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Higher & further education, tertiary education

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Perspectives on Higher Education

Perspectives on Higher Education

Author: Burton R. Clark Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1984.

Perspectives on Higher Education

Perspectives on Higher Education

Author: Burton R. Clark Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/02/2021

This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1984.

Inquiring into Academic Timescapes

Inquiring into Academic Timescapes

Author: Filip Vostal Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/02/2021

Proliferating literature claims that academia is in a critical condition, generating armies of anxious, neurotic and time-hungry individuals which are governed by the speed imperatives integral to a modernist and capitalist rationality. This book puts the temporal ordering of academic life under the microscope, and showcases the means of yielding a better understanding of how time and temporality act both as instruments of power and vulnerability within the academic space. This book brings together more than three dozen scholars who collectively craft a much-needed nuanced sociologically-driven perspective of temporalities in academia. Delving into contemporary processes which are quintessentially temporal in their character, such as the increasing precariousness of jobs among junior scholars, the prevalence of grant funding, the role of evaluation systems, and the political economy of higher education, the authors offer a forensic analysis of the complex nature of academic temporalities as experienced, understood, controlled, managed and contested in various academic and research contexts.

Using Data to Improve Teacher Education

Using Data to Improve Teacher Education

Author: Charles Peck Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2021

This book offers concrete examples of how data can be used by faculty, staff, and program leaders to improve their collective work as teacher educators. Strong external accountability mandates often lead to tensions that undermine local morale and motivation. This volume focuses on the practical work of navigating these tensions so that valuable programmatic change can happen. It describes policies and practices drawn from a study of high data use teacher education programs from around the country that have strategically engaged the challenges of learning to use data for program improvement. Readers will see how the data-use work carried out in these programs strengthened local program identity and coherence. Representing a collaborative effort between researchers and practitioners, this volume presents lessons learned to assist teacher educators who are engaged daily with the challenges of making data useful and used in their programs. Book Features: Examples of how tensions between external mandates for accountability and program improvement can be navigated in ways that are grounded in local program values. Detailed case study portraits of individual programs that offer a full and action-oriented sense of data use work. Strategies for ensuring that data systems are responsive to multiple stakeholders, such as faculty, administrators, students, and policymakers. A diversity of perspectives and experiences from small liberal arts colleges, large teacher preparation institutions, and research-intensive universities.

Using Data to Improve Teacher Education

Using Data to Improve Teacher Education

Author: Charles Peck Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2021

This book offers concrete examples of how data can be used by faculty, staff, and program leaders to improve their collective work as teacher educators. Strong external accountability mandates often lead to tensions that undermine local morale and motivation. This volume focuses on the practical work of navigating these tensions so that valuable programmatic change can happen. It describes policies and practices drawn from a study of high data use teacher education programs from around the country that have strategically engaged the challenges of learning to use data for program improvement. Readers will see how the data-use work carried out in these programs strengthened local program identity and coherence. Representing a collaborative effort between researchers and practitioners, this volume presents lessons learned to assist teacher educators who are engaged daily with the challenges of making data useful and used in their programs. Book Features: Examples of how tensions between external mandates for accountability and program improvement can be navigated in ways that are grounded in local program values. Detailed case study portraits of individual programs that offer a full and action-oriented sense of data use work. Strategies for ensuring that data systems are responsive to multiple stakeholders, such as faculty, administrators, students, and policymakers. A diversity of perspectives and experiences from small liberal arts colleges, large teacher preparation institutions, and research-intensive universities.

Preparing for College and University Teaching

Preparing for College and University Teaching

Author: Joanna Gilmore Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/01/2021

This book is a guide for designing professional development programs for graduate students. The teaching competencies framework presented here can serve as the intended curriculum for such programs. The book will also be an excellent resource for evaluating programs, and will be an excellent resource for academics who study graduate students. This book presents the work of the Graduate Teaching Competencies Consortium to identify, organize, and clarify the competencies that graduate students need to teach effectively when they join the professoriate. To achieve this goal, the Consortium developed a framework of 10 teaching competencies organized around three overarching questions: What do graduate students need to achieve by the end of their graduate education to be successful teacher-scholars? What do graduate students need to understand about higher education to have successful careers as educators? What do graduate students need to do to be successful teachers during their graduate student careers? Although much work has been done to identify the competencies of effective teachers in higher education, only a small portion of this work has been conducted with graduate student instructors. This is an important area of research given that graduate students are critical in the higher education academic pipeline. Nationally, graduate students teach between 25% and 50% of courses offered at the undergraduate level. Graduate student teaching is also critical because during early teaching experiences teachers establish a teaching style and set of teaching skills, which will endure as graduate students enter the professoriate. It is important to develop a teaching competency framework that is specific to graduate student instructors as they often have unique needs and roles as teachers. Moreover, as many professional development programs for graduate student instructors evolve based upon factors such as available resources and perceived needs of graduate students, this framework will be a useful aid for thoughtfully designing strategic, evidence-based, comprehensive professional development opportunities and programs.

Preparing for College and University Teaching

Preparing for College and University Teaching

Author: Joanna Gilmore Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/01/2021

This book is a guide for designing professional development programs for graduate students. The teaching competencies framework presented here can serve as the intended curriculum for such programs. The book will also be an excellent resource for evaluating programs, and will be an excellent resource for academics who study graduate students. This book presents the work of the Graduate Teaching Competencies Consortium to identify, organize, and clarify the competencies that graduate students need to teach effectively when they join the professoriate. To achieve this goal, the Consortium developed a framework of 10 teaching competencies organized around three overarching questions: What do graduate students need to achieve by the end of their graduate education to be successful teacher-scholars? What do graduate students need to understand about higher education to have successful careers as educators? What do graduate students need to do to be successful teachers during their graduate student careers? Although much work has been done to identify the competencies of effective teachers in higher education, only a small portion of this work has been conducted with graduate student instructors. This is an important area of research given that graduate students are critical in the higher education academic pipeline. Nationally, graduate students teach between 25% and 50% of courses offered at the undergraduate level. Graduate student teaching is also critical because during early teaching experiences teachers establish a teaching style and set of teaching skills, which will endure as graduate students enter the professoriate. It is important to develop a teaching competency framework that is specific to graduate student instructors as they often have unique needs and roles as teachers. Moreover, as many professional development programs for graduate student instructors evolve based upon factors such as available resources and perceived needs of graduate students, this framework will be a useful aid for thoughtfully designing strategic, evidence-based, comprehensive professional development opportunities and programs.

Internationalization of Higher Education for Development

Internationalization of Higher Education for Development

Author: Susanne (Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany) Ress Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2021

Illuminating thus far understudied international relations in global higher education, the book titled Internationalization of Higher Education for Development illustrates how the Brazilian government, under the presidency of Luis Inacio Lula da Silva (2003-2010), legitimized Africa-Brazil relations often referring to the presumably shared history of transatlantic slavery as the condition for solidarity cooperation and international integration. Ress reveals how this notion of history produces a vision of Brazil as a multicultural nation able to redress longstanding racialized inequalities while casting 'Africa' as the continent that remains forever in the past. She explores how this ambiguous notion was translated into curricula and classroom practices, and, in particular how it shaped international students' experiences at a newly-created university in the Northeast of Brazil. Ress demonstrates how the historicized framing in conjunction with the powerfully racialized class structures that characterize Brazilian society, the challenging material conditions surrounding the university, and the future aspirations of students created an environment that made solidarity an economic necessity while repeating the century-old colonial gesture of othering 'Africa' in new yet all too familiar ways - reworking and reemploying the idea of race in the name of Brazil's progress and development. This book showcases in an innovative way the challenges and opportunities of building international relations in postcolonial education contexts. A much-needed advances over current scholarship analysing race, blackness, and solidarity, it offers a timely contribution to postfoundational and postcolonial studies in comparative and international education.

International Perspectives on Emerging Trends and Integrating Research-based Learning across the Curriculum

International Perspectives on Emerging Trends and Integrating Research-based Learning across the Curriculum

Author: Enakshi Sengupta Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/01/2021

In the 21st century global knowledge economy, research based universities occupy prime position, and have multiple roles to play beyond teaching, learning and supporting the academic achievements of students. Offering an international perspective, this book demonstrates how these emerging trends are being viewed across different countries with a broad range of completely diverse socio-cultural backgrounds. The authors explore the contribution of universities towards the advancement of global science and scholarship in countries like Turkey, Kosovo, Latin America and US. Delving into new information and processes across these countries, they investigate how the future of academic research is changing, evolving, and ultimately contributing towards emerging trends which are significant in shaping the academic and societal roles played by universities, and in understanding the human condition. It is by engaging in this research that the authors demonstrate to readers how culture, technology and society interact within and beyond the academic space, and are rooted in the foundation of intellectual and scientific trends.

Building Gender Equity in the Academy

Building Gender Equity in the Academy

Despite decades of effort by federal science funders to increase the numbers of women holding advanced degrees and faculty jobs in science and engineering, they are persistently underrepresented in academic STEM disciplines, especially in positions of seniority, leadership, and prestige. Women filled 47% of all US jobs in 2015, but held only 24% of STEM jobs. Barriers to women are built into academic workplaces: biased selection and promotion systems, inadequate structures to support those with family and personal responsibilities, and old-boy networks that can exclude even very successful women from advancing into top leadership roles. But this situation can-and must-change. In Building Gender Equity in the Academy, Sandra Laursen and Ann E. Austin offer a concrete, data-driven approach to creating institutions that foster gender equity. Focusing on STEM fields, where gender equity is most lacking, Laursen and Austin begin by outlining the need for a systemic approach to gender equity. Looking at the successful work being done by specific colleges and universities around the country, they analyze twelve strategies these institutions have used to create more inclusive working environments, including * implementing inclusive recruitment and hiring practices * addressing biased evaluation methods * establishing equitable tenure and promotion processes * strengthening accountability structures, particularly among senior leadership * improving unwelcoming department climates and cultures * supporting dual-career couples * offering flexible work arrangements that accommodate personal lives * promoting faculty professional development and advancement Laursen and Austin also discuss how to bring these strategies together to create systemic change initiatives appropriate for specific institutional contexts. Drawing on three illustrative case studies-at Case Western Reserve University, the University of Texas at El Paso, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison-they explain how real institutions can strategically combine several equity-driven approaches, thereby leveraging their individual strengths to make change efforts comprehensive. Grounded in scholarship but written for busy institutional leaders, Building Gender Equity in the Academy is a handbook of actionable strategies for faculty and administrators working to improve the inclusion and visibility of women and others who are marginalized in the sciences and in academe more broadly.

Humanizing Higher Education through Innovative Approaches for Teaching and Learning

Humanizing Higher Education through Innovative Approaches for Teaching and Learning

Author: Enakshi Sengupta Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2021

As the demand for quality education grows, whilst resources are limited, innovative pedagogy is the only solution that can bridge both scarcity and quality. This edited collection showcases how innovative approaches to teaching and learning have become the need of the hour in higher education. How might new technologies and a fresh take on curriculum design create a sufficient impact on learners? Pouring renewed emphasis onto the practice of innovative pedagogy, the authors chronicle the success stories of fresh interventions, and demonstrate the potential impact of re-inventing the learner-centered approach. With insight from academics around the world, including action-based models, the authors address the challenges which they faced while implementing new and sometimes radical methods, and provide a roadmap for future change. Pooling a wealth of experience on how to create an efficient learning environment in today's competitive world, this book prepares educators, policymakers and other stakeholders to embrace transformational change within their institutions.

The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor

The Beauty and the Burden of Being a Black Professor

Author: Cheron H. Davis Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/01/2021

It has been well chronicled that Black professors have experienced a long history of inequities and inequalities within the academic space. This volume explores the experiences, challenges and triumphs experienced by Black professors. Including personal essays written by Black professors, this volume showcases personal insights and inspirational stories from leading Black scholars across the US. It highlights and problematizes the uncomfortable truth of the lack of diversity in many higher education institutions in order to further discussions on the topic of race in academia, and to assist academics of color in preparing for their careers. Future academics will gain a sense of how to launch their careers, stay productive in research, teaching and service, and avoid the racial-related malaise that can hinder new academics of color. By presenting discussions on professional development, and emphasizing the challenges and triumphs experienced by Black professors across disciplines, this book provides advice for junior Black scholars on how to navigate academe and tackle the challenges that Black scholars often face.