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Stakes Is High

A rich, authentic account of eight young Black men's experiences on their paths to and through college.

Black Campus Life

Ethnography of Black engineering majors navigating campus life at a historically White university.

Creating a Culture of Mindful Innovation in Higher Education

Offers a vision for innovation in higher education focused on societal progress and human development, as well as for higher education's role within a broader culture of innovation.

Higher Education Systems Redesigned

Brings together scholars and higher education system leaders to highlight concrete examples of system change and realignment to advance student success.

Racial Equity on College Campuses

Offers insight into race-based disparities in higher education and practical tools for advancing racial equity on college and university campuses.

Teaching, Tenure, and Collegiality

Questions universities’ increasing reliance on market-oriented metrics to determine their strategic directions and gauge faculty productivity.

Sisterlocking Discoarse

Follows a Black woman's forty-year career in academia, sharing how race and gender can disrupt and enhance the professional and the personal, from leadership and policies to family life.

Plantation Politics and Campus Rebellions

Argues that plantation life, its racialized inequities, and the ongoing struggle against them are embedded in not only the physical structures but also the everyday workings of higher education.

Super Schoolmaster

Traces the controversial poet’s thinking about teaching and learning throughout his career.

Relational Sociology and Research on Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Brings relational sociology to bear on educational research.

Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 3

Explores the impact of shared governance in times of campus and system transition.

University Management, the Academic Profession, and Neoliberalism

A unique examination of how faculty and university administrators understand their work and professional identities under neoliberalism.

Sankofa

Explores the complex interplay of race and culture in the doctoral experiences of African American students.

Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa

Analyzes twelve strategic planning efforts in higher education in eight countries in Asia and Africa.

Get Real

A thought-provoking overview of the many challenges facing higher education and how to deal with them by a leading thinker in the field.

Shared Governance in Higher Education Set (Volumes 1, 2 and 3)

A trilogy exploring different aspects of shared governance in higher education.

Tuning the Student Mind

Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.

Bordered Writers

Examines innovative writing pedagogies and the experiences of Latinx student writers at Hispanic-Serving Institutions nationwide.

Catalyzing the Field

A rich collection of essays about the inner, shared experiences of participants engaged in second-person approaches to contemplative practice.

Black Women and Social Justice Education

Focuses on Black women’s experiences and expertise in order to advance educational philosophy and provide practical tools for social justice pedagogy.

Trans People in Higher Education

Edited by Genny Beemyn
Subjects: Education

Addresses the experiences of trans college students, faculty, and staff in a single volume for the first time.

The Intersubjective Turn

Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education.

Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 2

Edited by Sharon F. Cramer
Subjects: Education

Offers valuable insights into the governance process in higher education.

The Quest for Purpose

Demonstrates how students and educators can resist narrow, utilitarian views of higher education’s purpose.

Shared Governance in Higher Education, Volume 1

Edited by Sharon F. Cramer
Subjects: Education

Offers practical advice for achieving shared governance in higher education.

Staging Women's Lives in Academia

Argues that institutional change must accommodate women’s professional and personal life stages.

Being Black, Being Male on Campus

Explores how race and gender matter on campus and how Black males navigate college for academic and personal success.

Sixty-Four Campuses—One University

Handsome, fully illustrated history of the sixty-four State University of New York campuses.

Meaning-Making, Internalized Racism, and African American Identity

Presents research on how variations in African Americans’ racial self-concept affects meaning-making and internalized oppression.

The Best Kind of College

Edited by Susan McWilliams & John E. Seery
Subjects: Education

Small college professors from across the United States explain why liberal arts institutions remain the gold standard for higher education.

In the Face of Inequality

First comparative historical analysis of the organizational growth of black colleges.

Expanding the Circle

Examines strategies and best practices that effectively integrate LGBTQ areas of teaching and research with student life activities.

Young Faculty in the Twenty-First Century

Demonstrates how the success of universities depends on the working conditions of the younger academic generation.

The Lure of Literacy

Examines proposals for freshman composition’s abolition and reform while providing a new model for courses.

Ernest L. Boyer

Edited by Todd C. Ream & John M. Braxton
Subjects: Education

Assesses the challenges plaguing our higher education system through selections of Ernest L. Boyer’s writings

The Problem of College Readiness

Examines how states, schools, and postsecondary institutions might best help improve college readiness and completion.

Higher Education Reconsidered

Focuses on the opportunities and challenges of using the science of change to improve the academic enterprise.

Contemplative Learning and Inquiry across Disciplines

A wide-ranging consideration of the emerging field of contemplative education.

Beyond Banneker

An in-depth look at the lives, experiences, and professional careers of Black mathematicians in the United States.

Faculty Fathers

Explores the challenges faculty fathers face in navigating the demands of work and family.

Building a Smarter University

Demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists.

Black Passports

A resource guide that uses African American memoir to address a variety of issues related to mentoring and curriculum development.

College Girl

The inspirational memoir of a woman who survived a brutal sexual assault and went on to become a university professor.

Vernacular Insurrections

By Carmen Kynard
Subjects: Education

Relates Black Freedom Movements to literacy education.

Higher Education Systems 3.0

An exploration of multi-campus higher education systems and their role in improving communities and their economies.

Running on Empty

Explores how Southampton College went from “the jewel in the university crown” to an “albatross around the university neck. ”

A Creature of Our Own Making

By Gary A. Olson
Subjects: Education

Witty, savvy, incisive, and entertaining short essays on the culture, mores, and practices of higher education.

Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience

Shows what kind of changes college faculty make to their teaching and why they make them.

Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers

A comprehensive examination of the relationship between higher education, state government, and economic development.

Precipice or Crossroads?

Comprehensive treatment of the challenges faced by America’s public research universities, and of what those challenges may mean for the nation.

Integral Education

Leading researchers and practitioners explore the frontiers of education from an integral perspective.

Intellectual Capital

Edited by Carole G. Basile
Subjects: Education

Stories from participants in Professional Development Schools.

Interdisciplinarity and Social Justice

Considers the past, present, and future of interdisciplinary fields motivated by concerns for social justice.

College Life through the Eyes of Students

By Mary Grigsby
Subjects: Sociology

Presents the perspectives of contemporary college students on their lives and educations.

Breaking into the All-Male Club

Women professors of educational administration share their personal stories of being female firsts.

The First Time Effect

A fresh look at study abroad programs on American college and university campuses.

When the Pot Boils

By David A. Paul
Subjects: Education

Tells the story of the decline and near bankruptcy of a major American university, and how its dramatic turnaround was quickly achieved.

Cary Nelson and the Struggle for the University

Scholars engage the ideas and legacy of Cary Nelson in conversations about the corporate university, teaching, poetry, and activism.

The Way Literacy Lives

Challenges an autonomous model of literacy instruction in favor of one that recognizes and builds on students’ facility in navigating other rhetorical contexts.

Thought Knows No Sex

Grounded in student experiences at nineteenth-century Alfred University, this social history explores the origins of women’s higher education and the rural roots of reform.

Always at Odds?

By Mary C. Wright
Subjects: Education

How faculty and administrators at research universities can create a shared sense of values.

Defying the Odds

Examines why some working-class students pursue higher literacy while others don’t.

Preparing for College

Analyzes and defines the parameters of effective college outreach programs.

Mixed Race Students in College

Portrays the diverse experiences and identities of mixed race college students.

Who's in Charge of America's Research Universities?

By Thomas J. Tighe
Subjects: Education

Goes to the heart of the challenges facing the nation's research universities.

Religious Studies, Theology, and the University

Edited by Linell E. Cady & Delwin Brown
Subjects: Education

Explores the relationship between religious studies and theology and the place of each in the modern, secular university.

Funding Public Colleges and Universities for Performance

By Joseph C. Burke
Subjects: Education

Looks at the progress, popularity, and problems related to states linking funding of public colleges and universities to performance.

Increasing Access to College

Focuses on pre-college enrichment programs as a solution to the problem of minority and low-income student access to postsecondary education.

The Quest for Equity in Higher Education

A critical examination of current sociopolitical issues surrounding equity and diversity and their impact on higher education.

Day Late, Dollar Short

Edited by Peter C. Herman
Subjects: Education

Explores how shifts in the job market and changes in university culture and administration have influenced the "post-theory" generation of literary critics.

Traveling through the Boondocks

By Terry Caesar
Subjects: Education

Wry and honest essays on the everyday conditions of professional life at a "second-rate" university, with implications for our understanding of higher education in general.

Subject to Identity

Challenges the ways "lesbian academics" have been socially constructed.

Grass Roots and Glass Ceilings

African American university and college presidents, vice presidents, and deans offer firsthand reflections on their encounters with racism in higher education and the strategies they use to overcome obstacles they face.

Managed Professionals

Focuses on the ongoing negotiations of professional autonomy and managerial discretion and provides insight into the broad restructuring of faculty, with conclusions that extend beyond unionized faculty to all of academe.

Common Ground

This examination of feminist collaboration reconceptualizes ideas about creativity, cooperation, and competition in higher education.

Radical Interventions

Minority scholars offer a critical and often radical rethinking of fundamental questions concerning identity, politics, and difference/s as these inform educational theory and practice.

Community Service and Higher Learning

Portrays the experiences and development of students as they commit themselves to community service during their college years.

Promotion and Tenure

Articulates salient problems of tenure-track faculty, especially women and faculty of color. Offers a new paradigm to delineate ways in which the academic community can help socialize younger faculty, and honor differences more readily.

Token Professionals and Master Critics

This book addresses literary critics in mainstream institutions who, though they vastly outnumber their colleagues in more prestigious institutions, have little voice in the profession. It examines the ...

Performance versus Results

This study examines the consequences of cultural development on the emergence of contemporary sport. The current preoccupation with statistics and reductionist theories has objectified athletic performance ...

The Great Transformation in Higher Education, 1960-1980

Clark Kerr, former President of the University of California and a leader in higher education policymaking, offers his views of the turbulent decades when colleges and universities scrambled to provide ...

The Higher Learning and High Technology

In this critical new work, Slaughter investigates how university involvement in high technology influences higher education policy. By conducting a case study of the Business-Higher Education Forum, a ...