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Perspectives on the History of Higher Education


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American Higher Education in the Postwar Era, 1945-1970

American Higher Education in the Postwar Era, 1945-1970

1st Edition

Roger L. Geiger, Nathan M. Sorber, Christian K. Anderson
September 05, 2017

After World War II, returning veterans with GI Bill benefits ushered in an era of unprecedented growth that fundamentally altered the meaning, purpose, and structure of higher education. This volume explores the multifaceted and tumultuous transformation of American higher education that occurred...

Shaping the American Faculty: Perspectives on the History of Higher Education

Shaping the American Faculty: Perspectives on the History of Higher Education

1st Edition

Roger L. Geiger
June 30, 2015

Beginning in the twentieth century, American faculty increasingly viewed themselves as professionals who were more than mere employees. This volume focuses on key developments in the long process by which the American professoriate achieved tenure, academic freedom, and a voice in university...

The Land-Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education

The Land-Grant Colleges and the Reshaping of American Higher Education

1st Edition

Roger L. Geiger
March 15, 2013

This work provides a critical reexamination of the origin and development of America's land-grant colleges and universities, created by the most important piece of legislation in higher education. The story is divided into five parts that provide closer examinations of representative...

Higher Education for African Americans Before the Civil Rights Era, 1900-1964

Higher Education for African Americans Before the Civil Rights Era, 1900-1964

1st Edition

Marybeth Gasman
July 15, 2012

This volume examines the evolution of higher education opportunities for African Americans in the early and mid-twentieth century. It contributes to understanding how African Americans overcame great odds to obtain advanced education in their own institutions, how they asserted themselves to gain...

Iconic Leaders in Higher Education

Iconic Leaders in Higher Education

1st Edition

Roger L. Geiger
August 15, 2011

Iconic leaders are those who have become symbols of their institutions. This volume of historical studies portrays a collection of college and university presidents who acquired iconic qualities that transcend mere identification with their institution.The volume begins with Roger L. Geiger's...

Curriculum, Accreditation and Coming of Age of Higher Education: Perspectives on the History of Higher Education

Curriculum, Accreditation and Coming of Age of Higher Education: Perspectives on the History of Higher Education

1st Edition

Roger L Geiger
April 15, 2009

This latest volume in Roger Geiger's distinguished series on the history of higher education begins with a rare glimpse into the minds of mid-nineteenth century collegians. Timothy J. Williams mines the diaries of students at the University of North Carolina to unearth a not unexpected...

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