The Review of Higher Education

The Review of Higher Education
Volume 29, Number 1, Fall 2005

CONTENTS

    Brooks, Rachelle.
  • Measuring University Quality
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    Subject Headings:
    • Education, Higher -- United States -- Evaluation.
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Evaluation.
    Abstract:
      This study provides a methodological critique of major quality assessments in U.S. higher education over the last 70 years, through an examination of their taxonomy, unit of analysis, frame of reference, and definition of quality. Many quantitative indicators currently used in assessments have a weak theoritical link to quality and have serious methodological drawbacks. The study offers recommendations for continued improvements to assessments indicators, so that institutions may better assert their own voices in debates over higher education quality.
    Perna, Laura W.
  • The Benefits of Higher Education: Sex, Racial/Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Group Differences
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    Subject Headings:
    • Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States.
    • College attendance -- Social aspects -- United States.
    • Academic achievement -- Social aspects -- United States.
    Abstract:
      This study analyzes data from the NELS:92/00 to explore sex, racial/ethnic, and socioeconomic group differences in the benefits that high school graduates realize from college. Sex differences in higher education benefits may be a source of observed differences between women and men in college enrollment and degree attainment rates. The findings also suggest that observed racial/ethnic and SES group differences in college enrollment cannot be attributed to actual differences in higher education's economic and non-economic benefits, as some benefits are greater for African Americans than for Whites and benefits generally do not vary by SES.
    Bartlett, Robin L.
    Sorokina, Olga.
  • Determinants of Presidential Pay at National Liberal Arts Institutions
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    Subject Headings:
    • College presidents -- Salaries, etc. -- United States.
    • Private universities and colleges -- United States.
    Abstract:
      This paper examines the structure and determinants of presidential pay at nationally ranked baccalaureate institutions. This study departs from previous work on president pay in two ways. First, it includes more nationally ranked liberal arts institutions in its sample than previous studies did. Second, it incorporates two additional determinants of presidential pay borrowed from the executive compensation literature: differential motivations or goals and risk. The results suggest that both motivational differences and risk factors yield differential returns to the determinants of presidential pay depending on which of the four college tiers the president's institution belongs to.
    Del Favero, Marietta.
  • The Social Dimension of Academic Discipline as a Discriminator of Academic Deans' Administrative Behaviors
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    Subject Headings:
    • Deans (Education) -- United States.
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration.
    Abstract:
      This national study of academic deans examined the social and cognitive dimensions underlying displinary variations in respondents' self reports of their administrative behavior. Discriminant analyses identified significant linear functions that distinguished behaviors of deans from hard/pure, hard/applied, soft/pure, and soft/applied discipline groups. Findings indicate that the social dimension of academic discipline may be a factor which differentiates deans in terms of how they approach their administrative work. It is concluded that findings may partially explain the durability of discipline differences over the course of the academic career.
    Baldwin, Roger G.
    Lunceford, Christina J.
    Vanderlinden, Kim E.
  • Faculty in the Middle Years: Illuminating an Overlooked Phase of Academic Life
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    Subject Headings:
    • College teachers -- United States.
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Faculty.
    • Middle-aged persons -- Employment -- United States.
    Abstract:
      This explanatory study employs developmental theory and NSOPF-99 data to illuminate the middle years of faculty life, an ill-defined and largely unexamined portion of the academic career. The study's findings suggest that the middle years of faculty life have distinctive attributes, pose special challenges, and deserve systematic investigation by scholars. The study lays a foundation for research needed to fill a gap in our knowledge and understanding of the faculty life cycle.

Book Reviews

    Anctil, Eric J.
  • Career-Making in Post-Modern Academia: Process, Structure, and Consequence (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Shaw, Victor N. Career-making in post-modern academia: process, structure, and consequence.
    • College teaching -- Vocational guidance.
    Astin, Alexander W.
  • How College Affects Students. Volume 2: A Third Decade of Research (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pascarella, Ernest T. How college affects students. Volume 2: a third decade of research.
    • Terenzini, Patrick T.
    • College students -- United States -- Longitudinal studies.
    Bailey, Thomas W., 1950-
  • The Community College Baccalaureate: Emerging Trends and Policy Issues (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Floyd, Deborah L. (Deborah Lee), 1954-, ed. Community college baccalaureate: emerging trends and policy issues.
    • Skolnik, Michael L., 1941-, ed.
    • Walker, Kenneth P. (Kenneth Paul), 1935-, ed.
    • Community colleges -- United States -- Administration.
    Baum, Sandy.
  • Going Broke by Degree: Why College Costs Too Much (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Vedder, Richard K. Going broke by degree: why college costs too much.
    • College costs -- United States.
    Crow, Steven.
  • Achieving Accountability in Higher Education: Balancing Public, Academic and Market Demands (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Burke, Joseph C. Achieving accountability in higher education: balancing public, academic and market demands.
    • Educational accountability -- United States.
    DeBoer, Harry.
  • Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance: Negotiating the Perfect Storm (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Tierney, William G., ed. Competing conceptions of academic governance: negotiating the perfect storm.
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration.
    Dubrow, Greg.
  • Postsecondary Participation and State Policy: Meeting the Future Demand (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Martinez, Mario, 1967- Postsecondary participation and state policy: meeting the future demand.
    • Postsecondary education -- Government policy -- United States.
    Eddy, Pamela L.
  • A Vision for Girls: Gender, Education, and the Bryn Mawr School (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hamilton, Andrea, 1966- Vision for girls: gender, education, and the Bryn Mawr School.
    • Bryn Mawr School -- History.
    Geiger, Roger L., 1943-
  • Ivory Tower and Industrial Innovation: University-Industry Technology Transfer before and after the Bayh-Dole Act (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mowery, David C. Ivory tower and industrial innovation: university-industry technology transfer before and after the Bayh-Dole act.
    • Technology transfer -- United States.
    Heyneman, Stephen P.
  • International Perspectives on Workforce Education and Development: New Views for a New Century (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Rojewski, Jay W., 1959-, ed. International perspectives on workforce education and development: new views for a new century.
    • Vocational education -- Cross-cultural studies.
    Keller, George.
  • The Education Gospel: The Economic Power of Schooling (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Grubb, W. Norton. Education gospel: the economic power of schooling.
    • Lazerson, Marvin.
    • Education -- Economic aspects -- United States.
    Lechuga, Vicente M.
  • Scandals and Scoundrels: Seven Cases That Shook the Academy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Robin, Ron Theodore. Scandals and scoundrels: seven cases that shook the academy.
    • Plagiarism.
    Marin, Patricia.
  • Burning Down the House: Politics, Governance, and Affirmative Action at the University of California (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Pusser, Brian. Burning down the house: politics, governance, and affirmative action at the University of California.
    • University of California (System) -- Admission.
    Meyer, Heinz-Dieter.
  • Governing Academia: Who Is Running the University? (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ehrenberg, Ronald G., ed. Governing academia: who is running the university?
    • Universities and colleges -- United States -- Administration.
    Powers, Joshua B.
  • Buying In or Selling Out?: The Commercialization of the American Research University (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Stein, Donald G., ed. Buying in or selling out?: the commercialization of the American research university.
    • Education, Higher -- Economic aspects -- United States.



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