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Higher Education Policy

Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education

A Universal Design Toolkit
Sheryl E. Burgstahler, Foreword by Ana Mari Cauce

In Creating Inclusive Learning Opportunities in Higher Education, Sheryl Burgstahler provides a practical, step-by-step guide for putting the principles of universal design into action. The book offers multiple ways to access, engage with, and transform the higher education environment: making physical spaces welcoming to students of all abilities; creating digital learning and assistive technology programs that meet the needs of all users; developing universal design in higher education (UDHE) syllabi, assessments and teaching practices that minimize the need for academic accommodations; and institutionalizing universal design supports and services.

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Equal Opportunity in Higher Education

The Past and Future of California’s Proposition 209
Edited by Eric Grodsky and Michal Kurlaender, foreword by Robert Birgeneau, introduction by Christopher Edley, Jr.

Equal Opportunity in Higher Education examines issues pertaining to equal opportunity—affirmative action, challenges to it, and alternatives for improving opportunities for underrepresented groups—in higher education today.

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Financing American Higher Education in the Era of Globalization

William Zumeta, David W. Breneman, Patrick M. Callan, and Joni E. Finney, foreword by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr.

This ambitious book grows out of the realization that a convergence of economic, demographic, and political forces in the early twenty-first century requires a fundamental reexamination of the financing of American higher education.

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Higher Education and Employability

New Models for Integrating Study and Work
Peter J. Stokes, Foreword by Louis Soares

2016 Phillip E. Frandson Award for Literature in the Field of Professional, Continuing, and/or Online Education, University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA)

Higher Education and Employability makes a crucial contribution to the current reassessment of higher education in the United States by focusing on how colleges and universities can collaborate with businesses in order to serve the educational and professional interests of their students. Drawing on his extensive experience with universities and the business world, Peter J. Stokes argues that the need for closer alignment between the two sectors has never been more critical—and that the opportunities for partnership have never been greater. 

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Higher Education and the Color Line

College Access, Racial Equity, and Social Change
Edited by Gary Orfield, Patricia Marin, and Catherine L. Horn

Higher Education and the Color Line examines the role of higher education in opening up equal opportunity for mobility in American society--or in reinforcing the segregation between white and nonwhite America.

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International Perspectives in Higher Education

Balancing Access, Equity, and Cost
Edited by Jason D. Delisle and Alex Usher

International Perspectives in Higher Education offers a balanced perspective on how different countries approach key policies and what the United States can learn from those programs. Jason D. Delisle and Alex Usher have gathered a diverse group of experts to examine systems across the globe with a focus on the trade-offs between access, cost, and quality.

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Internationalizing the Academy

Lessons of Leadership in Higher Education
Edited by Gilbert W. Merkx and Riall W. Nolan, Foreword by David Ward

Internationalizing the Academy is the first book to offer a detailed look at efforts to bring ambitious and expanding portfolios of international programs to US campuses. Gilbert W. Merkx and Riall W. Nolan, leading figures in the burgeoning international higher education sector, provide a thorough examination of how numerous “internationalizing” efforts are being implemented and promoted on a strikingly wide range of campuses. 

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Matching Students to Opportunity

Expanding College Choice, Access, and Quality
Andrew P. Kelly, Jessica S. Howell, and Carolyn Sattin-Bajaj

Matching Students to Opportunity expands on the discussion of a critical issue in college access and success: the match between prospective students and the colleges in which they enroll. Research indicates that ensuring a good match significantly increases a student’s chance of graduating.

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Privatization and the Public Good

Public Universities in the Balance
Matthew T. Lambert, Foreword by Patrick M. Callan

“Public education is in crisis—and it has been for some time. The problem is, no one can agree on the problem, and when there is no agreement on the problem, developing solutions is nearly impossible.” Thus writes Matthew T. Lambert in this study of present-day public higher education, which is currently plagued by momentous challenges.

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Race and Higher Education

Rethinking Pedagogy in Diverse College Classrooms
Edited by Annie Howell and Frank Tuitt

The contributors to Race and Higher Education guide educators toward an understanding of how changes in the student population call for new approaches to classroom instruction, and address the need for new pedagogical practices in increasingly diverse college classrooms.

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