Required Reading

The following books are required reading for all higher education doctoral students in Saint Louis University’s School of Education.

Four Critical Years: Effects of College on Beliefs, Attitudes and Knowledge by Alexander W. Astin

How Colleges Work: The Cybernetics of Academic Organization and Leadership by Robert Birnbaum

Higher Education in Transition; an American History, 1636-1956 by John Brubacher and Willis Rudy

Higher Education in Transition: A History of American Colleges and Universities  by Willis Rudy and John S. Brubacher

Education and Identity by Arthur W. Chickering and Linda Reisser

The Uses of the University by Clark Kerr

The American College: A Psychological and Social Interpretation of the Higher Learning by Nevitt Sanford

How College Affects Students: Findings and Insights from Twenty Years of Research by Ernest T. Pascarella and Patrick T. Terenzini

The American College and University: A History by Frederick Rudolph

Competing Conceptions of Academic Governance: Negotiating the Perfect Storm by William G. Tierney

Suggested Reading

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges by Philip G. Altbach, Robert O. Berdahl and Patricia J. Gumport

What Matters in College?: Four Critical Years Revisited by Alexander W. Astin

The Academic Deanship: Individual Careers and Institutional Roles by David F. Bright and Mary P. Richards

Experience And Education by John Dewey

The Economics of University Behavior by David A. Garvin

Coping with Faculty Stress (Survival Skills for Scholars) by Walter H. Gmelch

Department Chairs Leadership Skills by Walter Gmelch and Val D. Miskin

The Department Chair As Academic Leader: (American Council on Education Oryx Press Series on Higher Education) by Irene W. D. Hecht, Mary Lou Higgerson, Walter H. Gmelch and Allan Tucker

Jedamus, P. & Peterson M.W. (1980). Improving academic management: A handbook of planning and institutional research. San Francisco, CA:Jossey-Bass Publishers.

Student Learning Outside the Classroom: Transcending Artificial Boundaries by George Kuh

The Invisible Tapestry: Culture in American Colleges and Universities by George D. Kuh and Elizabeth J. Whitt

Governing Academic Organizations: New Problems New Perspectives by Gary L. Riley and Victor J. Baldridge

Building Communities of Difference: Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century by William G. Tierney

Building the Responsive Campus: Creating High Performance Colleges and Universities by William G. Tierney

Leaving College: Rethinking the Causes and Cures of Student Attrition by Vincent Tinto