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Core Concepts in Higher Education


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Core Concepts in Higher Education is a textbook series for the education of new professionals, covering the core areas of study in the field of higher education and student affairs. This timely and dependable series provides the necessary tools to ensure practice is informed by theory and research. The books in this series invite students to think critically about the field to discover what has been left out and what needs to be learned, and also provides frameworks and constructs for addressing challenges facing higher education. The Core Concepts in Higher Education series moves thought, action, and scholarship forward by valuing, reconstructing, and building on the foundations of the field. Through a rich combination of research, theory, and practice, this series aims to move the field into a new generation of scholarship to better prepare students for authentic leadership of our colleges, universities, and academic communities.

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A People’s History of American Higher Education

A People’s History of American Higher Education

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Philo A. Hutcheson
July 17, 2019

This essential history of American higher education brings a fresh perspective to the field, challenging the accepted ways of thinking historically about colleges and universities. Organized thematically, this book builds from the ground up, shedding light on the full, diverse range of...

Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

1st Edition

Marybeth Gasman, Andrés Castro Samayoa
December 13, 2018

The latest text in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series, this volume speaks to the complex dimensions that higher education scholars and educators need to understand about the shifting role of postsecondary education in the United States. Chapter authors clarify current issues affecting the...

Understanding Community Colleges

Understanding Community Colleges

2nd Edition

John S. Levin, Susan T. Kater
March 19, 2018

Understanding Community Colleges provides a critical examination of contemporary issues and practices and policy of community colleges. This contributed volume brings together highly respected scholars as well as new scholars for a comprehensive analysis of the community college landscape,...

Public Policy and Higher Education: Reframing Strategies for Preparation, Access, and College Success

Public Policy and Higher Education: Reframing Strategies for Preparation, Access, and College Success

2nd Edition

Edward P. St. John, Nathan Daun-Barnett, Karen M. Moronski-Chapman
March 13, 2018

Public Policy and Higher Education provides readers with new ways to analyze complex state policies and offers the tools to examine how policies affect students’ access and success in college. Rather than arguing for a single approach, the authors examine how policymakers and higher education...

Organizational Theory in Higher Education

Organizational Theory in Higher Education

2nd Edition

Kathleen Manning
September 22, 2017

The second edition of Organizational Theory in Higher Education is a comprehensive and accessible treatment of organizational theory and higher education administration. Noted scholar Kathleen Manning offers a fresh take on the models and lenses through which higher education can be viewed by...

American Higher Education: Issues and Institutions

American Higher Education: Issues and Institutions

1st Edition

John R. Thelin
March 01, 2017

Higher education in the United States is a complex, diverse, and important enterprise. The latest book in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series brings to life issues of governance, organization, teaching and learning, student life, faculty, finances, college sports, public policy,...

Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research

1st Edition

Penny A. Pasque, Vicente M. Lechuga
December 13, 2016

Qualitative Inquiry in Higher Education Organization and Policy Research provides readers with the theoretical foundations and innovative perspectives for undertaking qualitative research to influence policy and practice discussions. Well-known chapter authors discuss innovative strategies for...

Law and Social Justice in Higher Education

Law and Social Justice in Higher Education

1st Edition

Crystal Renée Chambers
November 30, 2016

The latest volume in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series explores the complexity of law in higher education and both the limits and opportunities of how law can promote inclusivity and access on campus. Through a historical and legal framework, this volume discusses undergraduate students'...

Student Development Theory in Higher Education: A Social Psychological Approach

Student Development Theory in Higher Education: A Social Psychological Approach

1st Edition

Terrell L. Strayhorn
December 10, 2015

Moving beyond the theories traditionally used to describe college student development, this engaging book introduces social psychological theories that address the most relevant issues in higher education today. Covering theories of ecological systems, sense of belonging, prejudice and...

Fundraising and Institutional Advancement: Theory, Practice, and New Paradigms

Fundraising and Institutional Advancement: Theory, Practice, and New Paradigms

1st Edition

Noah D. Drezner, Frances Huehls
October 01, 2014

In this timely textbook, authors Drezner and Huehls take the interdisciplinary, complex nature of the study of philanthropy and fundraising and apply it to the field of higher education. Covering issues of increasing importance to institutions—including donor cultivation, growth of fundraising at...

Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Supporting Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Students

Diversity and Inclusion on Campus: Supporting Racially and Ethnically Underrepresented Students

1st Edition

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, Angela M. Locks
September 05, 2013

As scholars and practitioners in higher education attempt to embrace and lead diversity efforts, it is imperative that they have an understanding of the issues that affect historically underrepresented students. Using an intersectional approach that connects the categories of race, class, and...

Organizational Theory in Higher Education

Organizational Theory in Higher Education

1st Edition

Kathleen Manning
December 10, 2012

Organizational Theory in Higher Education offers a fresh take on the models and lenses through which higher education can be viewed by presenting a full range of organizational theories, from traditional to current. By alternating theory and practice chapters, noted scholar Kathleen Manning vividly...

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