Institutional transformation to engage a diverse student body / edited by Liz Thomas, Malcolm Tight.

1st ed.
Bingley, U.K. : Emerald, 2011.
International perspectives on higher education research ; v. 6.
International perspectives on higher education research, 1479-3628 ; v. 6
xiii, 358 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Higher education and state -- Great Britain.
Education, Higher -- Great Britain.
Education, Higher -- Administration.
It is now widely accepted that institutional change is necessary to engage a diverse student body, both to encourage them to enter higher education (HE), and to enable them to be successful in HE. This book is premised on the need for institutional transformation: changing institutional structures, processes and governance; developing an inclusive culture and altering processes of knowledge creation (research) and knowledge transfer (learning and teaching). Key features of the book include: Developing the concept of institutional transformation and student engagement to widen participation in HE and improve student retention and success; Providing an analysis of how well institutions in England are doing in terms of taking a whole institution approach to widening participation, student diversity and success. Exploring the meaning of institutional transformation in relation to: outreach, admissions, induction and transition, learning and teaching, personal tutoring and support, research and progression beyond HE Identifying approaches to managing institutional transformation Involving students in the process of transformation Illustrating and developing these themes through a serious of mini international case studies. The book aims to help readers engage with a number of the core higher education issues that have dominated UK and International policy over recent years.
ch. 1. Institutional transformation to engage a diverse student body / Liz Thomas
ch. 1.1. Institutional transformation to engage a diverse student body at the Open University / Margaret Hart, Tony O'Shea-Poon
ch. 1.2. 'Resistance from the periphery?' : a case study of attempts to widen access to adult learners at a South African university / Salma Ismail, Linda Cooper
ch. 2. Engaging students to improve retention and success / Liz Thomas
ch. 2.1. From classroom resistance to school reform / Derek Bland
ch. 2.2. Project 2013 : a model for increasing first-year at-risk student retention rates / Rashidah N. Andrews, Jayne K. Drake
ch. 3. Institutional transformation to mainstream diversity / Liz Thomas
ch. 3.1. Mainstreaming widening participation : institutional transformation from small beginnings / Amanda Ingleby
ch. 3.2. Achieving a 'fair go' at La Trobe University / Kerry Ferguson
ch. 4. Mainstreaming widening access to engage students in higher education / Sue Hatt, James Tate
ch. 4.1. The access tradition : widening participation and the University of Bedfordshire / Steve Kendall
ch. 4.2. Access, aspiration and attainment : foundation studies at the University of South Australia / Christopher M. Klinger, Neil L. Murray
ch. 4.3. Transferring from senior to higher vocational education in the Netherlands / Sabine Severiens, Rick Wolff, Wâtte Zijlstra
ch. 5. Working together on widening access, admissions and transition into higher education / Janet Graham, Dan Shaffer
ch. 5.1. Getting the higher education x-factor / Michelle Gammo-Felton
ch. 5.2. Balancing mission and market in Chicago : an enrolment management perspective / Brian Spittle
ch. 5.3. Acknowledgment of prior experiential learning to widen participation at the Université libre de Bruxelles : the challenge of the institutional message / Renaud Maes, Cécile Sztalberg, Michel Sylin
ch. 6. Transforming the learning experience to engage students / Kerri-Lee D. Krause
ch. 6.1. Transforming the first year experience through learning communities / Scott E. Evenbeck, Frank E. Ross
ch. 6.2. Inclusion and the student voice : lessons from the trinity inclusive curriculum strategy / Michelle Garvey
ch. 6.3. Mainstreaming blended learning to enhance the access, learning and retention of students from equity groups / Violeta Vidaek-Hain, Blaenka Divjak, Renata Horvatek
ch. 6.4. Defining identity, engaging teachers and engaging students : 'education strengths' in a foreign branch campus / Glenda Crosling
ch. 7. Engaging students to enhance progression beyond the first degree / Liz Thomas
ch. 7.1. Transforming learning : engaging students with the business community / Sandra Hill
ch. 8. Enabling institutional transformation to engage a diverse student body : necessary conditions and facilitating factors / Liz Thomas
ch. 8.1. Establishing a 'golden thread' : the path to ensuring institutional transformation / Jacqueline Stevenson
ch. 8.2. Reversing frames : institutional development at Oslo University College / Marit Greek
ch. 8.3. Developing an organisational culture where social justice and collaboration runs alongside widening participation / Vicky Duckworth
ch. 8.4. Widening participation Bristol-fashion : embedding policy and practice at the Universities of Bristol and the West of England / Tony Hoare, Betsy Bowerman, Chris Croudace, Richard Waller.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 327-346).
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Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
Thomas, Liz (Elizabeth)
Tight, Malcolm.
James Hosmer Penniman Book Fund.
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