Higher Education in the United States: An Encyclopedia
Forest and Kinser, eds. 2 Volumes: ABC-CLIO, 2002

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Topic Themes included Author
Academic advising taking right courses, poor vs. good advising, role of faculty vs. separate office

Margaret King
Schenectady County Community College

Academic freedom history of, support for and against, relationship to 1st amendment, examples of famous legal cases (e.g., Jeffries) M. Christopher Brown
Penn State University
Academic Leadership
presidents, senior staff – the trouble with academic leadership, tension vs. traditional collegial history, faculty role in leadership

Peter Eckel
American Council on Education

Academic press

role of university press as gatekeeper for knowledge distribution; current pressures to make money Peter Givler
Academic Support Programs, centers, approaches to (incl. Peer tutoring), history of, political ideals behind Frank Christ
Access Relevant policies and legislation; philosophy and goals behind (social, economic); open admissions; current issues; emerging role of distance ed Greg Anderson
Columbia University
Accountability for how institutions use resources; focus on assessment, more effective production of desired outcomes; Linda Johnsrud and Joanne Gisselquist
University of Hawaii
Accreditation*** include both regional and specialized; history; challenges to accreditation’s legitimacy

Judith Eaton.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Administration – Academic Dean, Dept. Chair, other common titles and their responsibilities; preparation for professional career in this field James Bess
Amherst, Massachusetts
Administration – general what is a bursar? registrar? provost? Other common titles and their responsibilities; preparation for Bob Dixon
Administration – Student Affairs residence hall types, programs; preparation for professional career in this field John Mueller
private counselors; Kaplan, test prep companies; criteria, limitations; need-blind admissions; selectivity; early decision Joyce Smith
Adult Learning   Stephen Brookfield
University of St. Thomas
Adult Students Demographics and issues Carol Kasworm
North Carolina State University

Advanced placement

refer to College Board; history of; current issues Patricia Maloney
American Council on Education
Affirmative Action History, impact, support for/opposition to Ben Baez
Georgia State University
African American Studies Bruce Anthony Jones
African Americans in Higher Education Stafford Hood
Arizona State University
Alternative Providers of Higher Education Non-traditional institutions, organizations Jeffrey Sun
Columbia University
Alumni influence of; donations, fundraising issues Pamela Eddy
Michigan State University
American Association of University Professors influence of; policies; history of; current issues Mary Bergin
American Association of University Professors
American Council on Education influence of; policies; history of; current issues Laura Saiya
American Council On Education
Articulation community college transfer; state system common numbering systems, etc.; example of California and Florida system approaches Barbara Townsend
University of Missouri
Asian American Studies L. Ling-chi Wang University of California, Berkeley
Asian Americans in Higher Education L. Ling-chi Wang University of California, Berkeley
Assessment – student learning theories of, methods of; contested validity (ideas of portfolio, etc.); also discuss peer assessment Thomas Angelo
University of Akron and
James JF Forest,
U.S. Military Academy

Associate Degree

Development, transferability, terminal, changing interest in, as a credential for the workforce as compared to HS Diploma David Pierce
American Association of Community Colleges
Associations DC establishment, other membership organizations within higher ed Connie Cook
importance of, culture of “big sports”, NCAA, varsity, intercollegiate big-time vs. intramural, table listing all regional conferences Doug Toma
University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor’s Degree

describe various kinds, changing interest in, as a credential for the workforce as compared to HS Diploma

Kelly Maxwell
University of Michigan


Bayh-Dole Act Roger Geertz Gonzales
Penn State University
Campus Climate Measuring, impact on faculty and student life Adrianna Kezar
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education
Career preparation Purpose of education, changing emphasis toward Melora Sundt
University of Southern California
Carnegie Classification List, definitions, history of its development, future developments Alex McCormack
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
Ceremonies and traditions Includes commencement, convocation, baccalaureate, graduation, other events as well as robes, Latin, other symbolic stuff Robert Kelly
Collaborative Education Descriptions and definition, role in curricular design and innovation Ted Panitz
College Board Description, history and functions Chris Chaves
Community Colleges History and development, issues relating to access and completion; “cooling out” debate Kevin Dougherty
Columbia University
Community Relations Town-gown issues, involvement in community Ron Singleton
Community Service Students completing, curricular and extracurricular dimension Dean McGovern
University of Montana
Competency-based education History, purpose, and current demand, business interest in, curricular reformer interest in Xin Wang
Competition Between institutions for resources, students, general prestige, faculty raids, financial aid incentives Michael Mills
University of South Florida
Consumerism Students and parents perspective toward the institution; “shopping by fax” for best fin aid deal Edwin Mays
Continuing education Role in community outreach, place of access for non-traditional students

Peter Cookson and Katie Embree
Columbia University

Co-op programs Work experience programs for students, Cincinnati model, Antioch model, others? Debbie Blanke and Dana Christman
Core curriculum Definitions of, role in the curriculum Dmitry Suspitsin
Penn State University
Crime Occurrence on campus, policy issue, types of crime, (cross ref. w/Student Right to Know act)

Melora Sundt
University of Southern California

Critical thinking As outcome of education, strategies, measuring, defining Dmitry Suspitsin
Penn State University
Curricular innovations History of curricular innovations, open colleges, honors, grading changes, interdisciplinary, technology; opposition to

Lisa Lattuca
Loyola University-Chicago

Curriculum Definitions of, debates over Clif Conrad and Kathyn Huggett
University of Wisconsin
Degrees Various kinds, development of, results of new disciplines of study, credentialing characteristics Chris Chaves
Department of Education History, responsibilities, ERIC, NCES, OERI, IPEDS, annual ‘Condition” reports, faculty research; former Department of Health, Education and Welfare Adrianna Kezar
ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education
Departments and Academic Units Expansion of, emphasis on disciplinary research, role in legitimizing scholarship, development of academic journals to support; units within a college competing for resources; informal national rankings of departmental quality within disciplines Carol Colbeck
Penn State University
Desegregation Southern institutions, legal decisions, court orders Clif Conrad
Disability access Changes institutions have made to accommodate, ADA stuff Susan Pliner
Disciplinary Associations New disciplines, evolutions of, role in defining scholarship, List disciplinary associations, e.g., ASA, APA, etc. Marty Apple, ACS
Dissertations Describe process, how they are distributed and used, the stress of completing them! Linda Johnsrud and Jocelyn Surla
University of Hawaii
Distance education Definition of, history of, use of technology, recent explosion, role in access Debbie Blanke and Gina Wekke

Doctoral degree

Terminal degree, development of role as faculty credential, varieties of (D.A., Psy. D., Ed.D., etc) James Soto Antony
University of Washington
Early Intervention Programs Patricia Gandara
University of California-Davis
Economic development Importance of Higher ed to the economy, justification for state and corporate support, studies that estimate impact; “educated workforce” perspectives John Cheslock
Economics of education Financial benefits of education to students; (private good vs social good) discussion; impact on perspectives of role of higher education, views toward who should bear the primary costs David Levinson
Bergen Community College
Endowments Growth in, use of by institutions, rules governing for non-profits, accreditation requirements; importance to college bond-rating, financial flexibility Charlotte Sullivan
University of Texas
Enrollment management Describe perspective of, development of the philosophy – integration of admissions, financial aid, counseling to maintain enrollment Don Hossler
Indiana University
Entreprenuerialism among both institutions and faculty, interaction with business, creation and spin off of for-profit divisions Michael Mills
University of South Florida
Equity Ideals of, impact on higher ed; Title IX sports, Financial Aid redistribution to poorer students, etc. James Coaxum
Rowan University
Ethical Issues Research, professor-student sexual relationships, classroom vulgarity, AAUP statement on professional ethics; student codes of conduct; behavioral suspensions, dismissals John Braxton
Vanderbilt University
Ethnic student centers Marie Ting
Executive education Describe Exec Ed programs, directed at new market of student, history of them Chris Hoppey
Experiential Education Describe Philosophy, institutions that emphasize it, the reform aspects Melissa McDaniels
Northeastern University
Faculty development Teaching centers, etc.te Connie Cook
Faculty evaluation Approaches to; portfolios vs. traditional forms; Boyer, etc. Mike Theall
University of Illinois at Springfield
Faculty productivity methods and trends, difficulty defining James Fairweather
Michigan State University
Faculty roles describe the traditional work of the faculty and their involvement in the institution (teaching, research, service), how roles are changing, and changes in job security as roles have changed

Martin Finkelstein
Seton Hall University
and Gene Rice
American Association for Higher Education

Faculty Senates role in governance, effectiveness Vicki Rosser
University of Missouri
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Describe history and impact Kim Vanderlinden
Michigan State University
Feminist Education Becky Ropers-Huilman
Financial aid Federal policy involved, shift from grants to loans, include discussion of “leveraging” in admissions and retention decisions Jacqueline King
American Council on Education
Financing higher education government role, trends (declines in the seventies and early nineties), money from grants, endowment, tuition; President as fundraiser, capital campaigns Jake Julia
Northwestern University
First Generation College Students Vasti Torres
George Washington University
First Year Experience John Gardner and Betsy Barefoot
For-Profit Institutions describe, trends, image, financial aid issue Brian Pusser
University of Virginia
Foundations contributions of Carnegie, Ford, Pew, Kellogg, etc. to higher education John Thelin and Amy Wells
University of Kentucky
Fundraising status, development in public institutions, fund drive records, impact on the institution and the presidency

John Abrahams
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education

Gay/lesbian/bisexual studies Patrick Dilley
Southern Illinois University
Gay/lesbian/bisexuals in Higher Education Demographics and issues Kris Renn
Michigan State University
General education define, history, Harvard Redbook, current issues Michael Bastedo
Stanford University
GI Bill (Serviceman’s Readjustment Act) Describe intent, scope, and impact, original is on Higher-Ed.Org website, updates for other wars

Kevin Kinser
SUNY Albany

Globalization/Internationalization Bill Hoffa
University of Massachusetts and James JF Forest
U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Governance variety of models, public vs private, religious, consensus, business models, AGB statements Vicki Rosser
University of Missouri
Governing boards Boards of Trustees, system boards, election to, role of members, involvement of business, relationship to fundraising, micromanaging Cheryl Lovell
University of Denver
Graduate education evolution since WWII, encompasses liberal arts, sciences, professional, fine arts, etc. Role of outside funding, support of faculty research, and teaching duties, Masters programs James Soto Antony
University of Washington
Graduate students Issues, debt, working, demographics, disciplines James Soto Antony
University of Washington
Great Books and the Curriculum The development of the idea of the canon, the debates of the eighties, relation to general education, St John’s curriculum, Chicago Mike Bastedo
Stanford University
Greek Life Fraternities and sororities, historically black organizations, list nationals, issues, institutions which banned them, exclusiveness, role in college life, drinking, sexual assault, bulemia/anorexia John Thelin
University of Kentucky
Higher Education Act
Background and history of the Act and its revisions Greg Dubrow
University of Pennsylvania
Higher Education as a Field of Study Brief overview of how we got to where we are today, development of the field, G. Stanley Hall, etc. Les Goodchild
University of Denver
Hispanic-Serving Institutions Antonio Flores
Historically Black Colleges and Universities Definition, issues, enrollment trends, discrimination in funding, resources, success of black students M. Christopher Brown
Penn State University
History of American Higher Education Brief overview of how we got to where we are today, development of the colonial college, land-grants, research universities, electives, etc. (Things we should emphasize from before WWII) Les Goodchild
University of Denver
Honorary Degrees  
David Engberg
American Council on Education
Honors programs Origin, Swarthmore, describe various models
Frank Shushok
Impact of college on students basically outline the pasc and ter book, cross ref. w/student development theory Lisa Wolf-Wendel
University of Kansas

Important Books on Higher Education

  John Thelin,
University of Kentucky
& Amy Wells,
University of New Orleans
Important Events in Higher Education   Kevin Kinser, SUNY Albany
& James Forest, US Military Academy
Institutional Culture   Dave Guthrie and Donald Opitz
Geneva College
Institutional Diversity   Christopher Morphew
University of Kansas
Institutional research Purpose, benchmarking, outcomes assessment, cross ref. w/strategic planning, administration Ann DeBiak
Arizona State University
Intellectual property Legal issues, relationship to teaching, who owns the course/lecture, impact of telecommunications, cross ref. w/publishing, research Ben Baez
Georgia State University
Interdisciplinary programs describe various models, evolution into degrees and stricter disciplines, cutting edge research, questions about quality Bill Newell
International Student and Faculty participation in Higher Education
Foreign scholars (impact of), exchange programs, connections within disciplines, student issues Ken Kempner
University of Oregon
Higher Ed’s role in development, early uses of; now plays key role in marketing, admissions, research, teaching, library and bookstore services, etc. Lisa Petrides
Columbia University
Ivy League Identify institutions, perceptions of quality, selectivity, expense Matthew Prentice
Michigan State University
Jewish Participation in Higher Education Marianne Sanua
Land-grant institutions List, Morrill Acts, purpose, size; related legislation Chris Bakkum
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Latino/Hispanic/Chicano Studies Patricia Gandara
Latino/Hispanic/Chicanos in Higher Education Alberto Cabrera
Penn State University
Learning Communities Vincent Tinto
Syracuse University
Learning disabilities Accommodation, ADA, impact on the classroom Jeffrey Sun
Columbia University
Learning organizations Define, impact of ideas on higher ed institutions, business model Case Willoughby
Columbia University
Learning styles Overview of various models and their application in the curriculum David and Alice Kolb
Legal issues – federal 1st amendment, sexual harassment, discrimination, Title IX sports, Crime reporting, ADA Robert M. Hendrickson
Penn State University
Legal issues – state Sunshine laws, state regulations Michael McLendon and Jon Mandeville
Vanderbilt University
Liberal arts Define, role in the undergraduate curriculum, faculty identity; “value of a liberal arts education”; evolution of liberal education over time Ross Miller
American Association of Colleges and Universities
Liberal arts colleges Characteristics, issues, elite institutions, transformation into comprehensive inst. Marilyn Amey
Michigan State University
Libraries Role in the university, accreditation requirements, virtual libraries, long-term storage issues, futures; increasing role of technology, CD ROM, Internet Robert V. Labaree
University of Southern California
Lifelong learning philosophy of education, history of the term, impact on university organization Pamela Eddy
Michigan State University
Lobbying development of the trend, DC lobbyists, set-asides in appropriations bills, another special interests; also, discuss State Lobbyists, private vs. public sector lobbying Connie Cook
Marketing of higher education
Development of the trend, advertising slogans, ethics involved; uses for admissions, fundraising, community support Marc Cutright
Brevard College

Masters degree

role of degree, terminal masters, various kinds, Postsecondary Teaching; MBA, MAT as key degrees in their fields, while MA in English not so Jennifer Grant Hayworth, and Keith O’Neill
Loyola University Chicago
Multiculturalism define perspective, impact on the curriculum and student life, resistance to it Anna M. Ortiz
National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA]
Development of the organization, issues it deals with, ethics, policies Doug Toma
University of Pennsylvania
National Defense Education Act
describe background, impact on the sciences, cold war issues Greg Dubrow
University of Pennsylvania
National Science Foundation Origin with Vannevar Bush, development, impact on research, areas supported, funding levels, political debates Rita Colwell
National Science Foundation
Native American Studies Wayne Stein
Montana State University
Native Americans in Higher Education Wayne Stein
Montana State University
Non-discrimination statements Define, issue surrounding addition of sexual orientation, federal regulations requiring, state vs private, religious institutions Melora Sundt
University of Southern California
Office for Civil Rights Terri L. Mangione
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI) Maris Vinovskis
University of Michigan
Organizational theory Outline main ideas and theories, relationship to higher ed, Organized anarchy Ted Youn
Boston College and
James JF Forest
U.S. Military Academy
Part-time Students Demographics and issues Linda Serra Hagedorn
University of Southern California
Part-time Faculty Demographics and issues; growth of adjunct faculty Ann Austin and Liliana Mina
Michigan State University

Peer Review

Of scholarly articles and research proposals, development of tradition, role in academic publishing, issues with internet distribution of research, ethics Albert Henderson
Pell Grants
history, eligibility, amounts as percentage of tuition cost Dmitry Suspitsin
Penn State University
Performance funding Trend, some indicators used, success of various efforts, cross ref. w/Accountability Joseph Burke
Rockefeller Institute of Government
Philosophies and Purposes of Higher Education Barbara Fuhrmann
Policy – federal How is federal policy developed? Affirmative Action as a policy, not a legislative act; others

Michael Parsons
Indiana University

Policy – state How is state policy developed? Impact of having graduates from your institution as key legislators (compare MI with MA, support for public vs private) Brian Pusser and Dudley Doane
University of Virginia
Political contexts Loyalty Oaths, McCarthy, Cold war, Vietnam, recession, Southern apartheid, Reagan-Bush era; recent conservative backlash to Affirmative Action Nancy Diamond
Penn State University
Politically Correct define, history of the term, impact of the ideology, impact of the term, culture wars Roger Geertz Gonzalez
Penn State University
Portfolios: Student Development of at Alverno for student assessment; uses at liberal arts colleges; X-ref with assessment and transcript entries Kelly Maxwell
University of Michigan
Portfolios: Teaching faculty portfolios; X-ref with teaching, faculty Dan Tompkins
Temple University and
James JF Forest,
U.S. Military Academy
Postdoctoral research requirement for sciences, abuses Roger Geertz Gonzalez
Penn State University

Postsecondary Occupational Education

types of institutions and programs, degrees and certificates, industry orientation, effectiveness W. Norton Grubb
University of California-Berkeley
Pre-collegiate programs
programs that encourage students to enroll in college, particularly those for minority students, but also summer enrichment for the rich kids

Debra Stern

Presidential Leadership Changing role of the president, presidential tenure Marilyn Amey
Michigan State University
Private institutions Define, development of, enrollment, elite and non-elite versions, small private liberal arts survival; issues of finance, enrollment, competition w/public sector & ea. other; distinctiveness; ability to innovate more freely than public institutions Dot Finnegan
College of William and Mary
Privatization The process of public institutions privatizing various functions, also the subcontracting of functions to the private sector (e.g., bookstore, residence halls, administrative services, etc.) D. Bruce Johnstone
State University of New York at Buffalo
Professional education Law, medicine, and business, education; development of them as dominant grad schools, relation to arts and sciences, impact on fundraising James Soto Antony
University of Washington
Public Relations
Development of the profession within Higher Ed; use of press releases; CASE and PRSA’s “Counselors to Higher Education”; uses for admissions, fundraising, community relations and support;

Alicia Crotty

Publishing Publish or perish phenomenon, role of the monograph and journal as gatekeeper for knowledge distribution; current pressures to make money; who reads these things Albert Henderson
Quality conceptions of; movements (TQI, CQI, etc).; also discuss public perceptions of quality; cross ref. w/rankings Elaine El-Khawas
George Washington University
Rankings – Academic Programs The graduate program list, criteria for determining, controversy regarding, what to do about low ranking programs Marc Cutright
Brevard College
Rankings – Institutional US News, Money best colleges. etc. stuff, controversies, historical perspective on, consumerism, how colleges change as a result Marguerite Clarke
Boston College
Recruitment — faculty Methods, affirmative action, student involvement in the process, “grow your own” Lisa Wolf-Wendel
University of Kansas
Recruitment — student issues for selective versus non-selective institutions, affirmative action, admissions mailings from PSAT Patty Murphy
Dickinson College
Reform movements emphasis on curricular reform, and organizational change

Elaine El-Khawas
George Washington University

Regional consortia List, missions, history, current practice, WICHE, Midwest one, SREB, Northeast, others Sally Johnstone
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Religious institutions Post WWII issues, sponsors, who attends Dave Guthrie and Donald Opitz
Geneva College
Remediation impact on institutions, relation to K-12 preparation, student success after participating, different models (summer study, non-credit, outsourced), access, CUNY controversy Linda Serra Hagedorn
University of Southern California
Research and scholarship Faculty role, dominance of, preparation of faculty, locations for publication, include academic journals, accessibility to public, in all kinds of institutions, status; issues raised in Boyer’s Scholarship Reconsidered John Braxton and Patricia Helland
Vanderbilt University
Research Ethics and Regulation Issues surrounding the regulation of research, ethical/non-ethical types of research conducted; examples (military research; use of prisoners, mental patients, etc.); PETA issues; “informed consent” Nicholas Steneck
University of Michigan
Research funding grants, federal set-asides, overhead issues, Stanford’s problems, corporate sponsorship, publication restrictions, disclosure in publications; impact of reductions in federal support Chris Roe
Stanford University
Research institutes Independent and affiliated with colleges and universities, purpose, history. Chris Roe
Stanford University
Research Integrity and Scientific Misconduct student and faculty cheating Nicholas Steneck
University of Michigan
Residential colleges (House system) Development of living-learning environment, history, involvement of faculty, various models Case Willoughby
Columbia University
Residential life Importance for student involvement, housing requirements for undergraduates, evolution of living arrangements, privatization Ron Lunardini
Retention keeping students enrolled, theories of persistence for students, include models for minority, non-traditional, problems with measuring Vincent Tinto
Syracuse University
Retrenchment Cutting academic programs and staff; When? Why? Peter Eckel
American Council on Education
School-to-work Federal Policy, connection with K12 and industry, involvement of community colleges Terry Orr
Columbia University
Sea-grant institutions describe funding and purpose, list James JF Forest
U.S. Military Academy
Selective institutions describe criteria, evolution of the practice, quotas, Affirmative action issue, prestige associated with it Frankie Santos Laanan
Service faculty role, to institution through committee work and to community through research and consulting, institutions that remain aloof Kelly Ward
Oklahoma State University
Service-Learning   Dean McGovern
Montana State University
Spirituality in Higher Education Mike Waggoner
University of Northern Iowa
Standardized tests List primary ones for admissions (SAT, ACT, GRE, etc.), issues of validity, scores for minorities, test-prep companies; Marguerite Clarke
Boston College
State colleges and universities (public institutions) most students, lower tuition, point of access, support, identification with community, alumni base, political influence Cheryl Lovell
University of Denver
State systems of higher education Leadership, patterns of organization, flagship, political influence, mission differentiation, funding issues; California 3-tier model, Clark Kerr; governance issues; influence of governor & state politics Brian Pusser and Brian Prescott
University of Virginia
Strategic Planning various philosophies, Mission statements, business influence

Linda Johnsrud
University of Hawaii

Student Activism Student Protests, tactics, free speech movement, divestment, other issues over time Phil Altbach and Kevin Sayers
Boston College
Student Attitudes Astin data Linda Sax
University of California – Los Angeles
Student Choice   Rob Toukoushian
Student Cultures different groups that develop with different mores Dawn Person
California State University – Long Beach
Student Development Theory Origin and evolution of theories, impact on student affairs, relation to teaching and learning
Student Discipline   Richard Fossey
Student Exchange/Study Abroad
Describe evolution since WWII, give numbers and destination countries William Hoffa
University of Massachusetts and
James JF Forest,
U.S. Military Academy
Student government Evolution since WWII, role in campus governance, sixties involvement, elections Joe Berger
University of Massachusetts
Student life Out of class activities of students on campus, include student organizations, social life, amount of studying, image; Co-curricular programming, design Jim Earle
Franklin Pierce College
Student Participation in Institutional Governance  

William M. McDonald and Elisa Dunman
Carson-Newman College

Student Right to Know
Describe history and impact Kim Vanderlinden
Michigan State University
Student Success Defined, factors in Karen Arnold
Boston College
Student unions the buildings, purposes they serve, outsourcing of management, role in student life, funding to build Joe Berger
University of Massachusetts
Substance Abuse Issues with college students, change in drinking age, experimentation, impact on financial aid

Laura Hensley

Syllabi Creation of, as a legal document, role in the classroom; view as “guide” for structuring classroom learning and topics by which learning is assessed

Barbara Gross Davis
University of Berkeley

Teaching Faculty role, theories of, methods, assessment, how faculty (grad students) are trained, teaching excellence centers Thomas Angelo
University of Akron and
James JF Forest,
U.S. Military Academy
Teaching – Evaluation of Approaches to; importance of; methods, policies; relation to faculty development; the teaching “dossier” and other products Mike Theall
University of Illinois at Springfield
Technical Colleges Describe history and evolution, financial aid issues, role in the larger system, transferability, students served Pamela Eddy
Michigan State University


various types of instructional tech, administrative tech, impact on institutions financially, challenge to tradition, as a reform issue, administrative and academic uses Stuart Snydman
Stanfored University
Technology transfer Link with business and economic development, intellectual property Melissa Anderson and Janet Holdsworth
University of Minnesota
Tech-prep Federal policy, K14 model, new model of vocational track, issues with persistence Terry Orr
Columbia University
Tenure history of; support for/against, etc. Martin Finkelstein
Seton Hall University
Theories of Research on Higher Education Constructivist approach to research on higher education; critical theory; postmodern approaches Susan Talburt
Georgia State University
Title IX Glynnis McCarthy
Penn State University
Transcripts – academic and co-curricular What they are used for, GPA, role in transfer; how these have been used by some institutions to catalog the out-of-class learning experiences of students Barbara Townsend
University of Missouri
Transfer students
Persistence, success rate, number who transfer, issues with transitions Arthur Cohen
and Bill Armstrong
UC San Diego
Transition to College Debra Bragg
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Tribal colleges
describe history and evolution, funding issues, accreditation issues Kelly Ward
Oklahoma State University
Truman report (Report of the president’s commission on higher education for American democracy) Describe recommendations and how they were followed or not, relation to growth of Community College system Joseph Berger
University of Massachusetts
Tuition describe tuition rates since WWII, rise in the eighties, as a financing tool — students would pay more, maybe because of financial aid, changes in who is eligible for aid because of tuition, commission of tuition Edward St. John
Indiana University
Unions – faculty origin, faculty governance issues, impact on institutions, strikes, Yeshiva case Philo Hutcheson
Georgia State University
Unions – grad students origin, grad students as employees or students, institutions that have been successful, union sponsored job actions Scott Kerlin
University-Industry Partnerships Melissa Anderson
University of Minnesota
University-Community Partnerships reasons for in terms of providing access, improving K-12 education and the well-being of children; examples of federal (GEAR UP) and foundation (Ford, Pew, Kellogg) programs Meredith Honig
Stanford University
Virtual universities
Definition, as elements of existing institutions, as stand-alone entities, accreditation issues, teaching issues Sally Johnstone
Women in Higher Education Judy Glazer
Long Island University
Women’s Colleges Irene Harwarth
U.S. Department of Education
Women’s Studies Susan Talburt
Georgia State University
Workforce development institutional role, partner with industry, economic role, origin of term Edward St. John
Indiana University


Financial aid source, rules governing, students participating, success of students Kim Vanderlinden
Michigan State University


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