The Review of Higher Education

The Review of Higher Education
Volume 30, Number 1, Fall 2006

CONTENTS

    Lesik, Sally Andrea.
  • Applying the Regression-Discontinuity Design to Infer Causality with Non-Random Assignment
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    Subject Headings:
    • Mathematics -- Remedial teaching -- Evaluation.
    • Experimental design.
    • Logistic regression analysis.
    Abstract:
      The impact of developmental mathematics programs on student success in college-level mathematics has been a controversial topic in higher education. One limitation of the current research is that scholars have been unable to isolate the causal impact of such participation on the student's success in college-level mathematics because it is unreasonable to randomly assign students to a developmental program. This study uses the regression-discontinuity design to infer causality with non-random assignment. The findings suggest that the odds of succeeding in college-level mathematics are greater for students who take developmental programs compared to equivalent students who did not.
    Perry, Andre M.
  • Toward a Theoretical Framework for Membership: The Case of Undocumented Immigrants and Financial Aid for Postsecondary Education
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    Subject Headings:
    • Illegal aliens -- Education (Higher) -- Texas.
    • Student aid -- Moral and ethical aspects -- Texas.
    • Communities -- Philosophy.
    Abstract:
      This case study/philosophical analysis responds to the primary research question: "Should undocumented immigrants receive financial aid by responding to the sub-question: What does it mean to be a member of society?" The case study organizes and collects empirical evidence from stakeholders involved in Texas House Bill 1403 (2001), legislation granting in-state tuition to undocumented immigrants. The study found that principles of residency, social awareness, reciprocation, investment, identification, patriotism, destiny, and law abidingness form a framework that explains substantive membership. I argue that undocumented immigrants who have developed into substantive members should receive financial aid.
    Allan, Elizabeth J.
    Gordon, Suzanne P.
    Iverson, Susan V.
  • Re/thinking Practices of Power: The Discursive Framing of Leadership in The Chronicle of Higher Education
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    Subject Headings:
    • Educational leadership -- United States.
    • Discourse analysis.
    • Chronicle of higher education.
    Abstract:
      This article examines how discourses of leadership reflect and produce particular perceptions about leaders and leadership in higher education. An analysis of 103 articles published by The Chronicle of Higher Education between 2002 and 2003 reveal four predominant discourses shaping images of leaders: autonomy, relatedness, masculinity, and professionalism. These discourses construct images of leaders as experts, beneficiaries, heroes, tyrants, negotiators, and facilitators. This article discusses how these leadership images align with modalities of power.

Book Reviews

    Anderson, Gregory (Gregory Mark)
    Jones, Sosanya.
  • Challenging Racism in Higher Education: Promoting Justice (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Chesler, Mark A. Challenging racism in higher education: promoting justice.
    • Lewis, Amanda E., 1970-
    • Crowfoot, James E.
    • Discrimination in higher education -- United States -- Prevention.
    Davis, Ryan J.
  • Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hersh, Richard H., 1942-, ed. Declining by degrees: higher education at risk.
    • Merrow, John, ed.
    • Education, Higher -- United States.
    Estler, Suzanne E.
  • A Place on the Team: The Triumph and Tragedy of Title IX (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Suggs, Welch. Place on the team: the triumph and tragedy of Title IX.
    • United States. Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX -- History.
    Glennie, Jennifer.
  • Trends and Issues in Distance Education: International Perspectives (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Visser, Yusra Laila, ed. Trends and issues in distance education: international perspectives.
    • Distance education.
    Golde, Chris M.
  • Three Magic Letters: Getting to Ph.D. (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Nettles, Michael T., 1955- Three magic letters: getting to Ph.D.
    • Millett, Catherine M.
    • Doctor of philosophy degree -- United States.
    Johnson, Valen E.
  • Beyond Grade Inflation: Grading Problems in Higher Education (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Hu, Shouping. Beyond grade inflation: grading problems in higher education.
    • Grading and marking (Students) -- United States.
    Kinser, Kevin.
  • Degree Mills: The Billion-Dollar Industry That Has Sold Over a Million Fake Diplomas (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Ezell, Allen, 1941- Degree mills: the billion-dollar industry that has sold over a million fake diplomas.
    • Bear, John, 1938-
    • Diploma mills.
    Lechuga, Vicente M.
  • Speak No Evil: The Triumph of Hate Speech Regulation (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Gould, Jon B. Speak no evil: the triumph of hate speech regulation.
    • Hate speech -- United States -- History.
    Lane, Jason E.
  • A Larger Sense of Purpose: Higher Education and Society (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Shapiro, Harold T., 1935- Larger sense of purpose: higher education and society.
    • Education, Higher -- Social aspects -- United States.
    Milem, Jeffrey F.
  • Our Underachieving Colleges: A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bok, Derek Curtis. Our underachieving colleges: a candid look at how much students learn and why they should be learning more.
    • Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
    Morley, James E.
  • Managing the Big Picture in Colleges and Universities: From Tactics to Strategy (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Alfred, Richard L. Managing the big picture in colleges and universities: from tactics to strategy.
    • Universities and colleges -- Administration.
    Nidiffer, Jana, 1957-
  • Higher Education for Women in Postwar America, 1945-1965 (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Eisenmann, Linda, 1952- Higher education for women in postwar America, 1945-1965.
    • Women -- Education (Higher) -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
    Pingree, Allison.
  • Creating the Future of Faculty Development: Learning From the Past, Understanding the Present (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Sorcinelli, Mary Deane. Creating the future of faculty development: learning from the past, understanding the present.
    • Universities and colleges -- Faculty.
    Pope, Raechele L., 1958-
    Sneva, Jacob.
  • Putting Students First: How Colleges Develop Students Purposefully (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Braskamp, Larry A. Putting students first: how colleges develop students purposefully.
    • Trautvetter, Lois Calian.
    • Ward, Kelly (Kelly Anne)
    • Holistic education.
    Toma, J. Douglas
  • Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values (review)
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    Subject Headings:
    • Bowen, William G. Reclaiming the game: college sports and educational values.
    • Levin, Sarah A.
    • College sports -- United States.



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