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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...


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...


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,...


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...


Talking Points for Shakespeare Plays: Discussion Activities for Hamlet, a Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Richard III

by Lyn Dawes

What do students think about Shakespeare? Classic, timeless and full of rich ideas; or difficult, impenetrable and completely uninteresting?

We want young people to develop a real interest in Shakespeare, based...


Debates in Physical Education Teaching

by Susan Capel & Margaret Whitehead

Debates in Physical Education explores major issues physical education teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It engages with established and contemporary debates, promotes and supports critical...


Planning Process Drama: Enriching teaching and learning

by Pamela Bowell & Brian S. Heap

Process drama is now firmly established, internationally, as a powerful and dynamic pedagogy. This clear and accessible book provides a practical, step-by-step guide to the planning of process drama. Grounded...


Authenticity in and through Teaching: The transformative potential of the scholarship of university teaching: The transformative potential of the scho

by Carolin Kreber

What does it mean to be authentic? Why should it matter whether or not we become more authentic? How might authenticity inform and enhance the social practice of the scholarship of university teaching and, by...


Everything for Sale? The Marketisation of UK Higher Education

by Roger Brown & Helen Carasso

The marketisation of higher education is a growing worldwide trend. Increasingly, market steering is replacing or supplementing government steering. Tuition fees are being introduced or increased, usually at...


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.


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...


African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision

by Tamara Brown

The first African American fraternities and sororities were established at the turn of the twentieth century to encourage leadership, racial pride, and academic excellence among black college students confronting...


In the Company of Scholars: The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education

by Julius Getman

"I began this book to articulate my sense of disappointment and alienation from the status I had fought so hard to achieve." A remarkable admission from an alumnus of Harvard Law School who has held tenured...


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...


Black Greek-letter Organizations in the Twenty-First Century

by Gregory Parks

For much of the twentieth century, black Greek-letter organizations (BGLOs) united individuals dedicated to excellence, fostering kinship ties, and uplifting African Americans. Despite the profound influence...