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Applying the College Completion Agenda to Practice: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 167

by Katherine L. Hughes & Andrea Venezia

This volume profiles some of the innovative reforms community college practitioners are engaged in, focusing on supporting students through to graduation. While much has been written at the federal and state...


Embracing Writing: Ways to Teach Reluctant Writers in Any College Course

by Gary R. Hafer & Maryellen Weimer

A guided approach to using college writing for everyone's learning

Faculty in every discipline are increasingly pressured to include major writing components as part of their courses. Unfortunately, as author...


Academic Freedom in a Democratic South Africa: Essays and Interviews on Higher Education and the Humanities

by John Higgins & J.M. Coetzee

This book argues that the core content of academic freedom—the principle of supporting and

extending open intellectual enquiry—is essential to realizing the full public value of higher

education. John Higgins...


MOOC U: Who Is Getting the Most Out of Online Education and Why

by Jeffrey J. Selingo

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Emerging Research and Practices on First-Year Students: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 160

by Ryan D. Padgett

What factors contribute to students’ lasting success?

Much research has explored the impact of the first year of college on student retention and success. With the new performance-based funding initiatives,...


100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding English Lessons

by Angella Cooze

100 IDEAS: QUICK - EASY - INSPIRED - OUTSTANDING

No notice inspections are something every teacher now has to be prepared for. This accessible new book provides strategies to embed into your everyday teaching...


Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

by William Deresiewicz

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing.

As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something...


Measuring Glass Ceiling Effects in Higher Education: Opportunities and Challenges: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 159

by Elizabeth M. O'Callaghan, Raul A. Leon & Jerlando F. L. Jackson

This volume offers readers a comprehensive means to understanding glass ceiling effects in higher education. Each chapter approaches the glass ceiling from a different perspective, providing compelling

arguments...


Assessing and Improving Student Writing in College: A Guide for Institutions, General Education, Departments, and Classrooms

by Barbara E. Walvoord

Step-by-step guidance for shaping better writers while keeping faculty workloads manageable

Effective communication is a critical skill for many academic disciplines and careers, and so colleges and universities...


The Concept of Academic Freedom

by Edmund L. Pincoffs

Most professors and administrators are aware that academic freedom is in danger of being brushed aside by a public that has little understanding of what is at stake. They may be only marginally aware that the...


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

by Noah D. Drezner & Frances Huehls

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...


Dorothy Heathcote on Education and Drama: Essential Writings

by Cecily O'Neill

Dorothy Heathcote MBE was a unique educator whose practice had a vital influence on the international development of Drama in Education. For more than half a century she inspired generations of teachers and...


Multi-campus University Systems: Africa and the Kenyan Experience

by Ishmael I. Munene

In the face of increasing social demand and cutbacks in state budgetary support, universities in African countries are now turning towards a multicampus system strategy. As African governments have adopted neoliberal...


The Future of Affirmative Action: New Paths to Higher Education Diversity after Fisher v. University of Texas

by Richard D. Kahlenberg

As the United States experiences dramatic demographic change-and as our society's income inequality continues to rise-promoting racial, ethnic, and economic inclusion at selective colleges has become more important...


Navigating the Doctoral Journey: A Handbook of Strategies for Success

by Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw & Lucinda S. Spaulding

This co-edited book provides doctoral candidates with a practical, cross-discipline handbook for successfully navigating the doctoral process – from initial program selection to the final dissertation defense...


Authentic Learning for the Digital Generation: Realising the potential of technology in the classroom

by Angela McFarlane

Why should we use technology to support learning?

Where does the responsibility lie to prepare young people to be active and successful cybercitizens?

Can we go on confiscating pupils' smartphones indefinitely?...


Wrioting in Social Spaces: A social processes approach to academic writing

by Rowena Murray

Writing in Social Spaces addresses the problem of making time and space for writing in academic life and work of the professionals and practitioners who do academic writing'. Even those who want to write, who...


Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Secondary Classroom: A very practical guide for teachers and lecturers

by Matt Jarvis

Brilliant Ideas for Using ICT in the Classroom is a totally practical, hands-on guide to using ICT in and around the classroom for all secondary school teachers and lecturers in post-compulsory education. Assuming...


English Teaching in the Secondary School 2/e: Linking Theory and Practice

by Mike Fleming & David Stevens

Presenting an informed view of current educational policy, this text encourages students of secondary English to take a creative and independent interpretation of government initiatives in order to achieve effective...


What Teachers Can Learn from Sports Coaches: A Playbook of Instructional Strategies

by Nathan Barber

The strategies used by winning coaches on the field can bring success to classrooms, too! In What Teachers Can Learn From Sports Coaches, you'll uncover that the athletic arena and the classroom have more in...