Advancing Higher Education as a Field of Study

Advancing Higher Education as a Field of Study

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In 1979 the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) defined standards for student affairs master's level preparation; and while 2010 saw the adoption of guidelines for higher education administration and leadership preparation programs at the master's degree level, there are still no guidelines that address higher education leadership doctoral programs -- despite increasing demands for assessment and evaluation. At a time of urgency to prepare the next generation of higher education faculty and leaders, this book sets out the parameters for the debate about what the guidelines should cover to ensure the appropriate and effective preparation of students. It also offers a useful framework for enriching the knowledge of deans, chairs, program coordinators and faculty who are engaged in program design, assessment, and revision. It will also be of interest to policymakers; the personnel of accrediting agencies; and, not least, graduate students within higher education preparation programs.Research offerings did not differ among the degrees from those typically focused on quantitative and qualitative methods or on a research design course for the dissertation, as 65% of the EdD and 85% of the PhD programs required the thesisanbsp;...

Title:Advancing Higher Education as a Field of Study
Author:Freeman, Sydney, Hagedorn, Linda Serra, Goodchild, Lester, Wright, Dianne
Publisher:Stylus Publishing, LLC - 2013-11-30


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