programs, fetchingly retitled “Something for Nothing, ” he ignores his misgivings and accepts happily.
. His students have never read Freakonomics. The school year is filled with other challenges as well, running the annual interview gauntlet, a romance with a Knittersville native, including faculty politics, and delivering the culminating “job talk” lecture under trying circumstances.
American Higher Education Core Concepts in Higher Education
The latest book in the core concepts in higher education series brings to life issues of governance, fundraising, finances, public policy, faculty, college sports, organization, teaching and learning, student life, and innovations in higher education today. Written by renowned author John R. A blend of stories and analysis, this exciting new book challenges present and future higher education practitioners to be informed and active participants, capable of improving their institutions.
Thelin, and practice and discusses a range of institutions – including the often overlooked for-profits, theory, each chapter bridges research, community colleges, and minority serving institutions. Higher education in the United States is a complex, diverse, and important enterprise.
What's Happened To The University?
The radical transformation that universities are undergoing today is no less far-reaching than the upheavals that it experienced in the 1960s. Routledge. On both sides of the atlantic curious and disturbing events on campuses has become a matter of concern not just for academics but also for the general public.
. What is one to make of the growing trend of banning speakers? what’s the meaning of trigger warnings, cultural appropriation, micro-aggression or safe spaces? And why are some students going around arguing that academic freedom is no big deal? What's Happened To The University? offers an answer to the questions of why campus culture is undergoing such a dramatic transformation and why the term moral quarantine refers to the infantilising project of insulating students from offence and a variety of moral harms.
However today, when almost 50 per cent of young people participate in higher education, what occurs in universities matters directly to the whole of society.
The Emergence of the American University
Veysey seeks to answer. What did the men living in this formative period want the American university to become? How did they differ in defining the ideal university? And why did the institution acquire a form that only partially corresponded with these definitions? These are the questions Mr. Precedents, formal and informal, were then set which have affected the soul of professor, student, and academic administrator ever since.
Routledge. The american university of today is the product of a sudden, mainly unplanned period of development at the close of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth centuries. At that time the university, and with it a recognizably modern style of academic life, emerged to eclipse the older, religiously oriented college.
Fiscal Administration: Analysis and Applications for the Public Sector
In most chapters, mikesell includes questions and exercises that require calculations to get specific answers, as well as "Cases for Discussion" and "Sidebars" that supplement the regular text with more in-depth treatment of key topics. This edition also includes the most recent federal budget information, as well as the latest federal government fiscal data.
Fiscal administration is based on two principles: that students must clearly understand the details of where the money for public budgets comes from; and that, to learn public finance and budgeting, students must "run the numbers. John mikesell--an authority on the revenue side of public finance--focuses on his area of specialty, giving students detailed instruction that will equip them to deal with the complex issues and calculations they will encounter in the field.
Understanding College and University Organization: Theories for Effective Policy and Practice Higher Education
While leaders may have some experience with a particular issue, their solutions are usually not informed by the accumulated wisdom of others who have already encountered and resolved similar situations. This approach highlights a range of phenomena that require attention if the institution is ultimately to be considered successful.
Also available:volume 2: Dynamics of the SystemTwo Volume Set Routledge. Social constructionism, is introduced in each chapter to illuminate the difficulty of seeking and finding meaningful consensus on problems and policies, the second paradigm, while also addressing important ethical issues that tend to be overlooked in leadership thought and action.
Stylus Publishing VA. Now available in paperback, this two-volume work is intended to help readers develop powerful new ways of thinking about organizational principles, and apply them to policy-making and management in colleges and universities. The book is written with two audiences in mind: administrative and faculty leaders in institutions of higher learning, and students both doctoral and Master's degree studying to become upper-level administrators, leaders, and policy makers in higher education.
It systematically presents a range of theories that can be applied to many of the difficult management situations that college and university leaders encounter. The book offers readers the tools to balance the real-world needs to succeed in today’s challenging and competitive environment with the social and ethical aspirations of all its stakeholders and society at large.
The authors approach the theory of the organization and administration of colleges and universities from three quite different perspectives, or paradigms, each relying on different assumptions about the “reality” of organizational life in colleges and universities. The purpose is to help leaders develop their own effective management style and approaches, and feel confident that their actions are informed by appropriate theory and knowledge of the latest research in the field.
The History of American Higher Education: Learning and Culture from the Founding to World War II The William G. Bowen Series
Princeton University Press. He shows how the character of college education in different regions diverged significantly in the years leading up to the Civil War―for example, the growth of academic professionalism, the state universities of the antebellum South were dominated by the sons of planters and their culture―and how higher education was later revolutionized by the land-grant movement, and the transformation of campus life by students.
By the beginning of the second World War, the standard American university had taken shape, setting the stage for the postwar education boom. Breathtaking in scope and rich in narrative detail, The History of American Higher Education is the most comprehensive single-volume history of the origins and development of of higher education in the United States.
Routledge. The most in-depth and authoritative history of the subject available, the emergence of new career opportunities, The History of American Higher Education traces how colleges and universities were shaped by the shifting influences of culture, and the unrelenting advancement of knowledge. Roger geiger, arguably today's leading historian of American higher education, vividly describes how colonial colleges developed a unified yet diverse educational tradition capable of weathering the social upheaval of the Revolution as well as the evangelical fervor of the Second Great Awakening.
Stylus Publishing VA. This book tells the compelling saga of American higher education from the founding of Harvard College in 1636 to the outbreak of World War II.
Online Research Essentials: Designing and Implementing Research Studies
Princeton University Press. Stylus Publishing VA. The book includes everything needed for planning and developing a survey, putting it online, and formatting data for further analysis. Russell and purcell provide support for using the popular Microsoft Expression Web and Adobe Dreamweaver web page authoring tools and for using the Access database that is used to collect and store survey results.
The Seven Cs of Consulting 3rd Edition
Client, create, continue, change, clarify, confirm, close = the seven secrets of consultancy "most change methods are effective. The 7cs approach opens up the complexity of sustainable change to the consultant and client and helps them explore- and then avoid - the real issues that cause change to fail within a more professional and trusting relationship.
Routledge. The seven cs of consulting offers a consistent and collaborative language that helps both consultant and client deliver value through sustainable change. Based around the author’s highly successful 7cs model Client, Continue, Create, Confirm, Change, Clarify, Close this approach is simple and accessible but firmly grounded in research and real life experience.
For the most part, well-researched, each one is theoretically sound, and clearly articulated. Stylus Publishing VA. Princeton University Press. In other words a consultant is someone who helps others to change. However, change isn’t such an easy target to achieve. George smart, managing partner, strategic development Incorporated The definition of a consultant is someone who facilitates organisational change and provides expertise on technical, functional and business topics during development or implementation.
Research shows that the vast majority of change programmes fail.
Higher Education Law: Principles, Policies, and Practice
This book is unique in that it: • clearly explains even the most complex principles of law; • connects essential principles of law to current policies and practices; • Provides an optimal balance of case law and instructive commentary; • Harmonizes complex and contradictory case law into a clear statement of current law; • Presents thought provoking comments and questions throughout; and • Provides useful and informative chapter summaries that: o Clearly state the most significant points of law; o Offer helpful practice tips; o Introduce essential practice skills; o Present stimulating discussion questions; and o Suggest enrichment activities for further learning and application.
Stylus Publishing VA. From cover to cover, this book is designed to actively engage you in learning higher education law and in building a strong working knowledge of the law in practice. If you want to acquire a strong working knowledge of higher education law, this is the book you need. This book provides you with the highest quality scholarship and learning tools at a welcomed reader friendly price: Perfect as both a compelling and engaging textbook and as an invaluable desktop reference for daily use in practice.
Routledge. Princeton University Press.
Shaping the College Curriculum: Academic Plans in Action
The result is a comprehensive and practical book that will provoke thoughtful discussion among higher education practitioners and scholars. Princeton University Press. The authors explore the many influences on the plan from sources within and outside of the university. Stylus Publishing VA. College and University Dea Routledge.
. At the core of the book is the concept of curriculum as an "academic plan. The plan includes decisions about what, why, and how a specific group of students is expected to learn; ways to determine whether students have learned what they were supposed to learn; and methods of using this information to improve the plan.
B> drawing on the insights of one of the most respected figures in the field of curriculum research, this watershed book offers a new and original way for higher education administrators and faculty to think about curriculum. Thorough, thoughtful, this volume combines a systematic synthesis of the existing literature with recent research, and original, careful critique, and innovative thinking.