Assessment for Excellence

Author: Alexander W. Astin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442213612
Format: PDF, ePub
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Assessment for Excellence introduces a philosophy of assessment based upon the talent development concept. Colleges and universities prioritize developing the talents of students and faculty, rather than gathering the most resources and status for their institutions. The Input-Environment-Outcome assessment model focuses on talent development and highlight the pitfalls of common assessment practices.

To Serve a Larger Purpose

Author: John Saltmarsh
Publisher: Temple University Press
ISBN: 1439905088
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"To Serve a Larger Purpose" calls for the reclamation of the original democratic purposes of civic engagement and examines the requisite transformation of higher education required to achieve it. The contributors to this timely and relevant volume effectively highlight the current practice of civic engagement and point to the institutional change needed to realize its democratic ideals. Using multiple perspectives, "To Serve a Larger Purpose" explores the democratic processes and purposes that reorient civic engagement to what the editors call "democratic engagement." The norms of democratic engagement are determined by values such as inclusiveness, collaboration, participation, task sharing, and reciprocity in public problem solving and an equality of respect for the knowledge and experience that everyone contributes to education, knowledge generation, and community building. This book shrewdly rethinks the culture of higher education.

Creating Successful Partnerships Between Academic and Student Affairs

Author: John H. Schuh
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
ISBN: 9780787948696
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Although partnerships between academic affairs and student affairs are widely recognized as important for student learning and institutional effectiveness, the higher education community tends to discuss and applaud such collaborations without actually implementing them. This issue of New Directions for Student Services presents case studies of academic and student affairs partnerships that have been successfully put into practice at a variety of institutions, in areas such as service learning, the core curriculum, and residential learning communities. The authors offer academic and student affairs professionals practical strategies for forming collaborations that enhance learning and promote student success. The concluding chapter presents a set of guiding principles to use in assessing the effectiveness of partnerships and the climate for collaboration at individual institutions.This is the 87th issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Student Services. For more information on the series, please see the New Directions for Student Services page.

Student Affairs by the Numbers

Author: Rishi Sriram
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1620364549
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Student Affairs by the Numbers aims to be the go-to book for student affairs professionals who want to know the basics of quantitative research and statistics for their work. Books on assessment in student affairs tend to discuss processes more than research design and statistics. Most books on statistics share too much information for practitioners, overwhelming them and making it difficult to discern what they need to know. Since these books do not use examples from student affairs, it is even more difficult for practitioners to connect with new concepts. Student Affairs professionals need to know how to design a study, collect data, analyze data, interpret results, and present the results in an understandable manner. This book will begin by establishing the need for these skills in student affairs and then quickly move to how to develop a research culture, how to conduct research, how to understand statistics, and concluding with how to change our research/assessment behaviors in order to make higher education better for students.

Higher Education in Brazil

Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 9780821350911
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"For years, Brazil has had a system of higher education, which has not adequately met the needs of the Brazilian companies or prospective students. In comparison to other countries in the region, Brazilian universities have enrolled a significantly smaller percentage of the eligible students, have not produced an adequately trained work force and have been cost prohibitive for lower income students. Both economic and societal pressures are now forcing changes upon the educational system. Together with the Minister for Education, members of the National Education Council, and others, World Bank staff participated in an assessment of options to improve higher education over the next two or three decades. This study describes the educational system, provides an economic perspective and contains specific policy recommendations resulting from the assessment."

Higher Education Handbook of Theory and Research 15

Author: J.C. Smart
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780875861272
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities.

Developing Culturally Relevant Leadership Learning

Author: Kathy L. Guthrie
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119335884
Format: PDF
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The notion of culturally relevant leadership learning builds upon the ideas of developing leader identity and leadership capacity of diverse students. Focusing on four areas of leadership learning: education, training, development, and engagement, this volume presents a model of culturally relevant leadership learning in order to develop all student leaders. It proposes infusing the leadership development process with an understanding of how systemic oppression influences educational contexts and with an engagement in and across cultural differences. Our contexts and differences influence knowledge of self, others, cultural contexts and systems, and ultimately students’ knowledge and enactment of leadership.To this end, culturally relevant leadership development programs equip all students with the knowledge and skills to navigate diverse settings and lead culturally diverse groups and teams. Transforming the framework for how leadership programs are designed will result in contextually relevant leadership development programs and an increase in the breadth and depth of a diverse leadership cadre for our society. The Jossey-Bass quarterly report series New Directions for Student Leadership explores leadership concepts and pedagogical topics of interest to high school and college leadership educators. Issues are grounded in scholarship and feature practical applications and best practices in youth and adult leadership education.