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Transforming Undergraduate Education

Theory that Compels and Practices that Succeed

by Donald W. Harward Editor · Jann H. Adams Contributor

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For those ready to participate in making transformative changes, Transforming Undergraduate Education provides evidence and case studies that suggest how steps can be taken and progress made. For those who are currently leading their campuses through a change in culture, this book offers support and encouragement. And for those who are pausing—looking positively but cautiously at what needs to change—at the prospects and challenges that may be encountered, Harward and the collection of authors offer an invaluable and innovative resource.

 

Given the intensity of interest regarding the "problems in higher education," Harward notes how the systemic sources of those problems are infrequently addressed and even rarer is the offering of solutions or suggestions for positive actions. Harward and his colleagues see the achievement of this book as doing both—understanding the problems and offering solutions.

 

The book assembles the voices of leaders, scholars, practitioners, critics and others committed to higher education; collectively they combine theoretical considerations with analyses of fundamental issues related to learning and liberal education. The resulting arguments, theories, and evidence are sufficient to encourage significant—transformative—changes in higher education. Contributors offer examples of campus initiatives that document such changes, from directional nudges to major shifts of emphases and resources—from theoretical arguments to case studies and practices that suggest and guide constructive steps in efforts at change.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publication Date:
2011

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Donald W. Harward (Editor)

Donald W. Harward is President Emeritus of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. Since 2002, when he founded the Bringing Theory to Practice Project, he has been its Director, working with more than 200 colleges and universities that have been involve...

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Creators

Editor :
Donald W. Harward
Contributor :
Jerzy Axer
Contributor :
Catharine R. Stimpson
Contributor :
Thomas Bender
Contributor :
William M. Sullivan
Contributor :
Jann H. Adams
Contributor :
Carol Geary Schneider
Contributor :
Adrianna J. Kezar
Contributor :
Kenneth R. Bain
Contributor :
Randall J. Bass
Contributor :
Dessa Bergen-Cico
Contributor :
Joyce A. Bylander
Contributor :
Kent John Chabotar
Contributor :
Barry N. Checkoway
Contributor :
Catherine A. Crosby-Currie
Contributor :
Richard A. Detweiler
Contributor :
Ashley P. Finley
Contributor :
Cassia Freedland
Contributor :
Richard Guarasci
Contributor :
John K. Haynes
Contributor :
Debra Humphreys
Contributor :
Bruce Keith
Contributor :
Julie J. Kidd
Contributor :
Phyllis Lane
Contributor :
Devorah Lieberman
Contributor :
William M. Loker
Contributor :
Theodore E. Long
Contributor :
Linda J. Major
Contributor :
Michael V. McGill
Contributor :
Elizabeth McHugh
Contributor :
Mindy McWilliams
Contributor :
Nancy D. Mitchell
Contributor :
Sally Engelhard Pingree
Contributor :
Joan B. Riley
Contributor :
Daniel Tad Roach
Contributor :
David M. Scobey
Contributor :
Valerie I. Sessa
Contributor :
Shalom Staub
Contributor :
Lynn E. Swaner
Contributor :
Cynthia Wolf
Contributor :
Christine Zimmerman
Contributor :
() (Jill) N. N. N. Reich
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