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Building The Responsive Campus

Author : William G. Tierney
ISBN : 0761909885
Genre : Education
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This critique of modern academia is also a proposal for making campuses more effective -- that is, better at meeting the clients' or customers' needs. The author addresses the problems that many academic institutions have today in clinging to the practices and organization of the past. By outlining the many problems in organization that colleges and universities face today, the author hopes to reveal workable solutions.
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Routledge Handbook Of The Economics Of Knowledge

Author : Cristiano Antonelli
ISBN : 9781136178658
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Routledge Handbook of the Economics of Knowledge provides a comprehensive framework to integrate the advancements over the last 20 years in the analysis of technological knowledge as an economic good, and in the static and dynamic characteristics of its generation process. There is a growing consensus in the field of economics that knowledge, technological knowledge in particular, is one of the most relevant resources of wealth, yet it is one of the most difficult and complex activities to understand or even to conceptualize. The economics of knowledge is an emerging field that explores the generation, exploitation, and dissemination of technological knowledge. Technological knowledge cannot any longer be regarded as a homogenous good that stems from standardized generation processes. Quite the opposite, technological knowledge appears more and more to be a basket of heterogeneous items, resources, and even experiences. All of these sources, which are both internal and external to the firm, are complementary, as is the interplay between a bottom-up and top-down generation processes. In this context, the interactions between the public research system, private research laboratories, and various networks of learning processes, within and among firms, play a major role in the creation of technological knowledge. In this Handbook special attention is given to the relationship among technological knowledge and both upstream scientific knowledge and related downstream resources. By addressing the antecedents and consequences of technological knowledge from both an upstream and downstream perspective, this Handbook will become an indispensable tool for scholars and practitioners aiming to master the generation and the use of technological knowledge.
Category: Business & Economics

Student Success In College

Author : George D. Kuh
ISBN : 1118046854
Genre : Education
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Student Success in College describes policies, programs, and practices that a diverse set of institutions have used to enhance student achievement. This book clearly shows the benefits of student learning and educational effectiveness that can be realized when these conditions are present. Based on the Documenting Effective Educational Practice (DEEP) project from the Center for Postsecondary Research at Indiana University, this book provides concrete examples from twenty institutions that other colleges and universities can learn from and adapt to help create a success-oriented campus culture and learning environment.
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Building Organizational Capacity

Author : J. Douglas Toma
ISBN : 0801899400
Genre : Education
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Toma's clear and well-integrated review of the latest research, as well as his advice for decision makers applying the book's lessons in practice, ensures this volume's place in the growing literature on strategy and management in higher education.
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Governance And The Public Good

Author : William G. Tierney
ISBN : 9780791481264
Genre : Education
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Grapples with a variety of policy issues in order to provoke a discussion of the state of higher education in the 21st century.
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Quality In Higher Education

Author : Brent D. Ruben
ISBN : 1412832586
Genre : Education
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The concept of quality in higher education is by no means a new one. By one set of definitions or another, colleges and universities throughout the world have always held the pursuit of excellence as their primary goal. Why then has the quality approach, developed and popularized in industry, and how increasingly applied in health care and government, receiving so much attention in higher education at this moment? What does this perspective add to the approaches to excellence with which they have long embraced? These are the two primary questions that this book seeks to address. Chapters and contributors include: -The New Productivity- by Peter F. Drucker; -World War n and the Quality Movement- by J. M. Juran; -The Quality Approach to Higher Education: Context of Concepts for Change- by Brent Ruben; -The Big Questions in Higher Education Today- by L. Edwin Coate; -An American Approach to Quality- by Marilyn R. Zuckerman and Lewis J. Hatala; -Quality hi Higher Education: Critical Issues in Definition and Assessment- by Brent Ruben; and -Ten Areas for Future Research in Total Quality Management- by A. Blanton Godfrey. The volume is graced with an opening essay by Francis L. Lawrence, president of Rutgers University. Higher education is in the public spotlight today due to the many challenges it now faces: rising tuition costs; frustration about a tight job market for graduates; calls for increased faculty productivity; concerns about political correctness; and criticisms regarding the use of grant and research funds, among others. Quality in Higher Education is a particularly timely book that will greatly benefit educators, university administrators, students, and sociologists, and all those who are interested in higher education today.
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Globalization And Reform In Higher Education

Author : Heather Eggins
ISBN : 0335213979
Genre : Education
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As the ability of each higher education system to produce the highly-skilled citizens required in the twenty first century becomes crucial, governments are recognizing and responding to global, as well as local, economic and cultural changes. Moreover, as the effects of globalization spread, their impact upon individual governments and their higher education institutions are becoming steadily more apparent.This book charts the key issues that are involved in reforming higher education to meet new global challenges. It draws on a team of distinguished international researchers from North America, Africa, Australia and Europe who consider particular topics: the reform of governance and finance, the funding of higher education, managerialism, accreditation and quality assurance, the use of performance indicators, faculty roles and rewards, and the cultural, social and ethical dimensions of change.The concluding section consists of two case studies: the first is a detailed discussion of the Australian government's introduction of higher education reform; the second assesses the transformation of higher education in South Africa in the face of contemporary global and local change.Globalization and Reform in Higher Education enables readers to develop a firm grasp of the current state of play in higher education institutions worldwide, issues to be dealt with, and difficulties that have to be transcended. The book is essential reading for academics, senior managers, parliamentarians and civil servants involved in higher education policy-making.ContributorsRosemary Deem, Heather Eggins, Elaine El-Khawas, D. Bruce Johnstone, Mary-Louise Kearney, Adrianna Kezar, Elisabeth Lillie, Simon Marginson, Ann I. Morey, Preeti Shroff-Mehta, Barbara Sporn, George Subotzky and William Taylor.
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Student Academic Services

Author : Gary L. Kramer
ISBN : UOM:39015057020813
Genre : Education
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Assessing Conditions To Enhance Educational Effectiveness

Author : George D. Kuh
ISBN : 0787982202
Genre : Education
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Assessing Conditions to Enhance Educational Effectiveness Are you satisfied with your institution's graduation rates? Does your institution adequately challenge and support all students and foster their learning and personal development? A companion volume to Student Success in College—the book that describes the policies, programs, and practices of twenty colleges and universities that have created success-oriented campus cultures and learning environments—this next-step resource will help an institution assess whether these conditions exist. The authors present the Inventory for Student Engagement and Success (ISES), a self-guided framework for conducting a comprehensive, systematic, institutionwide analysis. The process also can be applied to areas within an institution, such as a school or college within a university, an academic or student affairs division, or a department or program. The ISES includes sets of diagnostic queries that focus on the six properties and conditions common to high-performing schools as well as the five clusters of effective educational practices featured on the National Survey of Student Engagement. Suggestions are offered to illustrate how the information generated from the ISES process can be used for various purposes including accreditation self-studies, program reviews, staff development, faculty and governing board retreats, and strategic planning. The Inventory for Student Engagement and Success offers a practical approach for enhancing educational effectiveness and can be used to Focus institutional improvement or strategic planning efforts Inform self-studies for accreditation and program reviews Augment student learning outcomes assessment and related efforts to measure institutional performance
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