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A Guide to Online Course Design: Chapter 1

This book offers a much-needed resource for faculty and professional staff to build quality online courses by focusing on quality standards in instructional design and transparency in learning outcomes in the design of online courses. Read More.

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: Chapter 1

Appreciative Inquiry in Higher Education: A Transformative Force provides practical guidance on how Appreciative Inquiry can be applied in higher education and make an impact on the next generation of positive change makers. Read More.

Becoming an Engaged Campus: Chapter 1

This book offers a how-to resource for campus leaders who want to take a strategic approach to creating change within the university and in relation to the community. Read More.

Best Practices in Faculty Evaluation: Chapter 1

This book helps chairs, deans, and evaluation committee members understand what they need to know and do when participating in faculty reviews and evaluations. Read More.

Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education: Chapter 1

In today’s challenging economic climate, college and university administrators need reliable financial advice for helping their institutions thrive. Thoroughly revised and updated, this book is designed to help new administrators understand and become more proficient in their financial management role within the institution. Read More.

Confessions of a Community College Administrator: Chapter 1

Those who lead community colleges and those who aspire to lead them will discover keen insights from this frank discussion of the particular issues that are unique to community college administration. Read More.

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education: Chapter 1

Contemplative practices are used in just about every discipline—from physics to economics to history—and are found in every type of institution. Each year more and more faculty, education reformers, and leaders of teaching and learning centers seek out best practices in contemplative teaching, and now can find them here, brought to you by two of the foremost leaders and innovators on the subject. Read More.

Development for Academic Leaders: Chapter 1

In this concise, practical guide, Penelepe Hunt shows the vital role that academic leaders play in raising funds. Read More.

Enhancing Minority Student Retention and Academic Performance: Chapter 1

In this important resource, Dr. Fleming, a noted expert in the field of minority retention, draws on educational evaluations she has developed in the course of her distinguished career. Read More.

Facilitating a Collegial Department in Higher Education: Chapter 1

This practical book for chairs and deans offers a reference of “what to do” proactively so that departments function effectively. Read More.

Faculty Incivility: Chapter 1

This important book addresses the prevalence of faculty incivility, camouflaged aggression, and the rise of an academic bully culture in higher education. The authors show how to recognize a bully culture that may form as a result of institutional norms, organizational structure, academic culture, and systemic changes. Read More.

First-Generation College Students: Chapter 1

This groundbreaking resource explores the challenges and barriers to first-generation students and offers a wealth of helpful recommendations for helping these students succeed in their academic careers. Read More.

General Education Essentials: Chapter 1

This guide provides an overview of and a rationale for the recent shift in general education curricular design, a sense of how this shift can affect a faculty member’s teaching, and a sense of how all of this might impact course and student assessment.  Read More.

Helping Faculty Find Work-Life Balance: Chapter 1

Helping Faculty Find Work-Life Balance gives voice to faculty and reveals the myriad of personal and professional issues faculty face over the span of their academic careers. Read More.

Leading the Learner-Centered Campus: Chapter 1

Leading the Learner-Centered Campus provides leaders with a framework for examining their work and offers specific strategies for beginning the task of critically studying habitual practices in order to make every aspect of their work intentional. Read More.

Learner-Centered Teaching: Chapter 1

Learner-Centered Teaching shows how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone. Read More.

Planning and Assessment in Higher Education: Chapter 1

Planning and Assessment in Higher Education provides guidance for assessing and promoting institutional effectiveness. The book contains a wide range of issues, from measures of effectiveness to communicating with the public. Read More.

Positive Academic Leadership: Chapter 1

This book gives academic leaders new insights and practical tools, as well as language and strategies, for fostering a more constructive leadership style that plays to the strengths rather than the weaknesses of their institutions. Read More.

Reframing Academic Leadership: Chapter 1

In Reframing Academic Leadership, Lee G. Bolman and Joan V. Gallos offer higher education leaders a provocative and pragmatic guide. Read More.

Rethinking College Student Retention: Chapter 1

The book’s recommendations for state- and institutional-level policy and practice will help policy-makers and planners at all levels as well as anyone concerned with institutional retention rates understand the complexities of the issue and develop policies and initiatives to increase student persistence. Read More.

Servant Leadership for Higher Education: Chapter 1

Servant Leadership for Higher Education contains leadership principles and strategies and is based on research and best practice. Read More.

Teaching Naked: Chapter 1

Introducing a new way to think about higher education, learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the human dimension. Read More.

The Academic Chair's Handbook: Chapter 1

Practically focused, easily accessible, this book is directly relevant to the academic environment in which department chairs operate. The authors—internationally known experts in academic administration—conducted interviews with department chairs and heads at 38 academic institutions from across the U.S. and Canada, public and private, two-year and four-year. Read More.

The Department Chair Primer: Chapter 1

The Department Chair Primer provides the practical information that chairs need to do their jobs well. Read More.

The Essential Academic Dean: Chapter 1

The Essential Academic Dean is about the “how” of academic leadership. Based on a series of workshops given by the author on college administration and management, each topic deals concisely with the most important information deans need at their fingertips when faced with a particular challenge or opportunity. Read More.

The Essential Department Chair: Chapter 1

Thoroughly revised and updated, this second edition of the classic book The Essential Department Chair now incorporates many timely topics such as departmental ethics and politics, accounting for sponsored research, and addressing staff conflicts. Read More.

The Innovative University: Chapter 1

The Innovative University illustrates how higher education can respond to the forces of disruptive innovation, and offers a nuanced and hopeful analysis of where the traditional university and its traditions have come from and how it needs to change for the future. Read More.

The Learner-Centered Curriculum: Chapter 1

In this book the authors offer both design specifications for a learner-centered approach to curriculum as well as practical recommendations for implementation and assessment. Read More.

The Mobile Academy: Chapter 1

The Mobile Academy contains theoretical and practical guidance on the ways mobile devices can be used most effectively in higher education. Read More.

The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness: Chapter 1

The Quest for Meaning and Wholeness draws on the 2012 Faculty Beliefs and Values Survey of just over 8,500 faculty employed at a range of institutions, and features faculty voices to answer the “So what?” question about why administration, faculty developers, and researchers should care about the spiritual and religious lives of faculty.  Read More.

The Resource Handbook for Academic Deans, 3rd Edition: Chapter 1

Since the publication of the second edition, higher education has changed significantly and as a result, so has the role of the dean. This new edition addresses the work of a dean, from building a relationship with the president to deciding when to leave an institution. Read More.

Time Management for Department Chairs: Chapter 1

In this concise, highly practical book, Christian Hansen shows department chairs how to set priorities, create a time budget and log, harness technology to assist in time management, and make self-care a priority. Read More.

Transformative Conversations: Chapter 1

From the Inter-generational Mentoring Community project, which develops the next generation of academic leaders, comes formation mentoring, a process to enable faculty to recover, sustain, and further develop a sense of vocation, mission, and purpose. Read More.

Using Quality Benchmarks for Assessing and Developing Undergraduate Programs: Chapter 1

This book uses selected performance criteria benchmarks to help undergraduate programs define their educational missions and goals and to document their effectiveness. Read More.

Working with Problem Faculty: Chapter 1

Kent Crookston provides a practical, focused, on-the-ground approach to help chairs learn to deal with challenging colleagues. Read More.