Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Description

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 a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology, and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world. - Authoritative in the field of higher education - 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 - An indispensable resource for administrators, researchers and policymakers in higher education The Series Editor: Michael B. Paulsen, The University of Iowa, USA The Associate Editors: John M. Braxton, Vanderbilt University, USA (College Faculty) Stephen L. DesJardins, The University of Michigan, USA (Research Methodology) Linda Eisenmann, Ph.D., Wheaton College, USA (History and Philosophy) Linda Serra Hagedorn, Iowa State University, USA (Community Colleges) Sylvia Hurtado, Ph.D., University of California, USA (Diversity Issues) Adrianna Kezar, Ph.D., University of Southern California, USA (Organization and Administration) Laura W. Perna, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, USA (Policy) Raymond D. Perry, The University of Manitoba, Canada (Curriculum and Instruction) Scott L. Thomas, Ph.D., Claremont Graduate University, USA (College Students) Marvin A. Titus, University of Maryland, USA (Finance and Economics)