Innovations in Higher Education: Igniting the Spark for Success

Innovations in Higher Education: Igniting the Spark for Success

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Rising costs and increasing global competition press institutions to do more with less. At the same time, deep budget cuts and a general social and political impatience have revived calls for reform in educational affordability, curriculum, and outcome measurement. Yet within this environment, a myriad of success stories are being forged among educational institutions, supporting industries, and educational consortia that are embracing innovative approaches to all aspects of the higher education system. This book spotlights those fresh approaches and aims to bring higher education professionals together, as part of a broad, national movement to motivate reflection and encourage similar dynamic efforts. The editors and expert contributors focus in particular on areas such as measures of academic quality, benchmarking, faculty development, retention, curriculum development, technology, and facilities. In each case, this book illustrates successful pilot programs and documents tools that have proven to maximize efficiencies crucial to the continued success of the entire higher learning community.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781442204485
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/01/2011
Series: The ACE Series on Higher Education
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
File size: 608 KB

About the Author

Allan M. Hoffman is past president of Santa Barbara Graduate Institute, an affiliate of The Chicago School Education System (TCS ES). He earned his B.S. magna cum laude from the University of Hartford and received two M.A. degrees and an Ed.D. from Teachers College, Columbia University, where he was named a Kellogg Fellow.
Stephen D. Spangehl is vice president for Accreditation Relations at the Higher Learning Commission. He has served as a member of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program's Board of Examiners, on the Education and Training Board of the American Society for Quality, and on the board of the National Consortium for Continuous Improvement. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from New York University and his Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Table of Contents

List of Figures

Part I. A View From the Top
Introduction to Part I

Chapter 1: The Evolution of Higher Education
Chapter 2: Perspectives on Innovation
Chapter 3: Does Accreditation Inhibit Innovation?
Chapter 4: Measuring Success
Chapter 5: The Present State of Higher Education, University of Pheonix
Chapter 6: Community Colleges: Developing a Culture of Innovation and Change, Foothill-De Anza Community College District

Part II. Success: In Their Own Words
Introduction to Part II
Chapter 7: Academic Quality Measures
Chapter 8: Benchmarking
Chapter 9: Faculty Development
Chapter 10: Student Retention
Chapter 11: Curriculum Development
Chapter 12: Technology
Chapter 13: Facilities

Part III. Putting it All Together
Introduction to Part III
Chapter 14: Motivating for Success - College of DuPage
Chapter 15: Building the Capacity for Change through Innovation - Minnesota State Colleges and Universities

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