BOOKS FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND POLICYMAKERS IN HIGHER EDUCATION
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Five Key Principles for a Creative and Sustainable Scholarly Practice
"Most researchers will tell you that they chose their career to do research, not to write about it and writing makes them feel uncomfortable. Danelle Stevens expertly emphasizes the development of positive attitudes that defuse that discomfort. So, this book can benefit all young researchers as part of their apprenticeship and those many, established researchers who still feel uncomfortable when they face the inevitable task of having to tell the world what they have discovered."
David Lindsay, author of Scientific Writing = Thinking in Words
Supporting Mid-Career Faculty
“The pivotal accomplishment of an emergent scholar—tenure—is celebrated by all, yet can give way to uncertainty and detachment. The chapters in Success After Tenure: Supporting Mid-Career Faculty provide pragmatic advice to midcareer professors navigating the next journey on their academic path. Baker, Lunsford, Neisler, Pifer, and LaPointe Terosky have edited an essential resource for scholars post tenure and their allies seeking a fulfilling career.”
Richard J. Reddick, Associate Professor and Coordinator, Program in Higher Education Leadership
Thinking Differently About College and University Governance
"The work of the Board and the chief executive officer has never been more critical in higher education than it is today. As we face this unparalleled disruption, we are all searching for the right "hands-on" tools that can moor us in times of challenge, point us in the right direction, and add wind to our sails as we reposition. This book rightly assumes that the success of institutions will be most determined by the Board's ability to govern effectively. This is not an esoteric work where you have to be an insider to understand its recommendations; rather, it is a practical guide to how we should be thinking about governance with ready made tools that can be used almost immediately.
It should be required reading for all boards of trustees and executives at colleges and universities."
Carmen Twillie Ambar, President,
Case Studies of High-Impact ePortfolio Practice
“Catalyst in Action makes a compelling case that ePortfolios—when made central to degree programs and to students’ educational development—spur transformative redirection and new connections across both of these conceptions of student success: degree or credential completion and students’ demonstrated development of capacities needed and rewarded in the world beyond college.
As Catalyst persuasively shows, ePortfolio practices help students develop capacities such as purposeful inquiry, mindful reflection, and the intentional integration of learning from different contexts, both school-based and experiential. Students who engage in these practices graduate better prepared to both apply and continue their learning in their roles beyond college.
Catalyst in Action features twenty case studies from a diverse set of institutions, extending from broad access community colleges through four-year colleges and major universities in the U.S. and abroad, to graduate programs in education and divinity. Readers will find in these pages a wealth of new detail on the 'how' of institutionalizing ePortfolios, from first year experiences and bridge programs to designs for entire programs, to enhancements for high priority educational goals such as effective writing.”
Carol Geary Schneider, Lumina Fellow, and president emerita of the Association of American Colleges and Universities