Higher education in the United States is a complex, diverse, and important enterprise. The latest book in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series brings to life issues of governance, organization, teaching and learning, student life, faculty, finances, college sports, public policy, fundraising, and innovations in higher education today. Written by renowned author John R. Thelin, each chapter bridges research, theory, and practice and discusses a range of institutions - including the often overlooked for-profits, community colleges, and minority serving institutions. A blend of stories and analysis, this exciting new book challenges present and future higher education practitioners to be informed and active participants, capable of improving their institutions.
John R. Thelin is Professor of Higher Education and Public Policy at the University of Kentucky, USA.
Series Editor's Introduction Preface Acknowledgments Chapter 1: Introduction: Higher Education Inside and Out Chapter 2: Bricks and Mortar: Creating the American Campus Chapter 3: Teaching and Learning Chapter 4: Students and Student Life Chapter 5: Faculty and the Academic Profession Chapter 6: Governance and Organization: Structures and Cultures Chapter 7: Fiscal Fitness: Budgets and Finances Chapter 8: Intercollegiate Athletics: Higher Education's Peculiar Institution Chapter 9: Public Policies: The Campus and Federal, State, and Local Governments Chapter 10: Fund-raising and Philanthropy: The Nonprofit Sector Chapter 11: Research and Development: The Enterprising Campus Chapter 12: Colleges and Consumerism: Cost and Price of Higher Education Chapter 13: Innovations and Internationalizations in American Higher Education Chapter 14: Conclusion: Beyond Business as Usual Index