Sexual Harassment and Higher Education

Author: Billie Wright Dziech
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136518118
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In 1984, Billie Dziech co-wrote The Lecherous Professor, one of the first books to articulate the problem of sexual harassment on college campuses. Since that time a number of books exploring the issues, cases, and laws have moved the topic into the public eye. This work, the brainchild of a lawyer and an academic, reflects on some of the more controversial and overlooked aspects of sexual harassment and its litigation and law. Chapters cover the legal and regulatory evolution of the issue and its context in higher education at the end of the 20th century; the importance of having colleges approach policy making and harassment by analyzing their own environment; an examination of the treatment of women experiencing harassment, with special focus on women who appear unscathed by it; the situation of the male on campus and the problem of non-meritorious cases; the most familiar myths of consensual relationships and the role of bans in dealing with them; and the contention that the sexual harassment issue has exposed higher education's excesses and contradictions.

Working Equal

Author: Elizabeth G. Creamer
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780815335450
Format: PDF
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Working Equal exposes the myth of heroic individualism that is central to contemporary Western thought. With more than thirty-five percent of full-time faculty with a spouse or partner in the same profession, dual career couples are a growing presence in higher education in the United States. This compelling and innovative volume examines and testifies to the contribution of intimate and familial relationships to artistic, literary, and scientific accomplishment. An original study of a growing phenomenon in higher education, Working Equal presents a new and invaluable portrait of contemporary faculty life.

The Emerging Markets and Higher Education

Author: Matthew S. McMullen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135578362
Format: PDF, Docs
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Using an interdisciplinary approach, this book analyzes the relationship between higher education, the economy and government in the development of a democratic and market economy society in emerging market countries. (Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary, China, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, Chile and Brazil).

Voices of Conflict

Author: Reitumetse Obakeng Mabokela
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135578990
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The South African higher education system has historically been characterized by racial and gender inequities inherited from the discriminatory policies of the apartheid era. Emerging from a higher education history plagued with deeply entrenched racial disparities, Voices of Conflict examines how academic programs and structures at the historically white universities have responded to the increasing enrollment of black students since the enactment of the Universities Amendment Act in 1983. Dr. Mabokela specifically seeks to understand the perceptions and attitudes of students, faculty, and administrators and to determine how these respective constituents have responded to changes in student demographics. Her study brings to light, with clarity and thoroughness, many too often overlooked and neglected issues in higher education in South Africa.

Higher Education

Author: Philip G. Altbach
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781573564809
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Higher education is often considered a local affair. Yet in reality it is a grand, worldwide enterprise. Here is the first effort to describe higher education on a global scale, mapping the rapidly growing field of higher education on both a national and international level by examining programs, training centers, and publications. This book is unquestionably the most comprehensive resource available concerning research and training in the field of higher education, making it valuable to scholars and practitioners alike.

Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education

Author: Elizabeth J. Allan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135197989
Format: PDF, ePub
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Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education highlights the work of accomplished and award-winning scholars and provides concrete examples of how feminist poststructuralism effectively informs research methods and can serve as a vital tool for policy makers, analysts, and practitioners. The research examines a range of topics of interest to scholars and professionals including: purposes of Higher Education, administrative leadership, athletics, diversity, student activism, social class, the history of women in postsecondary institutions, and quality and science in the globalized university. Students enrolled in Higher Education and Educational Policy programs will find this book offers them tools for thinking differently about policy analysis and educational practice. Higher Education faculty, managers, deans, presidents, and policy makers will find this book contributes significantly to their own policy analysis, practice, and discourse. Elizabeth J. Allan is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies program. Susan V. Iverson is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel at Kent State University where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies Program. Rebecca Ropers-Huilman is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota.

Transformation in Higher Education

Author: Nico Cloete
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781402040054
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Preface. Acknowledgements. Acronyms. Introduction. Section 1 The Higher Education Transformation Context: Global Reform Trends in Higher Education. The Higher Education Landscape Under Apartheid. Policy Expectations.- Section 2 The South African Higher Education Experience. Part 1 Funding and Students: Introduction. Funding. Students. Conclusion.- Part 2 Staff and Leadership: Introduction. Staff. Leadership. Conclusion.- Part 3 Curriculum and Research: Introduction. Curriculum. Research. Conclusion.- Part 4 The New Terrain: Introduction. Private Higher Education. The Emergent Landscape. Conclusion.- Section 3 The Dynamics of Change: Introduction. New South African Realities. Modes of Governance and the Limits of Policy.- Appendices: Commisioned Papers/Case Studies. Reflections. Reference Group. Profiles of Public Institutions in the SA Higher Education System.- Index.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Author: Heather Fry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317650220
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

Being a Teacher in Higher Education

Author: Knight
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 0335232043
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Being A Teacher in Higher Education draws extensively on research literatures to give detailed advice about the core business of teaching: instruction, learning activities, assessment, planning and getting good evaluations. It offers hundreds of practical suggestions in a collegial rather than didactic style.