Download Old Main: Small Colleges in Twenty-First Century America by Samuel Schuman PDF

By Samuel Schuman

This perceptive and cogent account attracts on key info and firsthand observations to inform the tale of the small collage in the US. outlined as associations that join among 500 and 3,000 full-time scholars, small schools quantity approximately 600 within the usa. Many are thriving, whereas a few -- no matter if via low enrollment, ballooning debt, or uncomplicated misfortune -- face doubtful futures. educated via his personal reviews as a instructor and administrator, Samuel Schuman sketches the background and improvement of those associations; then makes a speciality of their present stipulations and destiny chances. directors, school, and researchers will relish Schuman's perception into institutional offerings and their results. outdated major is a necessary publication for an individual who stocks Schuman's conviction that small schools occupy a primary position in American better schooling.

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Download ''Strangers'' of the Academy: Asian Women Scholars in Higher by Guofang Li, Gulbahar H. Beckett, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim PDF

By Guofang Li, Gulbahar H. Beckett, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim

At the least different minorities, Asian girls students are faced with racial discrimination and stereotyping in addition to disrespect for his or her study, instructing, and management, and are underrepresented in academia. within the face of such obstacles, many Asian girl students have constructed concepts to outlive and thrive. This booklet is without doubt one of the first to check their lived adventure in Western educational discourses. It addresses the socio-cultural, political, educational, and private concerns that Asian woman students stumble upon in better schooling. The participants to this booklet contain first- and second-generation immigrants who're lecturers and researchers in larger schooling and who come from a variety of Asian countries and backgrounds. They right here mix new learn and private narratives to discover the intersecting layers of relationships that effect their lives—language, tradition, educational discourses, gender, type, new release, and race. The publication is replete with the richness and complexity of those students’ struggles and triumphs of their expert and private realms.This strong and fascinating volume:* Examines and celebrates the struggles and triumphs that Asian lady students adventure as they struggle to “make it” in educational environments which could vary sharply from the tradition in their international locations of starting place; * Highlights the original contributions the authors have made to analyze, conception, and the profession;* Establishes the authors’ declare to visibility and a voice for themselves and extra usually for Asian ladies within the academy; * Opens a discussion on those severe matters by way of sharing the educational and private stories of senior and junior students alike; and * Contributes to the on-going dialogue on concerns pertinent to the prestige of minority lady students in better schooling.

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Download The Two-Body Problem: Dual-Career-Couple Hiring Practices in by Lisa Wolf-Wendel PDF

By Lisa Wolf-Wendel

Nearly 8 of each ten teachers have spouses or companions who're operating execs, and virtually 1/2 those companions are teachers besides. in truth, dual-career educational are so wide-spread that "the two-body challenge" has develop into a typical manner of relating the location. more and more, excessive festival to rent the easiest school forces associations to aid dual-career to find compatible employment for the accompanying wife or associate. The authors of The Two-Body challenge research guidelines and practices utilized by faculties and universities to answer the wishes of dual-career in the fiscal, felony, and demographic contexts of upper schooling. utilizing facts from an intensive survey of private and non-private universities in addition to in-depth case experiences of associations representing detailed ways to this challenge, the authors locate that the kind of establishment -- its place, measurement, governance, challenge, and source availability -- is a severe consider selecting dual-career employment techniques. The Two-Body challenge describes quite a few lodging types intensive and offers important info for faculty and college directors accountable for hiring college and assisting their functionality. (Fall 2006)

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Download Sacred and Secular Tensions in Higher Education: Connecting by Michael D. Waggoner PDF

By Michael D. Waggoner

Both sacred and secular worldviews have lengthy held a spot in U.S. better schooling, even though non-religious views were privileged in so much associations within the glossy period. Sacred and Secular Tensions in greater schooling illustrates the significance of cultivating a number of worldviews at public, inner most, and faith-based faculties and universities within the curiosity of educational freedom, and highbrow and ethical dialogue.

Contributors to this edited assortment argue that sacred views are as imperative to modern better schooling within the usa because the extra dominant secular views. The debates and matters addressed during this ebook try and rebalance the discussion and position an emphasis on pluralism, instead of claim victory of 1 paradigm over the opposite. scholar affairs directors, larger schooling and non secular reviews school, and campus ministers and chaplains will take advantage of higher knowing the interaction of those occasionally competing and infrequently complementary rules on campus, and the influence of the controversy at the lives of school, scholars, and staff.

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Download Practice-Based Education: Perspectives and Strategies by Joy Higgs, Ronald Barnett, Stephen Billett PDF

By Joy Higgs, Ronald Barnett, Stephen Billett

Practice-Based schooling: views and techniques. This booklet attracts at the collective imaginative and prescient, learn, scholarship and event of major teachers within the box of practice-based schooling. It provides a number of views and significant value determinations in this major development in greater schooling and examines options for imposing this tough and encouraging mode of studying, educating and curriculum improvement. Eighteen chapters are offered throughout 3 sections of the ebook: Contesting and Contextualising Practice-Based schooling Practice-Based schooling Pedagogy and techniques the way forward for Practice-Based schooling.

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Download Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting by Kathleen F. Gabriel PDF

By Kathleen F. Gabriel

As societal expectancies approximately attending university have grown, professors document expanding numbers of scholars who're unprepared for the trials of postsecondary education—not simply extra scholars with studying disabilities (whose numbers have greater than tripled), yet scholars (with and with out targeted admission prestige) who're academically at-risk due to insufficient analyzing, writing and learn abilities. This ebook offers professors and their graduate educating assistants—those on the entrance line of interactions with students—with ideas and ways they could use at school to aid at-risk scholars increase their talents so that it will effectively whole their studies.The writer stocks confirmed practices that won't simply have interaction all scholars in a category, but additionally create the conditions—while retaining excessive criteria and excessive expectations—to allow at-risk and under-prepared scholars to boost academically and graduate with sturdy grades. the writer additionally explains tips on how to paintings successfully with educational help devices on campus. in the framework of picking these scholars who need assistance, constructing a rapport with them, adopting inclusive educating innovations, and providing acceptable information, the booklet provides the speculation lecturers will want, and potent school room concepts. the writer covers educating philosophy and objectives; problems with self-discipline and behaviour; motivation and making expectancies particular; school room weather and studying types; constructing time administration and research talents; in addition to the appliance of “universal layout” strategies.The principles awarded here—that the writer has effectively hired over many years—can be simply built-in into any category.

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Download The Law School Admission Game: Play Like an Expert, Second by Ann K. Levine Esq. PDF

By Ann K. Levine Esq.

Research every thing you must be aware of to get into legislations college. This re-written and entirely up to date model of the bestselling legislation university admission consultant (first released in 2009) offers specified details on tips to current your self within the legislation university program technique. Ann Levine brings greater than a decade of expertise in legislation college admissions (as director of admissions for legislation faculties and as a legislations college admission advisor) to supply recommendation approximately writing the simplest legislation tuition own statements, the way to decide upon humans to put in writing letters of advice, what to incorporate on your resume, find out how to clarify weaknesses on your program comparable to a low GPA or LSAT rating, how you can organize for the LSAT, and the way to settle on a legislation college. as soon as you have got submitted your legislations university purposes, this publication will proceed to lead you on getting approved from a ready checklist, negotiating legislation university scholarships, and shifting to a brand new legislation tuition after your 1L 12 months. The booklet comprises pattern resumes with annotations, an research of private assertion introductions, tips about writing not obligatory essays for legislation colleges, and pattern addenda. whether you're a non-traditional applicant, a global pupil, or when you have studying disabilities, you'll find information particular on your scenario.

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Download Dr Graham Lawler's Back to the Black: How to Get Out of Debt by Dr Graham Lawler PDF

By Dr Graham Lawler

Who else desires to transparent their money owed? "Back to the Black" takes a realistic instead of a theoretical procedure and relies at the daily monetary judgements all of us need to face. the writer has on from his hugely profitable realizing the numbers e-book to the following, care for debt removing. the writer indicates the way it is feasible to develop into debt loose in many years yet with no placing lifestyles on carry. In a candid manner he exhibits how he made some of these errors and the way he has conquer them. He has researched strategies which are basic to exploit but are devastatingly strong in assisting the reader to control their cash, take again keep an eye on in their lives and dispose of debt as a life-style.

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Download Academic instincts by Marjorie Garber PDF

By Marjorie Garber

In this vigorous and provocative booklet, cultural critic Marjorie Garber, who has written on subject matters as diverse as Shakespeare, canines, cross-dressing, and actual property, explores the pleasures and pitfalls of the tutorial lifestyles. Academic Instincts discusses 3 of the perennial concerns that experience surfaced in contemporary debates concerning the humanities: the relation among "amateurs" and "professionals," the relation among one educational self-discipline and one other, and the relation among "jargon" and "plain language." instead of purely taking aspects, the ebook explores the ways that such debates are necessary to highbrow lifestyles. Garber argues that the very issues deplored or defended in discussions of the arts can't be both eradicated or counseled as the dialogue itself is what supplies humanistic suggestion its vitality.

Written in lively and vibrant prose, and entire of telling element drawn either from the heritage of scholarship and from the day-by-day press, Academic Instincts is a booklet through a widely known Shakespeare pupil and prize-winning instructor who bargains research instead of polemic to provide an explanation for why trendy academics and students are instantly breaking new flooring and treading well-known paths. It opens the door to a major national and around the globe dialog concerning the reorganization of information and the kinds in and during which we educate the arts. And it does so in a spirit either beneficiant and positive in regards to the current and the way forward for those disciplines.

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Download Building World-Class Universities: Different Approaches to a by Qi Wang, Ying Cheng, Nian Cai Liu PDF

By Qi Wang, Ying Cheng, Nian Cai Liu

Inside of larger schooling, world-class universities are usually considered as elite learn universities and play a severe position in constructing a nation's competitiveness within the worldwide wisdom financial system. more and more nations, areas and better schooling associations in numerous components of the realm have joined an identical conflict for tutorial excellence. whereas rising international locations and their universities make each attempt to augment their means and increase their learn functionality, the educational superpowers endeavour to take care of - if no longer additional increase- their international positions. "Building World-Class Universities: various ways to a Shared target" intends to supply an in-depth photograph of alternative techniques in pursuit of the shared aim of constructing educational excellence, and to mirror the present traits during this box. Divided into 3 components, the e-book covers: • construction world-class universities from a national/regional standpoint, • coping with world-class universities from an institutional viewpoint, and • measuring world-class universities from a ranking/indicator standpoint. This e-book not just represents a contribution to the continuing dialogue concerning development world-class universities, yet may be obvious as a continuation of the former 3 volumes in this subject - "World-Class Universities and score: Aiming past Status", "The World-Class college as a part of a brand new better schooling Paradigm: From Institutional traits to Systemic Excellence", and "Paths to a World-Class collage: classes from Practices and Experiences". All 4 books might be necessary readings for college students and teachers in better schooling in most cases, as well as coverage makers and educated practitioners

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