Colleges at the Crossroads: Taking Sides on Contested Issues

Colleges at the Crossroads: Taking Sides on Contested Issues


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ISBN-13: 9781433134210
Publisher: Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
Publication date: 03/09/2018
Series: Counterpoints Series: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education , #517
Pages: 524
Product dimensions: 5.91(w) x 8.86(h) x (d)

About the Author

Joseph L. DeVitis is a prolific scholar and public intellectual in social foundations of education and higher education. Two of his books have earned Choice Awards from the American Library Association and four others have won Critics Choice Awards from the American Educational Studies Association.

Pietro A. Sasso is Assistant Professor of College Student Personnel at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Co-editor of Today’s College Students and Higher Education and Society, his research focuses on identity construction of traditional undergraduate students and the lived experiences of college subcultures.

Table of Contents

List of Charts, Figures, Tables – Joseph L. DeVitis/Pietro A. Sasso: Introduction – Johann N. Neem: What Is College for? – Patricia A. McGuire: Modernizing College Purposes to Save a Troubled World – Bruce W. Hauptli: The Urgent Need for Liberal Education in Today’s Troubled World – Richard Guarasci: Civic Engagement and Higher Learning – Neal H. Hutchens/Frank Fernandez: "Flipping" the Tenure Debate and the Continuing Need to Protect Academic Freedom – Ashley Thorne: What Is Academic Freedom for? – David Shiner: The Contingency of Tenure – Philo A. Hutcheson: Why Tenure Needs Protection in These Troubled Times – Dennis E. Gregory: Free Expression at Public Colleges and Universities: Why Students Should Care About It and Why Campus Officials Should Make Sure It Is Protected – R. Scott Mattingly/J. Bennett Durham/Matthew R. Shupp: Free Expression and Political Correctness: Contextualizing the Controversies and Finding a Way Forward – Cristobal Salinas Jr./Valerie A. Guerrero: Tokenizing Social Justice in Higher Education – Michael Sean Funk: Creating Inclusive Classrooms as an Imperative for Historically Underrepresented Groups in Higher Education – Isis N. Walton/Nicolle Parsons-Pollard: It Is a Balancing Act: Faculty Workload – Sean Robinson: Faculty Work Life: Beyond the Tipping Point – Michael T. Miller/Everrett A. Smith: Faculty Governance as a Thorny Problem – Dilys Schoorman: The Erosion of Faculty Governance – Ezekiel Kimball/Juan Manuel Ruiz-Hau/Fermin Valle: Limited by Design? A Critical Sociohistorical Analysis of Postsecondary Learning Outcomes – Sergio Ossorio/Kimberly A. Kline: Are College Students Learning More or Less Than in the Past? – David S. Knowlton: Instructional Technology as Revolutionary Savior of Higher Education Classrooms: An Analysis of Scope, Ethics, and Virtues – Paul Gordon Brown: Will Technology and Distance Instruction Save Higher Education? – Martin C. Yu/Nathan R. Kuncel: The Importance of Standardized Tests in College Admissions – Aaron W. Hughey: Why Standardized Testing Is Not Essential in College Admissions – Monica Galloway Burke/Colin Cannonier/Aaron W. Hughey: Is Higher Education Worth the Cost? – Lindsey M. Burke: Is Higher Education Worth the Cost? It Depends – Matthew Varga/Scott L. Lingrell: The College Arms Race: How It Is Destroying Higher Education in the United States – Steven Tolman/Christopher Trautman: The Need for College Amenities and Their Benefit to the Student and Institution’s Success – Mark Bauman: Then and Now: The Relationship Between the College and the Student – Denise L. Davidson/Amy A. Paciej-Woodruff: Are College Students Too Entitled Today? The Role of Customer Service in Meeting Student Needs and Expectations – Ashley Tull/Kathy Cavins-Tull: Are Fraternities and Sororities Still Relevant? – Pietro A. Sasso: Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era Revisited: A Pendulum of Tolerance – Curtis M. Clock/Thalia M. Mulvihill: Are Collegiate Athletics Necessary in Contemporary Higher Education? – Sally Dear-Healey: Academics and Athletics: Struggles and Strategies in the Pursuit of (A) Grades and (A) Games – Contributors.

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