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  Understanding Student Affairs Organizations
George Kuh
Book Thumbnail University-community Partnerships: Universities In Civic Engagement
Tracy Soska, Alice K. Johnson Butterfield
(262 Pages) Examine how your university can help solve the complex problems of your community Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) sponsored by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) have identified civic engagement and community partnership as critical themes for higher education. This unique book addresses past, present, and future models of university-community partnerships, COPC programs, wide-ranging social work partnerships that involve teaching, research, and social change, and innovative methods in the processes of civic engagement. The text recognizes the many professions, schools, and higher education institutions that contribute to advancing civic engagement through university-community partnerships. One important contribution this book makes to the literature of civic engagement is that it is the first publication that significantly highlights partnership contributions from schools of social work, which are rediscovering their community roots through these initiatives. University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement documents how universities are involved in creative individual, faculty, and program partnerships that help link campus and community-partnerships that are vital for teaching, research, and practice. Academics and practitioners discuss outreach initiatives, methods of engagement (with an emphasis on community organization), service learning and other teaching/learning methods, research models, participatory research, and high-engagement� techniques used in university-community partnerships. The book includes case studies, historical studies, policy analysis, program evaluation, and curriculum development. University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement examines: the increasing civic engagement of institutions of higher education civic engagement projects involving urban nonprofit community-based organizations and neighborhood associations the developmental stages of a COPC partnership problems faced in evaluating COPC programs civic engagement based on teaching and learning how pre-tenure faculty can meet research, teaching, and service requirements through university-community partnerships developing an MSW program structured around a single concentration of community partnership how class, race, and organizational differences are barriers to equality in the civic engagement process University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement is one of the few available academic resources to address the importance of social work involvement in COPC programs. Social work educators, students, and practitioners, community organizers, urban planners, and anyone working in community development will find it invaluable in proving guidance for community problem solving, and creating opportunities for faculty, students, and community residents to learn from one another.
Book Thumbnail Upside Down: The Paradox of Servant Leadership
Stacy Rinehart, Carol J. Kent
(171 Pages) Learn how to do more than just tell others what to do; learn how to lead others the same way Jesus did.
Book Thumbnail Values-based Leadership: A Revolutionary Approach to Business Success And Personal Prosperity
Kenneth Majer
(128 Pages)
Book Thumbnail Visionary Leadership
Burt Nanus
(237 Pages) Warren Bennis writes,the bookfills me with equal amounts of admiration and envy. For the first time ever, Nanus defines for us what 'the vision thing' is all about. Successful leaders know that nothing drives an organization like an attractive, worthwhile, achievable vision for the future. Leadership expert and best-selling author Burt Nanus finally shows why vision is the key to leadership and demonstrates how any leader can use a logical, step-by-step process to create and implement a powerful new sense of direction in his or her organization. Designed for individual leaders to develop their own vision statement, this book guides readers through the mechanics of forming a vision, guidelines for developing the scope of the vision, and processes for implementing that vision. Visionary Leadership is an indispensable guide for leaders at all levels, from top executives to heads of divisions and departments, from large corporations to small businesses, from manufacturing and service organizations to government and nonprofit institutions.
Book Thumbnail Voice and equality: civic voluntarism in American politics
Sidney Verba, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Henry E. Brady
(640 Pages) This book confirms the idea put forth nearly a century and a half ago by Alexis de Tocqueville, that American democracy is rooted in civic voluntarism--citizens ...
  Wake 'em Up: How to Use Humor and Other Professional Techniques to Create Alarmingly Good Business Presentations
Tom Antion
(299 Pages)
Book Thumbnail We shall not fail: the inspiring leadership of Winston Churchill
Celia Sandys, Jonathan Littman
(283 Pages) Co-authored by the subject's granddaughter, an analysis of Churchill's leadership strategies offers insight into the tactics he employed during the second World War, from supporting innovators and trying new things to maintaining consistent standards and putting bad news into perspective.
Book Thumbnail We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families: stories from Rwanda
Philip Gourevitch
(355 Pages) Examines the horrors of genocide in Rwanda, where 800,000 people of an ethnic minority were exterminated in one hundred days
Book Thumbnail Wellbeing: The Five Essential Elements
Tom Rath, Jim Harter, James K. Harter
(229 Pages) Shows the interconnections among the elements of well-being, how they cannot be considered independently, and provides readers with a research-based approach to improving all aspects of their lives.
Book Thumbnail What Is Global Leadership?: 10 Key Behaviors the Define Great Global Leaders
Terry Hogan
(240 Pages) The skill set global leaders need to succeed.
Book Thumbnail What Makes Racial Diversity Work in Higher Education: Academic Leaders Present Successful Policies and Strategies
Frank W. Hale
(336 Pages) "This is a very useful collection of eighteen insightful essays for department chairs, deans, provosts, and others in positions of responsibility who are able to influence a college or university's policies and strategies to develop and advance a racially and culturally inclusive teaching and learning environment."?Teaching Theology and Religion Journal "A compendium of resources. Some chapters might be more useful to student affairs practitioners. Others might be useful to teachers and administrators. In general the personal narratives emerge most strongly as a testament to the efforts and struggles involved in transforming the capacity of higher education to successfully educate students of color." ?Journal of College Student Development
Book Thumbnail What Matters in College: Four Critical Years Revisited
Alexander W. Astin
(512 Pages) What is the impact of college attendance on students' personal, social, academic, and vocational development? Do different types of colleges produce different outcomes? How important is the curriculum as opposed to the student peer group and the faculty? How are students affected by the quality and quantity of their personal involvement in the academic and extracurricular life of the institution? In 1977, Alexander Astin attempted to answer these and other key questions in Four Critical Years, a book the Journal of Higher Education has since called the most frequently cited work in the higher education literature. In What Matters in College? Astin presents a completely new and expanded study of how students change and develop in college - and reveals how colleges can enhance that development. Based on a study of more than 20,000 students, 25,000 faculty members, and 200 institutions, the book shows how academic programs, faculty, student peer groups, and other variables affect students' college experiences. He examines more than 190 environmental characteristics of institutions and details how these factors can shape students' personality and self-concept, patterns of behavior, values and beliefs, academic and cognitive development, career development, and satisfaction with the college environment.
Book Thumbnail When giants learn to dance
Rosabeth Moss Kanter
(415 Pages) Describes the career challenges produced by corporate reductions and reorganizations of staff, looks at international competition, and tells how to develop a wider range of business skills
Book Thumbnail When Hope and Fear Collide: A Portrait of Today's College Student
Arthur Levine, Jeanette S. Cureton
(208 Pages) The clock becomes your enemy when reading this book. The revelations propel you along causing you to read faster and faster to the next line, paragraph, page, and chapter. Must reading for anyone concerned about higher education and the future. This will be the most often quoted research and literature on student demographics for all higher education during the next decade! --GwAndolyn Jordan Dungy, executive director, NASPA In his 1980 book When Dreams and Heroes Died, Arthur Levine presented a portrait of a generation of college students without heroes?a generation that turned inward, away from activism and community and toward individual and material gain. But when Levine returned to campuses in the 1990s, he discovered a startling and encouraging shift in the attitudes of the new generation of students. When Hope and Fear Collide examines a generation motivated by a conflicting sense of hope and fear. While today's students fear a great many things both on a global and local level they are less pessimistic than the previous generation, as they look for ways to make a difference in their world. Campus faculty, administrators, and student services professionals are in a pivotal position?able to nurture students' hopes and help them confront and overcome their fears. Levine and Cureton give them the information they need to make a difference. Contents: Generation Without a Name Flaws, Problems, and Decline: The New Localism Campus Politics: Let the Buyer Beware! Multiculturalism: The Campus Divided Personal Life: Retreat from Intimacy Academics: Search for an Insurance Policy The Future: Doing Well of Doing Good Conclusion: A Transitional Generation Arthur Levine is president and professor of education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Jeanette S. Cureton served as assistant to the president at Curry College in Milton, Massachusetts, and as a research assistant to Arthur Levine at the Harvard Graduate School of Educa
Book Thumbnail When Teams Work Best: 6,000 Team Members and Leaders Tell What it Takes to Succeed
Frank LaFasto, Carl Larson
(221 Pages) `[A] tour de force on what makes teams successful. Building on sound theory and relying on extensive research, they offer specific, practical tools that will deliver team value. Team members, business leaders, and organization consultants should not only read, but use this work' - Professor Ulrich, University of Michigan `This book makes collaboration a vivid and workable concept' - Allan R Cohen, Professor of Global Leadership, Babson College When Teams Work Best helps us understand what makes teams succeed, why teams fail, and what can be done to improve the ability of a team to work together productively. Sometimes teams work effectively, but often they don't. No one knows this better than team members themselves. This book is based on twenty years of research in which the authors asked more than 6,000 team members across a variety of businesses and industries, in both public and private sectors, to assess their teams, their team leaders, and each other. In the safety of confidentiality, team members identified what encourages teams to succeed and what discourages teams into failure. Building on this analysis and the authors own extensive observations of hundreds of teams in scores of organizations the authors offer specific advice for improving team leadership, becoming a more effective team member, developing positive team relationships, creating a more supportive organizational environment, and enhancing team problem solving abilities. The emphasis throughout the book is on practical, portable insight. At the start of each chapter, is a one-page "Snapshot" that provides a concise overview of the chapter contents. Then, each chapter's discussion opens with a real-life scenario that introduces the issues discussed in that chapter in concrete, familiar terms. Throughout the book you hear the voices of actual team members in the form of a number of quotations that speak candidly and in down-to-earth ways about the difficulties and triumphs they experience in working in teams. Finally, to help you put the chapter's lessons into practice, each chapter concludes with a "Putting It to Work" section that includes specific suggestions and helpful instruments that you can use directly or adapt to suit your circumstances. You'll find that you come away from this book with much more than a theoretical idea of what should make teams work best. You'll come away with the collective insights of thousands of team members and leaders on what really does work to bring out the best in teams. And you'll have in hand the tools that can help you put these insights to work. Who Needs This Book? · Executives and managers who are responsible for the overall functioning of teams can use this book to ensure that teams throughout the organization understand what it takes to make collaboration work. They can learn what to look for in exemplary and less-than-exemplary teams, from the qualities of team members, to the processes that successful teams use, to the attributes of effective team leaders (Chapters 1-4). Senior managers may also want to pay particular attention to Chapter 5, which discusses organizational factors that foster or impede the work of collaborative teams. · Team leaders will find specific practical guidance in every chapter that can improve their leadership of teams. The book can be an excellent training vehicle for team leaders, whether they are seasoned veterans or new to the job. In addition to learning valuable strategies and techniques for themselves, they can use much of the material in the book in managing team members to collaborate more effectively. Finally, team leaders can use the ideas in Chapter 5 on the organizational culture to assess organizational obstacles to their work and advocate constructive change. · Team members can use this book to improve their own participation in teams, help their team function more effectively, and prepare to become leaders themselves.
Book Thumbnail Where's the Learning in Service-Learning
Janet Eyler, Dwight E. Giles, Jr.
(352 Pages) "It is hard to overstate the importance of this book to the field. The research presented here should contribute significantly to those responsible for improving program effectiveness or advocating for this kind of pedagogy. The careful research and thoughtful commentary provide a wealth of insights about service-learning and how best to do it." —Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning "A groundbreaking book that unearths what all service-learning researchers and practitioners need to know." —Andrew Furco, director, Service-Learning Research & Development Center, University of California at Berkeley This timely volume is the first to explore service-learning as a valid learning activity. The authors present extensive data from two groundbreaking national research projects. Their studies include a large national survey focused on attitudes and perceptions of learning, intensive student interviews before and after the service semester, and additional comprehensive interviews to explore student views of the service-learning process.
Book Thumbnail Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)
Claude M. Steele
(242 Pages) The acclaimed social psychologist offers an insider’s look at his research and groundbreaking findings on stereotypes and identity. Claude M. Steele, who has been called “one of the few great social psychologists,” offers a vivid first-person account of the research that supports his groundbreaking conclusions on stereotypes and identity. He sheds new light on American social phenomena from racial and gender gaps in test scores to the belief in the superior athletic prowess of black men, and lays out a plan for mitigating these “stereotype threats” and reshaping American identities.
Book Thumbnail Who moved my cheese?: an a-mazing way to deal with change in your work and in your life
Spencer Johnson
(96 Pages) Relates a highly meaningful parable intended to help one deal with change quickly and prevail, offering readers a simple way to progress in their work and lives.
Book Thumbnail Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race
Beverly Daniel Tatum
(294 Pages) With a discussion guide and a new Epilogue by the author, this is the fifth anniversary edition of the bestselling work on the development of racial identity. Shares real-life examples and current research that support the author's recommendations for "straight talk" about racial identity, identifying practices that contribute to self-segregation in childhood groups.
Book Thumbnail Wine to Water: How One Man Saved Himself While Trying to Save the World
Doc Hendley
(290 Pages) The founder of the nonprofit organization Wine to Water, dedicated to bringing clean water to people in need throughout the world, traces how an unlikely trip to Darfur inspired his efforts to build economical water-containment systems.
Book Thumbnail Winners never cheat: everyday values we learned as children (but may have forgotten)
Jon M. Huntsman
(185 Pages) Wealthy philanthropist and owner of a petrochemical company uses his own business experiences to discuss the need for moral values and responsiblity in today's ...
Book Thumbnail Women and the leadership Q: the breakthrough system for achieving power and influence
Shoya Zichy, Bonnie Kellen
(310 Pages) Using Leadership Q—a 38-item, self-scoring, gender-neutral test, developed by Shoya Zichy and based upon the work of Carl Jung — women can identify which of ...
Book Thumbnail Women of influence, women of vision: a cross-generational study of leaders and social change
Helen S. Astin, Carole Leland
(203 Pages)
Book Thumbnail Women on Power: Leadership Redefined
Sue J. M. Freeman, Susan C. Bourque, Christine M. Shelton
(328 Pages) Experts in a variety of disciplines explore women's new roles in sport, politics, corporate America, and the professions, identifying arenas of success as well as persistent limits and barriers to women's leadership.
Book Thumbnail Women's ways of knowing: the development of self, voice, and mind
Mary Field Belenky, Nancy Rule Goldberger
(256 Pages) Looks at the differences between the ways men and women acquire knowledge and suggests reasons why women's ideas are not sufficiently appreciated
Book Thumbnail Working across cultures
John Hooker
(406 Pages) This thoughtful book delves deeply into the cultural languages necessary to thrive in a global society.
  Working with the Parents of College Students
Robert Cohen
  Your College Experience: Strategies for Success
John N. Gardner, A. Jerome Jewler
(388 Pages) This book offers students insights, activities, and strategies for achieving goals and creating positive experiences throughout the college years. Drawing on the authors' experiences in the areas of student orientation and retention, this text engages students in developing strengths and awareness in all aspects of college life. Many interactive and writing-based activities prepare students to actively participate in the campus community, and take charge of their college careers.
  Your College Experience: Strategies for Success
A. Jerome Jewler, John N. Gardner, Mary-Jane McCarthy
(240 Pages) The strategies for your academic and personal success in college are all at your fingertips in YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE: STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS. You'll learn to take charge of your learning; sharpen your skills in note taking, reading, memory, writing, and test-taking; enhance your social relationships; get to know yourself better by exploring your values; learn vital information about staying healthy; connect to information on career planning; and more! "Achieve It" features in every chapter give you practice in setting goals. "Try It!" exercises give you hands-on practice. Each new textbook comes with access to ThomsonNOW, an exciting online learning tool that provides you with a personalized learning plan that will save you time while you improve your understanding of the concepts of the course.