Higher Education in the American West, 1818 to the Present

Higher Education in the American West, 1818 to the Present

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137399878
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 03/20/2014
Series: Higher Education & Society Series
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 576
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.70(d)

About the Author

Lester F. Goodchild is Distinguished Professor of International and Comparative Education and Advisor to the Provost at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Professor of Education, Emeritus, at Santa Clara University, USA.

Richard W. Jonsen is former Executive Director of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, USA. He currently teaches English as a Second Language at Front Range Community College, USA.

Patty Limerick is Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, USA, where she is also Professor of History.

David A. Longanecker is President of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, USA.

Table of Contents

HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE AMERICAN WEST: REGIONAL HISTORY AND STATE CONTEXTS
Editors' Preface
Introduction; Lester F. Goodchild, Richard W. Jonsen, Patty Limerick, and David A. Longanecker
PART I: REGIONAL HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE VIEWS
1. Western College Expansion: Churches and Evangelization, States and Boosterism, 1818-1945; Lester F. Goodchild and David M. Wrobel
2. The Evolution of Institutions in the Westward Expansion; Arthur M. Cohen
3. Forty-Five Years in the Academic Saddle: The American West, Higher Education, and the Invitation to Innovation; Patty Limerick
PART II: STATE DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES AND FEDERAL INFLUENCES, 1945-2013
4. Middle Border Region: Higher Education in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming; Jason E. Lane and Francis J. Kerins, Sr.
5. History of Higher Education in the Southwest since World War II: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah; William E. 'Bud' Davis
6. Higher Education in the Pacific West: Developments in Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Alaska; William E. 'Bud' Davis, Lester F. Goodchild, and David A. Tandberg
7. Higher Education in California: Rise and Fall; Patrick M. Callan
8. The Federal Government and Western Higher Education; David A. Longanecker
PART III: A CONCLUDING COMMENTARY
9. Afterword Understanding the First Regional History of American Higher Education: The Spirit of Innovation; Lester F. Goodchild


PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGES FACING HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE AMERICAN WEST
Editors' Preface
Introduction; Lester F. Goodchild, Richard W. Jonsen, Patty Limerick, and David A. Longanecker
PART I: PUBLIC POLICY DEMOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND
1. A Demographic Profile of Higher Education in the American West; Cheryl D. Blanco
PART II: SEVEN REGIONAL PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGES
2. Assessing College Access and Success in the West; Mikyung Ryu
3. The Federal Government, Research Funding, and Western Higher Education Policy; David A. Longanecker
4. State Policy Leadership in the Public Interest: Is Anyone at Home?; Aims C. McGuiness, Jr.
5. Higher Education Finance Policy in the Western States; Dennis P. Jones
6. Public Financing of Higher Education in the Western States Changing Patterns in State Appropriations and Tuition Revenues; Charles S. Lenth, Kathleen J. Zaback, Andrew M. Carlson, and Allison C. Bell
7. Technology and Distance Education: Challenges Facing the American West; Sally M. Johnstone and J. Ritchie Boyd
8. The Growth of Community Colleges in the West: Conditions and Public Policy Challenges; Cheryl D. Lovell
PART III: A CONCLUDING COMMENTARY
9. Afterword: Where Do We Go From Here: The Policy Nexus between the West and the Federal Government; David A. Longanecker

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From the Publisher

"The editors and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education are to be commended for the substantive and cogent narrative and analysis presented. Scholars interested in regional history and public policy will eagerly embrace these works." - Amy Wells Dolan, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Mississippi, USA

"Embracing both excellence and expansive opportunity, the American West inspired unprecedented achievements in public higher education, a story well told in Higher Education in the American West: Regional History and State Contexts. Its companion volume, Public Policy Challenges Facing Higher Education in the American West, sets forth the challenges confronting educators and policy leaders in the West and invites their response." Paul Lingenfelter, past President, State Higher Education Executive Officers

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