Introduction to American Higher Education

1st Edition

Shaun R. Harper, Jerlando F.L. Jackson

Routledge
Published October 11, 2010
Textbook - 496 Pages
ISBN 9780415803267 - CAT# Y102642

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Summary

Written primarily for students in higher education and student affairs graduate programs, Introduction to American Higher Education is a groundbreaking textbook that combines classic scholarship pertaining to colleges and universities with the most cutting-edge perspectives in the field. 

The book is divided into five sections and contains 25 essential readings on the following topics:

  • Faculty
  • Teaching, Learning and Curriculum
  • College Students
  • Organizations, Leadership and Governance
  • Higher Education Policy

Each section includes chapters on community colleges and four-year institutions, as well as a substantive overview written by an expert scholar in the field: Ann E. Austin, Clifton F. Conrad, Laura I. Rendόn, Adrianna J. Kezar, and Edward P. St. John. This impressive volume ensures that faculty members will no longer have to compile their own collections of articles and chapters for use in introductory courses—Introduction to American Higher Education brings together the best scholarship in one comprehensive text.

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