Higher Learning Greater Good

Author: Walter W. McMahon
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801890535
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Winner, Best Book in Education, PROSE Awards, Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division, Association of American Publishers A college education has long been acknowledged as essential for both personal success and economic growth. But the measurable value of its nonmonetary benefits has until now been poorly understood. In Higher Learning, Greater Good, leading education economist Walter W. McMahon carefully describes these benefits and suggests that higher education accrues significant social and private benefits. McMahon's research uncovers a major skill deficit and college premium in the United States and other OECD countries due to technical change and globalization, which, according to a new preface to the 2017 edition, continues unabated. A college degree brings better job opportunities, higher earnings, and even improved health and longevity. Higher education also promotes democracy and sustainable growth and contributes to reduced crime and lower state welfare and prison costs. These social benefits are substantial in relation to the costs of a college education. Offering a human capital perspective on these and other higher education policy issues, McMahon suggests that poor understanding of the value of nonmarket benefits leads to private underinvestment. He offers policy options that can enable state and federal governments to increase investment in higher education. "An important contribution that not only provides a diagnosis of the main problems facing US higher education but also offers some solutions."—Times Higher Education Supplement "A must-read for students interested in the economics of higher education and should be included as a required reading in such courses."—Journal of Higher Education "This extraordinary book patiently, thoughtfully, and thoroughly provides the conceptual framework for understanding the higher education market, the empirical findings about what that market produces and the policy prescriptions needed to make it work better in the future."—Review of Higher Education "No one else before McMahon has systematically and comprehensively presented the whole picture of higher education benefits and provided a valuation of the private and social non-market benefits."—Higher Education "The overwhelming success of this work is that McMahon has articulated clearly and succinctly what students, their families, and governments are getting for their investment in higher education."—Journal of Education Finance "The first book to systematically identify and develop the evidence necessary to measure comprehensively the benefits of higher education and to estimate their economic value."—Rorotoko "This is a significant contribution to both theory and research findings in the study of investment in higher education . . . Highly recommended."—Choice "A timely and insightful text . . . Academic advisors who want to show their students that a college degree offers benefits beyond starting salaries and career opportunities will find this book to be a valuable resource."—NACADA Journal

For The Greater Good Of Our Place

Author: Joseph Martin Stevenson
Editor: Academica Press
ISBN: 9781936320721
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The authors have not considered a traditional executive summary for this book so that readers will read and absorb the entire the book to capture the essence, content and scope of this timely publication. Their experience has been that, too often, college students limit their reading of material about race to synopses versus synergies of information. The primary purpose of this holistic handbook is to provide guiding prescriptive principles toward institutionalization of policies and practices that foster global diversity and local inclusion in institutions of higher learning in the aftermath of the unsettling and disturbing racial incidents in the Deep South following the re-election President Barack H. Obama. Ironically, President Obama was criticised in 2013 for the lack leadership diversity (especially women) among his cabinet and senior staff. In any event, this handbook has been conceptualized based on the individual, collective and culminating Southern cotton to experiences of the five authors from both predominantly/historically White institutions of higher learning (PWIs) and predominately/historically Black institutions of higher learning (HBCUs).Both institutional communities can use this book to create campus climate and culture for global diversity and local inclusion. The handbook encompasses seven chapters, seven conceptual frameworks in a logic model, and seven steps for campus-community collaboration. The book also highlights three dimensional circular themes and threads from spirituality in the preface and the initial chapter from several faiths and religions to introduce and symbolize spiritually different yet commonly denominating doctrines from around the world. We believe these themes and threads represent the Commonwealth of intellectual intersections in modern academe, driven by diverse intellectual capital and inclusive cerebral currency. This book was written to encourage systemic, holistic and systematic inputs, operations, outputs, outcomes and impacts that yield returns on investment (ROI) from campus-wide implementation of global diversity and local inclusion efforts.

Higher Education For The Public Good

Author: Scott London
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Higher Education For The Public Good

Author: Kezar
Editor: Jossey-Bass
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This important book explores the various ways that higher education contributes to the realization of significant public ends and examines how leaders can promote and enhance their contribution to the social charter through new policies and best practices. It also shows how other sectors of society, government agencies, foundations, and individuals can partner with institutions of higher education to promote the public good. Higher Education for the Public Good includes contributions from leaders in the field—many of whom participated in dialogues hosted by the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good. These leaders are responsible for creating successful strategies, programs, and efforts that foster the public’s role in higher education.

Re Visioning Higher Education On The Internet

Author: Doreen Starke-Meyerring
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Well Being And Higher Education

Author: Sally Pingree
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ISBN: 9780985308865
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Well-Being and Higher Education explores the multiple connections of well-being to higher education and why those connections matter—for the individual lives of students and those who teach; for the institution; and for whether or not the unique promise of higher education to a democratic society can be advanced and realized. The publication's thirty-five original essays and provocations—by some of the most highly respected voices within and beyond the academy—address the theoretical underpinnings and practical expressions of these connections. Well-Being and Higher Education opens the discussion on learning's connection to well-being; responds to current challenges against the state of higher education today; and brings to the forefront a conversation considering the greater purposes of higher education and the need to preserve and revive the institution's role to look beyond itself to a greater good.

Higher Education In The South

Author: Southern Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools (U.S.). Committee on Work Conferences on Higher Education
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Greater Good Neighbor Policy

Author: Wade Crawford Barclay
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Innovation Profit And The Common Good In Higher Education

Author: J. Harpur
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230274625
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University ethics is everyone's business, and big business is what the university is all about whether in the US, Europe or the rest of the world. How this has come about is less important than that it has, and is being taken very seriously by global and national forces. The important issue confronting higher education is its assumed role in guaranteeing economic prosperity. Governments are no longer content to let research leak out serendipitously into the economy. The Post-Industrial Society, Information Society, Knowledge Economy and Smart Economy require nothing less than commercially directed research producing innovatory products. The public interest is reduced to economic measures. The political, social and moral implications of changing practices in the university are rarely acknowledged in the rise of the New Alchemy. This book examines the resulting ambiguities and questionable evidence in favour of current polices.

Journal Of Higher Education In Africa

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Meeting The Competition

Author: John Immerwahr
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American Universities And Colleges

Author: American Council on Education
Editor: Walter De Gruyter Incorporated
ISBN: 9783110169676
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A Pie In The Sky For Greater Good

Author: Constandina
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The Community Responsibilities Of Institutions Of Higher Learning

Author: Norman Burns
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Journal Of Higher Education Outreach And Engagement

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Challenges Facing Higher Education At The Millennium

Author: Werner Zvi Hirsch
Editor: Praeger
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In May 1998, the participants in the Glion Colloquium gathered in Switzerland to identify the major problems currently facing higher education in the United States and Western Europe, and to propose effective means for meeting those challenges. Challenges Facing Higher Education at the Millennium is a collection of papers written by the participants of this colloquium.

Academe

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Development Policy

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