1st Edition

Advancing Higher Education as a Field of Study In Quest of Doctoral Degree Guidelines - Commemorating 120 Years of Excellence

    Winner of the 2015 Auburn Authors AwardsWhere is higher education as a field of study going in this century? How will higher education program leaders design and sustain their degree programs’ vitality in the face of perennial challenges from inside and outside the academy? While in 1979 the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) defined standards for student affairs master’s level preparation, and while 2010 saw the adoption of guidelines for higher education administration and leadership preparation programs at the master’s degree level, there still are, however, no guidelines that address higher education leadership doctoral programs, despite increasing demands for assessment and evaluation. This book suggests that higher education administration doctoral degree guidelines are a critical next step in advancing their program quality and continuity. It offers a review of the field’s history, the condition of its higher education programs, developments from the student affairs specialization and its guidelines, and a multi-chapter dialogue on the benefits or disadvantages of having guidelines. At a time of urgency to prepare the next generation of higher education faculty and leaders, this book sets out the parameters for the debate about what the guidelines should cover to ensure the appropriate and effective preparation of students. It also offers a useful framework for enriching the knowledge of deans, chairs, program coordinators and faculty who are engaged in program design, assessment, and revision. It will also be of interest to policymakers, the personnel of accrediting agencies, and not least graduate students within higher education preparation programs. All the contributors to this volume have the exemplary expertise, leadership experience, and a close association with higher education guidelines and standards, and have extensively contributed to the literature on higher education.

    Foreword - Lisa Wolf-Wendel Acknowledgments - Sydney Freeman, Jr. Introduction and Overview - Sydney Freeman, Jr., Linda Serra Hagedorn, Lester F. Goodchild, and Dianne A. Wright PART ONE. HISTORY AND THE CONTEMPORARY CONDITION OF HIGHER EDUCATION AS A FIELD OF STUDY 1. Higher Education as a Field of Study. Its History, Degree Programs, Associations, and National Guidelines - Lester F. Goodchild 2. Contemporary Condition of Higher Education Programs in the United States and Canada. An Initial 2012 Report - Adrienne E. Hyle and Lester F. Goodchild PART TWO. EXISTING HIGHER EDUCATION PROGRAM GUIDELINES CONSIDERATIONS 3. Professional Competencies and Standards of Practice. The Student Affairs Perspective From the Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education, College Student Educators International, and Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education - David C. DiRamio 4. The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education and the Role of Standards in Professional Practice - Laura A. Dean and Ginny M. Jones 5. Council for the Advancement of Higher Education Programs' Master’s Degree Guidelines for Higher Education Administration Programs - Dianne A. Wright and Adrienne E. Hyle Appendix. A Commitment to Quality. Guidelines for Higher Education Administration and Leadership Preparation Programs at the Master’s Degree Level (2010. 6. Academic Freedom and Empowerment Under CAHEP Guidelines. The Case of East Carolina University - Crystal R. Chambers PART THREE. IMPLICATIONS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION DEGREE PROGRAMS’ POSSIBLE MOVEMENT TOWARD DOCTORAL DEGREE GUIDELINES 7. Toward a Theoretical Framework for the Doctorate in Higher Education Administration - Sydney Freeman, Jr., and Frances Kochan 8. The Evolution of Community College Administration and Leadership Programs. The Question of Doctoral Degree Guidelines - Linda Serra Hagedorn and Agustina Veny Purnamasari Appendix. Community College Leadership Programs Across Universities 9. Standards, Success, and the Carnegie Project on the Education Doctorate. A Foucauldian Examination of Best Practices for Doctoral Programs in Education - Jeni Hart and Eric S. Ludwig 10. Program Specification or Collaboration. Which Way Toward Quality and Survival? - Carol L. Colbeck and Erica M. Southworth 11. The Core Knowledge of Higher Education - Robert M. Hendrickson 12. The Future of Higher Education Administration Preparation Program Guidelines and Their Implementation - Dianne A. Wright and Sydney Freeman, Jr. Afterword. A Critical Moment in the Study of Higher Education Administration - Sydney Freeman Jr., Linda Serra Hagedorn, Lester F. Goodchild, and Dianne A. Wright Additional Readings Editors and Contributors Index


    Sydney Freeman; Lisa Wolf-Wendel

    “Overall, the book will clearly be of interest to all faculty members who teach in higher education programs, doctoral students in the field, and also administrators at the Provost or Dean of Education level. It may also be of interest to researchers who study curriculum development – especially in a higher education context.

    “This book raises important issues and perspectives in a time when we need to explore what the future holds for our field. The book should prompt important discussions that we must engage in earnestly.

    “As more people are seeking degrees in our field and more programs are offering this degree, we ought to be asking ourselves these questions raised in this foreword and in this book. It is a good time to be asking these questions and this is the right book to prompt these discussions."

    Lisa Wolf-Wendel, The University of Kansas