Restoring Trust in Higher Education: Making the Investment Worthwhile Again

 
 
Praeger (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 9. März 2017
  • |
  • 217 Seiten
 
E-Book
978-1-4408-4336-5 (ISBN)
 
Where is the value in higher education? How can higher education restore its relevance and trust with students and parents? Are there really any meaningful differences between public and private higher education? This volume probes those questions and more, exploring the myriad issues that have led many people to question whether higher education is worth the sacrifices it requires of parents and students. Drawing on the experience and expertise of a wide variety of highly renowned academics, respected government officials, and well-grounded individuals from the private sector, this thought-provoking book offers readers simple but powerful ways to evaluate whether prospective colleges and universities merit the very substantial investment of time, abilities, and financial resources they necessitate. Readers will learn what to look for in a college or university and what questions to ask in selecting an institution of higher education. They will also learn how parents, students, academicians, and other stakeholders can advocate for changes to benefit both higher education and the constituency it serves.
  • Englisch
  • Santa Barbara
  • |
  • USA
ABC-CLIO
978-1-4408-4336-5 (9781440843365)
1440843368 (1440843368)
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  • Cover
  • Title
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Foreword
  • The Transforming Power of Higher Education
  • How We Teach and How Students Learn
  • Access and Affordability
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter One. Higher Education in Crisis: The Importance of Rebuilding Trust
  • Why Write Another Book on Reforming Higher Education?
  • Intractability of Reform due to Poor Information and Low Student Engagement
  • Trust and Higher Education Are Inextricably Intertwined
  • Compassion Failures: High Costs and Unsustainable Student Debt
  • Reliability Failures: Students Take Longer and Are Less Likely to Complete a Degree
  • Competence Failures: Poor Job Prospects
  • Trust in Higher Education Needs to Be Rebuilt
  • Who Guards the Guardians?
  • Hope for the Future
  • Notes
  • Chapter Two. The Marketing and Business of Higher Education
  • A Brief Historical Perspective
  • The Business of Higher Education
  • The Marketing of Higher Education
  • Obtaining the Best Educational Value
  • Notes
  • Chapter Three. Building Trust through University Assessment
  • Notes
  • Chapter Four. How Faculty Can Increase Student Engagement
  • Notes
  • Chapter Five. Diversity in Higher Education
  • The Problem
  • Why This Is a Problem
  • Systemic Influences
  • Donor Influence
  • Race and Ethnicity Reporting
  • Admissions Standards
  • Some Current Efforts to Enhance Diversity
  • Some Recommendations
  • Familial Engagement and Support
  • Required Light-Load Year-Round College and Employment Co-ops
  • Leadership Requirement
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chapter Six. Another Lost Generation Adrift: U.S. Military Veterans and Higher Education
  • The Three Losses When Moving from Military to Civilian Life
  • Moving Effectively to Civilian Life through Higher Education
  • Making Higher Education Work for Veterans
  • Rebuilding the ROCC of Trust
  • Notes
  • Chapter Seven. Coaching Students for Success: Lead with Strengths
  • Strengths-Based Coaching
  • How
  • Results
  • Making Strengths Coaching Sustainable
  • Notes
  • Chapter Eight. Developing Critical Skills: Lessons Learned from the Front Line
  • What Critical Skills Do Students Need?
  • Students
  • Employers
  • Taxpayers
  • Critical Skill #1: Oral and Written Communication
  • Critical Skill #2: Critical Thinking
  • Critical Skill #3: Working in Teams
  • Is There a Gap in Millennial Studentsâ?? Critical Skills?
  • Mind the Gap
  • How Can Colleges and Universities Help Students Develop These Critical Skills?
  • Education for Use
  • Communication across Disciplines
  • Teaching Critical Thinking
  • How Can Students Improve Their Skills on Their Own
  • An Education, Not Just a Degree
  • Join the Club
  • Thereâ??s No Substitute for Experience
  • Show, Donâ??t Tell
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chapter Nine. Combating the Crisis of Completion
  • Top-Down Solutions: Educationâ??s Systemic Overestimation of Its Own Efficacy
  • The Lessons We Failed to Learn the First Time
  • The Three Dimensions of a Complete Student
  • CommitU in Action
  • The Privilege of Purpose
  • Psychological Interventions
  • Ability and Belonging
  • How the University of Texas Improved Mind-Sets and Increased Retention
  • CommitU: Solving the Crisis of Completion
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Chapter Ten. Preparing Varsity Athletes for the World of Work
  • What Inspires a College Athlete?
  • The Learfield NACDA Directorâ??s Cup: A Case Study
  • Commitment and Collective Accountability
  • Life beyond Sports
  • Foundation Setting
  • Academic Performance
  • Career Development
  • World-Readiness
  • Comprehensive Student-Athlete Development: A Blueprint for Success
  • Notes
  • Chapter Eleven. Alumni Nation
  • Factors Affecting Alumni Loyalty
  • Alumni Connections Are Not Initially Paved with Gold
  • Paying Back and Paying Forward: Alumni as Mentors and Coaches for Students
  • Lifelong Learning, Career Development, and Personal Growth for Alumni
  • Trust Is the Critical Ingredient in Alumni Networks
  • Notes
  • Chapter Twelve. Online Education: Higher Education Savior or Selling Our Souls to the Devil?
  • Development of Quality Online Programs
  • Market Research
  • Program Development
  • Course Development
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Online Faculty
  • Universal Navigation
  • ADA Compliance
  • Rubrics for All Assignments
  • Standard Timelines for Grade Deadlines
  • Standard Timelines for Responses to Student Messages
  • Faculty Training
  • Online and Higher Educationâ??s Future
  • Academic Partners
  • Notes
  • Chapter Thirteen. Reimagining Higher Education through Entrepreneurship
  • Ecosystem Partnerships
  • Technology
  • Sponsors
  • Mentors
  • Notes
  • Chapter Fourteen. The Next Generation of Higher Education Leaders
  • The Evolving Nature of Shared Governance
  • Many Masters Demanding Jacks-of-All-Trades
  • Revenue Streams as Existential Imperatives
  • Financial Capital as a Function of Human, Social, Intellectual, and Political Capital
  • The Higher Education Leader of the Future: Change Agents under Multiple Microscopes
  • Note
  • Chapter Fifteen. Restoring Trust in Higher Education
  • Students
  • Key Questions Students Should Be Asking about Colleges
  • Parents
  • Key Questions Parents Should Be Asking about Colleges
  • Alumni
  • Key Questions Alumni Should Be Asking Their Schools
  • Employers
  • Key Questions Employers Can Ask Schools Where They Recruit
  • Notes
  • About the Editor and Contributors
  • Editor
  • Contributors
  • Index

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