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Book Review: Equity in Science Locked

Representation, Culture, and the Dynamics of Change in Graduate Education
From Volume 49 Number 3 | April–June 2021
The author identifies five science disciplines as outlier exemplars for their work and success in creating equity-based change, using them to explore how equity issues seep into the everyday life of higher education. Multiple actionable steps are proffered to as readers in the conclusion on how we can address systematic change.
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Agile Leadership in a Volatile World Locked

It Calls for Self-Awareness, Thinking Differently, and Creating Organizational Change
From Volume 49 Number 3 | April–June 2021
Especially in turbulent times, higher education leaders would be advised to assume the six most valued perspectives: curator, architect, conductor, humanist, advocate, and pioneer.
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Book Review: Academic Library Makerspaces Locked

A Practical Guide to Planning, Collaborating, and Supporting Campus Innovation
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
Built on the authors’ wide-ranging examination of the literature and examples drawn from a variety of higher education institutions, this book offers a detailed roadmap of steps and strategies for planning these facilities and successfully integrating them into the academic fabric of an institution.
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Keep on Keepin’ on Locked

Customized Retention Practices Helped Low Income and Single Mom Students to Persist
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
A support program for low-income and/or single-mother students to improve their persistence and retention was revisited 15 years after it had been launched at Charter Oak State College. Did follow-up with the graduates show that the effort had aided the former participants in obtaining their college degree? Had the collaboration between the institution’s Academic Services, Enrollment Management, and Financial Aid departments—and the support they offered—help the students to persevere? Based on survey results, was the program still of value, and what improvements needed to be made?
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Breaking Barriers Locked

A Collaborative Approach to Problem-Solving Created a Culture of Campus Innovation
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
The University of West Georgia, toward dismantling silo thinking and promoting a sense of ownership within the workplace, formed a cross-divisional group: The Barriers Team. It was part of an initiative to recognize and encourage employee engagement, develop operational efficiencies and effectiveness, and eliminate obstructions to staff success.
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From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
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Book Review: Transforming Higher Education in Asia and Africa Locked

Strategic Planning and Policy
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
The book describes the author’s work over the past thirty years advising governments and universities in eight countries, providing case studies that focus on the challenges, failures, and successes in planning for change at twelve universities. The author explores themes, policies, and strategies that emerged, and provides widely applicable lessons for bringing about change, especially in using strategic planning as the vehicle for it.
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Leveraging Institutional Planning to Benefit Latinx Students Locked

Racially Disaggregated and Actionable Data Improve Community College Transfer Success
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
How can institutional planners make a difference for underrepresented minority students? Senior administrators at East Los Angeles College addressed inequities in Latinx student transfer rates with data-backed culturally-relevant strategies.
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American University of Beirut’s Meta-Assessment Framework Locked

Rubrics Improve Evaluation Processes, Set Clear Expectations, and Help in Decision-Making
From Volume 49 Number 2 | January–March 2021
In a higher education setting, it is important to evaluate assessment processes, establish clear expectations, and efficiently make decisions. Doing so will support program and unit outcomes and periodic program and unit reviews, aligning with the institution’s strategic plan and optimizing budget allocation.
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Redefining Federal Work-Study Programs Locked

Support Students in Their Academic and Professional Success by Developing Their Career-Readiness Skills
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
The University of Missouri-Kansas City, by reinventing its campus Federal Work-Study (FWS) program (newly termed PRO Roos), committed to a goal of supporting student success through developing their career-readiness skills. FWS students were engaged in worthwhile campus employment that increased their sense of belonging within the university, enhanced their professional proficiencies, and prepared them for careers after graduation.
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‘Colorblind-Spots’ in Campus Design Locked

Planners and Architects Can Offer Solutions That Center on Social Justice
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
Educational leaders are noting that conventional campus design planning efforts have neglected to include the voices of historically underserved communities. Socio-spatial inquiry can help institutions offer an equity approach to inclusivity and authentic engagement.
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Higher Education Returns to Serve
From Volume 49 Number 1 | October–December 2020
There is a call for higher education institutions to think of ways that knowledge can be created and shared between people— credentialed and noncredentialed—more readily so that society can better handle adversities.
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