Reconstructing Policy in Higher Education highlights the work of accomplished and award-winning scholars and provides concrete examples of how feminist poststructuralism effectively informs research methods and can serve as a vital tool for policy makers, analysts, and practitioners. The research examines a range of topics of interest to scholars and professionals including: purposes of Higher Education, administrative leadership, athletics, diversity, student activism, social class, the history of women in postsecondary institutions, and quality and science in the globalized university.
Students enrolled in Higher Education and Educational Policy programs will find this book offers them tools for thinking differently about policy analysis and educational practice. Higher Education faculty, managers, deans, presidents, and policy makers will find this book contributes significantly to their own policy analysis, practice, and discourse.
Elizabeth J. Allan is an Associate Professor of Higher Education at the University of Maine where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies program.
Susan V. Iverson is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration & Student Personnel at Kent State University where she is also an affiliated faculty member with the Women’s Studies Program.
Rebecca Ropers-Huilman is a Professor of Higher Education at the University of Minnesota.
List of Contributors
Foreword, Judith Glazer-Raymo
1. Introduction, Elizabeth J. Allan, Susan V. Iverson, and Rebecca Ropers-Huilman
2. Feminist Poststructuralism Meets Policy Analysis: An Overview, Elizabeth J. Allan
Part 1: Productions of Power through Presence within Absence
3. Corrective Lenses: Suffrage, Feminist Poststructural Analysis, and the History of Higher Education, Jana Nidiffer
4. Purposes of Higher Education and Visions of the Nation in the Writings of the Department of Education, Tatiana Suspitsyna
5. The Discursive Framing of Women Leaders in Higher Education, Suzanne Gordon, Susan V. Iverson, and Elizabeth J. Allan
Part 2: Subjects and Objects of Policy
6. Developing Students: Becoming Someone But Not Anyone, Susan Talburt
7. Title IX Policy and Intercollegiate Athletics: A Feminist Poststructural Critique, Jennifer Lee Hoffman, Susan V. Iverson, Elizabeth J. Allan, and Rebecca Ropers-Huilman
8. Consuming Higher Education: Who Is Paying the Price? Jeni Hart and Jennifer Hubbard
Part 3: Discursive Constructions of Change
9. Motivated to Make a Difference: Student Change Agents' Gendered Framing of Engagement, Rebecca Ropers-Huilman
10. Producing Diversity: A Policy Discourse Analysis of Diversity Action Plans, Susan V. Iverson
11. Knowledge Capital and Excellence: Implications of a Science-Centered University for Gender Equity, Nelly P. Stromquist
12. Questions and Complexities in Feminist Poststructural Policy Analysis, Rebecca Ropers-Huilman, Susan V. Iverson, and Elizabeth J. Allan