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Contemporary issues in higher education, edited by Marybeth Gasman and Andrés Castro Samayoa

The latest text in the Core Concepts in Higher Education series, this volume speaks to the complex dimensions that higher education scholars and educators need to understand about the shifting role of postsecondary education in the United States. Chapter authors clarify current issues affecting the field, and offer fresh perspectives articulating how policy, demographic, and institutional changes influence the everyday practices of those who work in higher education. This book explores macro perspectives affecting institutional decision-making and processes as well as students' perspectives on campus--from colleges' credentialing procedures to the current demographic changes in students' enrollments, to students' social identities. Guiding questions at the end of each chapter offer readers an opportunity to frame discussions in which they can engage and invite readers to consider avenues for future research and exploration. This is a valuable resource for graduate students, administrators, and researchers who seek to understand and improve the policies and contexts of higher education today
Table of contents
The demography of pathways to higher education for critical populations / Maurice Shirley and Stella M. Flores -- Geography of college choice / Nicholas Hillman and William Casey Boland -- Challenges and opportunities in the use of big and geocoded data in higher education research and policy / Manuel González Canché -- Sexual violence on college campus / Susan Marine -- The new credentialing landscape / Jason L. Taylor -- Vigorous civility : aspirations for free expression on campus / Frederick M. Lawrence -- Refuting contemporaneity : trans* experiences in, out, and beyond higher education / Children of the House of "Pay it No Mind" (a collective of trans* scholars in higher education and student affairs) -- Understanding Islamophobia on college campuses / Shafiqa Ahmadi, Darnell Cole, and Monica Prado -- Students experiencing homelessness on college campuses / Jarrett Gupton and Jennifer Trost -- Currently and formerly incarcerated students / Debbie Mukamal and Rebecca Silbert -- Undocutrends in higher education / Susana M. Muñoz and Yuri Hernández Osorio -- Understanding single mothers in college : strategies for greater support / Cynthia Hess, Lindsey Reichlin Cruse, Barbara Gault, and Mary Ann Demario
Literary form
non fiction
Physical description
1 online resource (241 pages).
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Form of item

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