Higher Education

Books about higher education available at Cardinal Meyer Library:

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Recommended Databases:

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.

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.

EBSCOhost Databases
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.

Google Scholar
Accesses online journals and institutional repository/ self-submitted scholarly articles.

Full text articles from journals published by the APA and allied organizations.

Index to articles, books, chapters, dissertations and technical reports in psychology from 1887 onward.

SAGE Premier
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

Video Resources

Films on Demand
Multidisciplinary documentary film resource.

Videos from Films on Demand:

Declining by Degrees: Higher Education at Risk (1:56:11)
This monumental project gathers 16 essayists who ask tough—and long overdue—questions about our colleges and universities. This film blows higher education’s cover, showing that the multibillion-dollar enterprise of higher education has gone astray, allowing as many as 20 percent of all students to coast to a diploma without learning much at all. Offering prescriptions for change, this film shows our nation to be at great risk if we do nothing.

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 job candidates.

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



Association of American Colleges and Universities: Curriculum


Higher Education Best Practices: Teaching and Learning

National Education Association: Higher Education Websites



Indiana University: Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Del Mar College: Faculty Development

LaGrange College: Faculty Teaching Resources

University of Michigan: Center for Research on Teaching and Learning


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