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Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research

Published under the Sponsorship of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)

  • Michael B. Paulsen

Part of the Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research book series (HATR, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Sheila Slaughter
    Pages 1-10
  3. Uma M. Jayakumar, Liliana M. Garces, Julie J. Park
    Pages 11-79
  4. John M. Braxton, Clay H. Francis, Jenna W. Kramer, Christopher R. Marsicano
    Pages 81-125
  5. Joseph C. Hermanowicz
    Pages 239-293
  6. Awilda Rodriguez, Fernando Furquim, Stephen L. DesJardins
    Pages 295-370
  7. Robert K. Toutkoushian, Jason C. Lee
    Pages 371-416
  8. Shanna Smith Jaggars, Susan Bickerstaff
    Pages 469-503
  9. Leslie D. Gonzales, Dana Kanhai, Kayon Hall
    Pages 505-559
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 561-595

About this book


Published annually since 1985, the Handbook series provides a compendium of thorough and integrative literature reviews on a diverse array of topics of interest to the higher education scholarly and policy communities. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of research findings on a selected topic, critiques the research literature in terms of its conceptual and methodological rigor and sets forth an agenda for future research intended to advance knowledge on the chosen topic. The Handbook focuses on a comprehensive set of central areas of study in higher education that encompasses the salient dimensions of scholarly and policy inquiries undertaken in the international higher education community. Each annual volume contains chapters on such diverse topics as research on college students and faculty, organization and administration, curriculum and instruction, policy, diversity issues, economics and finance, history and philosophy, community colleges, advances in research methodology and more. The series is fortunate to have attracted annual contributions from distinguished scholars throughout the world. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael B. Paulsen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational Policy and Leadership Studies N491 Lindquist CenterUniversity of IowaIowa CityUSA

About the editors

MICHAEL B. PAULSEN is Professor of Higher Education & Student Affairs at The University of Iowa. His primary areas of scholarly expertise are: (a) economics, finance and policy in higher education; and (b) teaching, learning and curriculum in higher education. Prior to his faculty appointment at The University of Iowa, he was a professor of higher education at the Universities of Illinois, Alabama and New Orleans. He is Series Editor of the annual volumes of the scholarly books series, Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research. He has also served for over twenty years on the editorial board of Research in Higher Education.  He has over seventy publications—books, journal articles, and book chapters. In addition to his annual volumes of the Handbook, Professor Paulsen’s other books include Economics of Higher Education (w/R. Toutkoushian); The Finance of Higher Education (w/J. Smart); Applying Economics to Institutional Research (w/R. Toutkoushian); Taking Teaching Seriously (w/K. Feldman); Teaching and Learning in the College Classroom (w/K. Feldman); and College Choice. His work has been published in an array of professional journals, such as Journal of Higher Education, Research in Higher Education, Review of Higher Education, Journal of College Student Development, Educational Evaluation & Policy Analysis, Journal of Education FinanceEconomics of Education Review, Higher Education, Teaching in Higher Education, Journal of Faculty Development, and College Teaching. In 2015, Dr. Paulsen received the RESEARCH ACHIEVEMENT AWARD from the Association for the Study of Higher Education. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research
  • Book Subtitle Published under the Sponsorship of the Association for Institutional Research (AIR) and the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE)
  • Editors Michael B. Paulsen
  • Series Title Higher Education: Handbook of Theory and Research
  • Series Abbreviated Title Higher Education:Theory
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-72489-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-10210-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-72490-4
  • Series ISSN 0882-4126
  • Series E-ISSN 2215-1664
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 595
  • Number of Illustrations 82 b/w illustrations, 9 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Higher Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
    Administration, Organization and Leadership
    Sociology of Education
    Curriculum Studies
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