Books about higher education available at Cardinal Meyer Library:
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Academic Search Premier*
A multi-disciplinary database that provides full text for nearly 4,500 journals, including full text for more than 3,600 peer-reviewed titles.
Chronicle of Higher Education
The No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators.
Credo is an easy-to-use tool for research
projects and homework. Search in hundreds of encyclopedias, dictionaries,
thesauri, quotations, and subject-specific titles, as well as 200,000+ images
and audio files, and nearly 100 videos.
Directory of Open Access Journals
Free, full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering many subjects and languages.
Dissertations & Theses: Global
Comprehensive global collection of full text dissertations and theses.
Dissertations & Theses @ Marian University
A subset of ProQuest Dissertations and Theses - Full Text.
Search multiple EBSCO databases simultaneously. Custom select any number
of databases from the library's complete list available through EBSCO.
Education Research Complete*
EBSCO's most comprehensive collection of full-text education journals.
Educational Administrative Abstracts*
Includes bibliographic records covering areas related to educational leadership, management and research.
Indexes education journals and documents with links to full-text ERIC documents.
Accesses online journals and institutional repository/ self-submitted scholarly articles.
Full text articles from journals published by the APA and allied organizations.
SAGE Journals in Communication Studies, Criminology, Education, Health Sciences, Management & Organization Studies, Materials Science, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology and Urban Studies & Planning.
* = Access provided by BadgerLink
Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.
Videos from Films on Demand:
College, Inc. (56:28)
This edition of Frontline takes a closer look at the booming
business of higher education. It’s a $400 billion industry fueled by
taxpayer money. But what are students getting out of the deal? Critics
say a worthless degree and a mountain of debt. Investors insist they’re
innovators, widening access to education. The program follows the money
to uncover how Wall Street and a new breed of for-profit universities
are transforming the way Americans think about college education.
Too Many Kids Go to College: A Debate (1:41:07)
Do too many people go to college? The belief that college is essential
to reaching one’s full potential is under fire. Student loan debt has
surpassed credit card debt, unemployment for those with bachelor’s
degrees is at an all-time high, and entrepreneurs like the founders of
Microsoft and Facebook prove that extraordinary success is possible
without graduating college. But recent studies show that college is
economically beneficial even to those whose jobs don’t require it. Is it
still the best way to ensure social mobility, or is America’s love
affair with higher education unjustified?
College Life: Perspectives from Students and Instructors (51:51)
In this documentary, students talk about the ups and downs of higher
education and the costs of obtaining it at community colleges, state
universities, and private institutions. Topics include diversity, the
proliferation of digital tools and distractions, the rise of
prescription medication abuse, gaining or lacking a clear sense of
purpose in college, and the likelihood—or lack thereof—of finding
fulfilling work after graduation. In addition, professors and business
leaders discuss what they’d like to see in today’s college students and
Shattering the Silences: The Case for Minority Faculty (1:26:25)
Across America, campus diversity is under attack: affirmative action
programs are shut down, ethnic studies departments defunded,
multicultural scholarships severely slashed. Faculty of color remain
less than 9.2 percent of all full professors, and minority student
enrollment is dropping. In this program, eight professors of
color—African-American, Latino, Native American, and
Asian-American—discuss the special pressures minority faculty face in
majority-white institutions. The eight point to special pressures such
as being tapped to provide diversity on faculty committees and in
scholarly organizations, being advisors for all the students of their
ethnicity, and their work being held to higher standards than those of
their white colleagues.
Council for Higher Education Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools: Higher Learning Commission
U.S. Department of Education: Accreditation in the United States
Association of American Colleges and Universities: Assessment
Ericae.net: Clearinghouse on Assessment and Evaluation
Internet Resources for Higher Education Outcomes Assessment
Teaching and Learning
Association of American Colleges and Universities: Curriculum
Higher Education Best Practices: Teaching and Learning
National Education Association: Higher Education Websites
College and University Resources
Indiana University: Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning
Del Mar College: Faculty Development
LaGrange College: Faculty Teaching Resources
University of Oregon: Teaching Effectiveness Program
University of Michigan: Center for Research on Teaching and Learning
Seattle Pacific University: Center for Scholarship and Faculty Development
Western Michigan University Teaching and Learning Resources
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