Journal of Higher Education

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

Articles from Vol. 79, No. 3, May-June

African American Men in College
African American Men in College, edited by Michael J. Cuyjet. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2006. 384 pp. ISBN 978-0-7879-6460-3. Nationally, African American male students hold the lowest college completion rate (32.8%) among both sexes and among...
A Typology of Federal and State Programs Designed to Promote College Enrollment
Over the past four decades, policymakers have developed numerous policies and programs with the goal of increasing college enrollment. A simple Google search of the phrase "college access program" generates 226,000,000 hits. Entering the same terms...
Explaining Increases in Higher Education Costs
Introduction The real cost of higher education per full-time equivalent student has grown substantially over the last 75 years, and the rapid rise since the early 1980s is a cause of considerable public concern. Opinion surveys consistently find...
Letters to a Young Academic
Letters to a Young Academic, by Guy R. McPherson. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006. 163 pp. ISBN 1578863384. This short book of personal reflections and advice includes edited versions of 20 letters originally written to the author's students...
Remaking the American University: Market Smart and Mission Centered
Remaking the American University: Market Smart and Mission Centered by Robert Zemsky, Gregory Wegner, and William Massey. Piscataway, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2005. 232 pp. Cloth $24.95. ISBN 0-8135-3624-3. In Remaking the American University:...
The Transition to Independent Research: Who Makes It, Who Doesn't, and Why
The main purpose of doctoral training is "to prepare a student for a lifetime of intellectual inquiry that manifests itself in creative scholarship and research" (Council of Graduate Schools, 1977, cited in Bargar & Duncan, 1982, p. 1). Successful...
"What's Too Much and What's Too Little?": The Process of Becoming an Independent Researcher in Doctoral Education
The student is urged to be independent in scholarly endeavor. Training an individual to be independent in an authoritarian social structure has a potential paradoxical quality that is not always recognized by the agent. In effect, professors...
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