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Provides state-of-the-art reviews on a wide range of topics in the study of higher education
Attracts annual contributions from distinguished scholars around the world
Chapters are frequently cited in major higher education journals
Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor, and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on twelve general areas that encompass the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »community college - education - education policy - higher education - theory and research
Contributors.- The Role of Information in the Policy Process; E.C. Ness.- From Theory to Action: Exploring the Institutional Conditions for Student Retention; V. Tinto.- Reform Efforts in STEM Doctoral Education; A.E. Austin.- Toward a More Complete Understanding of the Role of Financial Aid in Promoting College Enrollment; L.W. Perna.- The Pursuit of Student Success: the Directions and Challenges Facing Community Colleges; L.S. Hagedorn.- Studying the Impact of Parental Involvement on College Student Development; L.J. Sax and K.L. Wartman.- Achievement Emotions in Higher Education; R. Pekrun and E.J. Stephens.- The Use of Panel Data Models in Higher Education Policy Studies; L. Zhang.- Enlarging Our Understanding of Glass Ceiling Effects with Social Closure Theory in Higher Education; J.F.L. Jackson and R.A. Leon.- Cultural Perspectives of Academia: Toward a Model of Cultural Complexity; R.E. Smerek.- Research Libraries in the 21st Century; Y.S. Lincoln.- An Examination of Faculty Work: Conceptual and Theoretical Frameworks in the Literature; V.J. Rosser and L.N. Tabata.- Herding Cats and Big Dogs: Tensions in the Faculty-Administrator Relationship; M. Del Favero and N.J. Bray.- Name Index.- Subject Index.- Contents of Previous Volumes.