Journal of Higher Education

A journal covering higher education issues in management and teaching for the academic audience.

Articles from Vol. 71, No. 3, May

Dual-Career Couples: Keeping Them Together
Introduction A significant proportion of today's current and aspiring academics are in dual-career partnerships. One survey indicated that 80% of faculty had spouses or partners who were working professionals (Didion, 1996). Based on data from a...
Eliminating Professors: A Guide to the Dismissal Process
Eliminating Professors: A Guide to the Dismissal Process, by Kenneth Westhues. New York: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998. 220 Pp. $29.95 (Paper) Eliminating Professors is a book I am sorry had to be written and I am sorry I was asked to review it....
How It Works: Inside a School-College Collaboration
How It Works: Inside a School-College Collaboration, by Sidney Trubowitz and Paul Longo. New York: Teachers College Press, 1997. 192 Pp. $29.95 ($18.95) Why would educators enter a school-college collaboration? Who benefits, what payoffs result?...
How to Succeed in School without Really Learning: The Credentials Race in American Education
How to Succeed in School Without Really Learning: The Credentials Race in American Education, by David Labaree. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 1997. 328 PP. $35.00 David Labaree adds to a very large body of literature that criticizes American...
Inside the Undergraduate College Classroom: Faculty and Students Differ on the Meaning of Student Participation
Although a good deal has been written about higher education in general, there has been comparatively little research conducted in the college classroom. Only a few researchers have described the processes by which faculty and students formulate definitions...
Institutionalization of Service Learning in Higher Education
Introduction Service is often included in the mission statement of institutions of higher education, but the importance of service is seldom as evident in their work as are teaching and research (Holland, 1997). There is, however, a revival of interest...
Learning to Lead in Higher Education
Learning to Lead in Higher Education, by Paul Ramsden. New York: Routledge, 1998. 288 pp. $75.00 (24.99) Is academic leadership an oxymoron or a serious field of study? Until 20 years ago the major works on academic leadership focused on the roles...
Lobbying for Higher Education: How Colleges and Universities Influence Federal Policy
Lobbying for Higher Education: How Colleges and Universities Influence Federal Policy, by Constance Ewing Cook. Nashville, TN: Vanderbilt University Press, 1998. 272 pp. $45.00 ($19.95) The past two decades have shown a marked increase in government's...
Sexual Harassment on Campus: A Guide for Administrators, Faculty, and Students
Sexual Harassment on Campus: A Guide for Administrators, Faculty, and Students, edited by Bernice R. Sandier and Robert J. Shoop. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon, 1997. xii + 323 pp. $36.00 Sexual Harassment in Higher Education: Reflections...
Student Learning in the Information Age
Student Learning in the Information Age, by Patricia Senn Breivik. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1998. 120+ pp. $34.95 There can be little doubt that the information age is a reality and that it has changed the face of college campuses in dramatic ways....
The New Academic Generation: A Profession in Transformation
The New Academic Generation: A Profession in Transformation, by Martin J. Finkelstein, Robert K. Seal, and Jack H. Schuster. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. 111+ pp. $32.50 The New Academic Generation originated as a report...
The New Know-Nothings: The Political Foes of the Scientific Study of Human Nature
The New Know-Nothings: The Political Foes of the Scientific Study of Human Nature, by Morton Hunt. Somerset, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 1999. 351+ pp. $24.95 This book portrays the struggle of scientists attempting to conduct research on human...
The Responsive University: Restructuring for High Performance
The Responsive University: Restructuring for High Performance, edited by William G. Tierney. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. 162+ pp. $29.95 We are indeed witnessing an explosion in higher education research: on employee motivation,...
Unfulfilled Prophecy: The Evolution of Corporate Colleges
Introduction Dramatic changes have occurred in the scale of corporate investment in employee education in the United States and Canada since the end of World War II. Business and industry leaders in the United States and Canada have recognized that...