Journal of Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 75, No. 4, July-August

"A Fly in the Buttermilk": Descriptions of University Life by Successful Black Undergraduate Students at a Predominately White Southeastern University
"And so a lot of times I felt out of place, because you see all white faces. You know I'm the only fly in the buttermilk, so that took some getting used to ..." These words, shared by a black student during an interview for the present study,...
Meeting Today's Governance Challenges: A Synthesis of the Literature and Examination of a Future Agenda for Scholarship
Over the past four decades higher education institutions have faced increasing complexity related to governance (Berdahl, 1991; Birnbaum, 1988; Kezar, 2000; Leslie & Fretwell, 1996). In particular, institutions now face even greater competing priorities...
Secularization and National Universities: The Effect of Religious Identity on Academic Reputation
The Chronicle of Higher Education recently reported on a conference of scholars and senior administrators at Harvard discussing "The Future of Religious Colleges" (McMurtrie, 2000). The irony of the meeting's venue is readily apparent. Having been...
The Influence of Friendship Groups on Intellectual Self-Confidence and Educational Aspirations in College
Introduction Over the past 30 years, research on how college impacts student development has continually pointed to the peer group as perhaps the dominant change agent during the college years (Feldman & Newcomb, 1969; Pascarella & Terenzini,...
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