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Reinventing Undergraduate Education: Engaging College Students in Research and Creative Activities: ASHE Higher Education Report, Volume 33, Number 4

ISBN: 978-0-470-28358-5
144 pages
February 2008, Jossey-Bass
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Engaging undergraduate students in research and creative activities has been advocated as an innovative strategy to promote student learning in higher education. This monograph systematically synthesizes the literature to provide both conceptual and empirical evidence to demonstrate the effects of such engagement on student learning and development from higher education. Student engagement in research and creative activities during the college years is associated with a variety of outcomes in both the cognitive and affective domains. The evidence also points out that colleges and universities can make a difference in undergraduate engagement in research and creative activities. The authors provided various examples of how different types of institutions integrate inquiry-oriented activities in the curriculum, institutionalize research-supportive programs, and foster a campus culture that values inquiry-based undergraduate education.

This is the fourth issue in the 33rd volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph in the series is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education problem, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary vii

Foreword xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Diversity in Higher Education: Perceptions, Opinions, and Views 1

Purpose and Organization of the Monograph 2

The Diversity Rationale in Higher Education 4

Public Perceptions of Diversity Initiatives in Higher Education 8

Faculty, Student, and Administrator Perceptions of Diversity 13

Summary 18

Diversity, Leadership, and Organizational Culture in Higher Education 23

Changing Organizational Culture 26

Leadership in Higher Education 30

Diversity and Organizational Culture 34

The Substance of Diversity Leadership in Higher Education 37

Summary 42

Diversity and Organizational Leadership in Higher Education 47

Leadership Models and Frameworks in Higher Education 48

Leadership as Contested Terrain in Higher Education 54

The Nexus for Diversity Leadership Strategies 60

Summary 67

Practicing Diversity Leadership in Higher Education 71

Higher Education's Response to Diversity Initiatives 72

Management, Leadership, and Diversity 75

Diversity Readiness and Awareness 78

Developing Capacity for Diversity Leadership 81

Cultural Proficiency and Practicing Diversity Leadership 86

Summary 88

References 91

Name Index 109

Subject Index 115

About the Authors 118

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Author Information

Shouping Hu is associate professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University.

Kathyrine Scheuch is a doctoral candidate in higher education at Florida State University.

Robert Schwartz is associate professor of higher education in the Department of Education Leadership and Policy Studies at Florida State University.

Joy Gaston Gayles is associate professor of higher education and student affairs in the Department of Adult and Higher Education at North Carolina State University.

Shaoqing Li is senior research analyst in the Office of Institutional Research at Florida A&M University.

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