About this series
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.
The Series Editors:
Laura W. Perna, University of Pennsylvania, USA
The Associate Editors: Nicholas A. Bowman, The University of Iowa, USA (College Students); Stephen L. DesJardins, The University of Michigan, USA (Research Methodology); Linda Eisenmann, Wheaton College, USA (History and Philosophy); Shouping Hu, Florida State University, USA (Policy); Adrianna Kezar, University of Southern California, USA (Organization and Administration); Anne-Marie Nuñez, The Ohio State University, USA (Diversity Issues); Marvin A. Titus, University of Maryland, USA (Finance and Economics); Ann Austin, Michigan State University; Pamela Eddy, College of William and Mary; Anna Neumann, Teachers College