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Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America

reviewed by Jennifer W. Purcell & Jennifer B. Wells - July 14, 2020

coverTitle: Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America
Author(s): Richard K. Vedder
Publisher: The Independent Institute, Oakland, CA
ISBN: 1598133276, Pages: 416, Year: 2019
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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: July 14, 2020
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 23368, Date Accessed: 6/12/2021 9:54:13 AM

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  • Jennifer Purcell
    Kennesaw State University
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    JENNIFER W. PURCELL, Ed.D., MPA, is an associate professor in the School of Government and International Affairs at Kennesaw State University (KSU). Purcell is a leadership scholar whose research explores leadership capacity building in organizational contexts. Her research to date focuses on organization development within higher education through institutions and professional and research associations. To better understand cross-sector partnerships involving institutions in higher education, Purcell and her research team have explored the role of boundary-spanning leadership among university employees as well as the institutional infrastructure to support these collaborations. Purcell is a proponent of shared governance in higher education and is past-president of the KSU faculty senate and university council.
  • Jennifer Wells
    Kennesaw State University
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    JENNIFER B. WELLS, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of higher education in the Department of Educational Leadership at Kennesaw State University. Wells is a scholar in student development and higher education assessment; publications editor of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS); former university administrator in institutional effectiveness and student affairs; and was actively involved in the institutionís recent reaffirmation process. Wells current focus is on the effectiveness of the CAS Standards, the importance of continuous improvement efforts, and the gamification of higher education.
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