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Readers of Making Sense of the College Curriculum expecting a traditional academic publication full of numeric and related data will likely be disappointed with this volume, which is based on stories rather than numbers. The contributors include over 185 faculty members from eleven colleges and universities, representing all sectors of higher education, who share personal, humorous, powerful, and poignant stories about their experiences in a life that is more a calling than a profession. Collectively, these accounts help to answer the question of why developing a coherent undergraduate curriculum is so vexing to colleges and universities. Their stories also belie the public’s and policymakers’ belief that faculty members care more about their scholarship and research than their students and work far less than most people.  

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Preface: An Exercise in Sensemaking
  2. pp. ix-xvi
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  1. Part One: Defining the Task
  1. Introduction: It’s a Riddle after All
  2. pp. 3-10
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  1. Faculty Voice: Hard Conversations
  2. pp. 11-14
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  1. Part Two: Passions
  1. Chapter 1: I am a Bridge
  2. pp. 17-34
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  1. Faculty Voice: Taking Ownership
  2. pp. 35-37
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  1. Chapter 2: Why We Do What We Do
  2. pp. 38-52
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  1. Faculty Voice: Hidden among the Artifacts
  2. pp. 53-55
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  1. Faculty Voice: An Experiment in Experiential Learning
  2. pp. 56-58
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  1. Part Three: Adaptations
  1. Chapter 3: Flying Solo
  2. pp. 61-77
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  1. Faculty Voice: Practice Makes Perfect
  2. pp. 78-79
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  1. Faculty Voice: Being a Doula
  2. pp. 80-81
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  1. Chapter 4: Change Is All about Us
  2. pp. 82-95
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  1. Faculty Voice: Nope, Too Busy
  2. pp. 96-99
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  1. Chapter 5: Losses and the Calculus of Subtraction
  2. pp. 100-113
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  1. Faculty Voice: Look, It’s a Course . . . It’s a Major . . . No, It’s a SUPERMAJOR!
  2. pp. 114-116
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  1. Part Four: Frustrations
  1. Chapter 6: The Cost Conundrum
  2. pp. 119-133
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  1. Faculty Voice: Forty Years in the Desert
  2. pp. 134-136
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  1. Faculty Voice: Touching the Third Rail
  2. pp. 137-139
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  1. Chapter 7: Barriers
  2. pp. 140-156
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  1. Faculty Voice: Stepping into the Fray
  2. pp. 157-160
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  1. Part Five: Conclusions
  1. Chapter 8: The Road Not Traveled
  2. pp. 163-174
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  1. References
  2. pp. 175-176
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 177-182
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  1. About the Authors
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780813595061
Related ISBN
9780813595023
MARC Record
OCLC
1035633033
Pages
200
Launched on MUSE
2018-05-23
Language
English
Open Access
No
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