Best Higher Education Administration Books

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1. UDL and Blended Learning: Thriving in Flexible Learning Landscapes

Author: by Katie Novak

‎ Impress (May 29, 2021)

‎ English

‎ 232 pages

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You can develop the skills to meet the needs of learners in any learning environment. This approachable, in-depth guide unites the adaptability of Universal Design for Learning with the flexibility of blended learning, equipping educators with the tools they need to create relevant, authentic, and meaningful learning pathways to meet students where they’re at, no matter the time and place or their pace and path.

With step-by-step guidance and clear strategies, authors Katie Novak and Catlin Tucker empower teachers to implement these frameworks in the classroom, with a focus on cultivating community, building equity, and increasing accessibility for all learners. As we face increasing uncertainty and frequent disruption to traditional ways of living and learning, UDL and Blended Learning offers bold, innovative, inclusive solutions for navigating a range of learning landscapes, from the home to the classroom and all points in between, no matter what obstacles may lie ahead.


2. Who Gets In and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions

Author: by Jeffrey Selingo

‎ English

‎ 320 pages

‎ 1982116293

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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020 From award-winning higher education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Jeffrey Selingo comes a revealing look from inside the admissions officeone that identifies surprising strategies that will aid in the college search.

Getting into a top-ranked college has never seemed more impossible, with acceptance rates at some elite universities dipping into the single digits. In Who Gets In and Why, journalist and higher education expert Jeffrey Selingo dispels entrenched notions of how to compete and win at the admissions game, and reveals that teenagers and parents have much to gain by broadening their notion of what qualifies as a good college.

Hint: it’s not all about the sticker on the car window. Selingo, who was embedded in three different admissions officesa selective private university, a leading liberal arts college, and a flagship public campusclosely observed gatekeepers as they made their often agonizing and sometimes life-changing decisions.


3. Leadership: Theory and Practice

Author: by Peter G. Northouse

‎ SAGE Publications, Inc

‎ English

‎ 600 pages

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The market-leading Leadership: Theory and Practice presents an academically robust account of the major theories and models of leadership with a focus on how theory can inform practice.Author Peter G. Northouse uses a consistent structure for each chapter that allows readers to easily compare and contrast different theories.

Case studies and questionnaires provide students with practical examples and opportunities to deepen their understanding of their own leadership style. The fully updated Ninth Edition features a new chapter on inclusive leadership, 17 new real-world cases that profile leaders from across the globe, a new discussion on leadership and morality, and examples of timely issues such as leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.


4. From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education

Author: by Tia Brown McNair

‎ Jossey-Bass

‎ English

‎ 160 pages

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A practical guide for achieving equitable outcomes From Equity Talk to Equity Walk offers practical guidance on the design and application of campus change strategies for achieving equitable outcomes. Drawing from campus-based research projects sponsored by the Association of American Colleges and Universities and the Center for Urban Education at the University of Southern California, this invaluable resource provides real-world steps that reinforce primary elements for examining equity in student achievement, while challenging educators to specifically focus on racial equity as a critical lens for institutional and systemic change.

Colleges and universities have placed greater emphasis on education equity in recent years. Acknowledging the changing realities and increasing demands placed on contemporary postsecondary education, this book meets educators where they are and offers an effective design framework for what it means to move beyond equity being a buzzword in higher education.


5. You Are The Team: 6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go From Good To Great

Author: by Michael G. Rogers

‎ English


‎ 129 pages

‎ 1546770852

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A must read for every member of your team if you are serious about upping the level of teamwork. Finally, a book to help members of your team(s) and/or organization(s) to become stronger and more connected and committed team players.

You Are the Team6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go from Good to Great is both engaging and practical. Author Michael Rogers uses a variety of inspiring and entertaining stories to highlight each concept in the book. Thought-provoking introspective questions are found at the end of each section to help readers reflect on how they are currently applying each team concept.

The end of the book includes an eye-opening assessment with 32 questions to gauge the overall effectiveness of each member of your team. After reading You Are the Team, members of your team and/or in your organization will think differently about how they personally contribute to teamwork.

Inspire and move members of your team to:Work more selflessly by focusing on the team firstHonor commitments by doing what they say they will doBe more honest, bold and direct in discussions, including meetingsTake accountability for their performanceProactively seek and embrace feedback from teammatesImprove personal gratitude for leaders and teammatesBring more positive energy to the teamRefrain from negativity and gossipCompliment more regularly and celebrate successes more frequentlyBe more respectful and kinderDemonstrate greater empathy and improve understandingGo the extra mile for the teamImprove personal focus on goalsBring solutions, not problemsInspire and leadWould you agree that team members committing and acting on just a few of these concepts would improve connection, collaboration and ultimately teamwork?


6. Culturally Responsive School Leadership (Race and Education)

Author: by Muhammad Khalifa

‎ English

‎ 232 pages

‎ 1682532070

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Culturally Responsive School Leadership focuses on how school leaders can effectively serve minoritized studentsthose who have been historically marginalized in school and society. The book demonstrates how leaders can engage students, parents, teachers, and communities in ways that positively impact learning by honoring indigenous heritages and local cultural practices.

Muhammad Khalifa explores three basic premises. First, that a full-fledged and nuanced understanding of cultural responsiveness is essential to successful school leadership. Second, that cultural responsiveness will not flourish and succeed in schools without sustained efforts by school leaders to define and promote it.

Finally, that culturally responsive school leadership comprises a number of crucial leadership behaviors, which include critical self-reflection; the development of culturally responsive teachers; the promotion of inclusive, anti-oppressive school environments; and engagement with students’ indigenous community contexts. Based on an ethnography of a school principal who exemplifies the practices and behaviors of culturally responsive school leadership, the book provides educators with pedagogy and strategies for immediate implementation.


7. The 2-Hour Job Search, Second Edition: Using Technology to Get the Right Job Faster

Author: by Steve Dalton

‎ Ten Speed Press

‎ English

‎ 256 pages

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Use the latest technology to target potential employers and secure the first interview-no matter your experience, education, or network-with these revised and updated tools and recommendations. The most practical, stress-free guide ever written for finding a white-collar job. Dan Heath, coauthor of Switch and Made to Stick Technology has changed not only the way we do business, but also the way we look for work.

The 2-Hour Job Search rejects laundry lists of conventional wisdom in favor of a streamlined job search approach that produces results quickly and efficiently. In three steps, creator Steve Dalton shows you how to select, prioritize, and make contact with potential employers so you can land that critical first interview.

In this revised second edition, you’ll find updated advice on how to efficiently surf online job postings, how to reach out to contacts at your dream workplace and when to follow up, and advice on using LinkedIn, Indeed, and Google to your best advantage.


8. Relationship-Rich Education: How Human Connections Drive Success in College

Author: by Peter Felten

‎ English

‎ 208 pages

‎ 1421439360

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A mentor, advisor, or even a friend? Making connections in college makes all the difference. What single factor makes for an excellent college education? As it turns out, it’s pretty simple: human relationships. Decades of research demonstrate the transformative potential and the lasting legacies of a relationship-rich college experience.

Critics suggest that to build connections with peers, faculty, staff, and other mentors is expensive and only an option at elite institutions where instructors have the luxury of time with students. But in this revelatory book brimming with the voices of students, faculty, and staff from across the country, Peter Felten and Leo M.

Lambert argue that relationship-rich environments can and should exist for all students at all types of institutions. In Relationship-Rich Education, Felten and Lambert demonstrate that for relationships to be central in undergraduate education, colleges and universities do not require immense resources, privileged students, or specially qualified faculty and staff.


9. Why Are All The Black Kids Sitting Together In The Cafeteria?: And Other Conversations About Race

Author: by Beverly Daniel Tatum

‎ B0716H33TR

‎ Basic Books

‎ September 5, 2017

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The classic, bestselling book on the psychology of racism – now fully revised and updated Walk into any racially mixed high school and you will see Black, White, and Latino youth clustered in their own groups. Is this self-segregation a problem to address or a coping strategy?

Beverly Daniel Tatum, a renowned authority on the psychology of racism, argues that straight talk about our racial identities is essential if we are serious about enabling communication across racial and ethnic divides. These topics have only become more urgent as the national conversation about race is increasingly acrimonious.

This fully revised edition is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of race in America.

10. The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged Students

Author: by Anthony Abraham Jack

‎ English

‎ 288 pages

‎ 0674248244

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An NPR Favorite Book of the YearBreaks new ground on social and educational questions of great import. Washington PostAn essential work, humane and candid, that challenges and expands our understanding of the lives of contemporary college students. Paul Tough, author of Helping Children SucceedEye-openingBrings home the pain and reality of on-campus poverty and puts the blame squarely on elite institutions.

Washington PostJack’s investigation redirects attention from the matter of access to the matter of inclusionHis book challenges universities to support the diversity they indulge in advertising. New YorkerThe Ivy League looks different than it used to. College presidents and deans of admission have opened their doorsand their coffersto support a more diverse student body.

But is it enough just to admit these students? In this bracing expos, Anthony Jack shows that many students’ struggles continue long after they’ve settled in their dorms. Admission, they quickly learn, is not the same as acceptance. This powerfully argued book documents how university policies and campus culture can exacerbate preexisting inequalities and reveals why some students are harder hit than others.

11. Becoming a Student-Ready College: A New Culture of Leadership for Student Success

Author: by Tia Brown McNair

‎ Jossey-Bass

‎ English

‎ 208 pages

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Boost student success by reversing your perspective on college readiness The national conversation asking “Are students college-ready?” concentrates on numerous factors that are beyond higher education’s control. Becoming a Student-Ready College flips the college readiness conversation to provide a new perspective on creating institutional value and facilitating student success.

Instead of focusing on student preparedness for college (or lack thereof), this book asks the more pragmatic question of what are colleges and universities doing to prepare for the students who are entering their institutions? What must change in an institution’s policies, practices, and culture in order to be student-ready?

Clear and concise, this book is packed with insightful discussion and practical strategies for achieving your ambitious student success goals. These ideas for redesigning practices and policies provide more than food for thoughtthey offer a real-world framework for real institutional change.

12. The Agile College: How Institutions Successfully Navigate Demographic Changes

Author: by Nathan D. Grawe

‎ English

‎ 264 pages

‎ 1421440237

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Following Grawe’s seminal first book, this volume answers the question: How can a college or university prepare for forecasted demographic disruptions? Demographic changes promise to reshape the market for higher education in the next 15 years. Colleges are already grappling with the consequences of declining family size due to low birth rates brought on by the Great Recession, as well as the continuing shift toward minority student populations.

Each institution faces a distinct market context with unique organizational strengths; no one-size-fits-all answer could suffice. In this essential follow-up to Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, Nathan D. Grawe explores how proactive institutions are preparing for the resulting challenges that lie ahead.

While it isn’t possible to reverse the demographic tide, most institutions, he argues persuasively, can mitigate the effects. Drawing on interviews with higher education leaders, Grawe explores successful avenues of response, including recruitment initiatives retention programs revisions to the academic and cocurricular program institutional growth plans retrenchment efforts collaborative actionThroughout, Grawe presents readers with examples taken from a range of institutionssmall and large, public and private, two-year and four-year, selective and open-access.

13. The Empowered University: Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success

Author: by Freeman A. Hrabowski III

‎ English


‎ 320 pages

‎ 1421432919

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A practical and hopeful examination of how colleges and universities can create the best possible experience for students and faculty. There are few higher education leaders today that command more national respect and admiration than Freeman A. Hrabowski III, the outspoken president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Named one of America’s Best Leaders by US News & World Report and one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, Hrabowski has led a community transformation of UMBC from a young, regional institution to one of the nation’s most innovative research universities.

In The Empowered University, Hrabowski and coauthors Philip J.Rous and Peter H. Henderson probe the way senior leaders, administrators, staff, faculty, and students facilitate academic success by cultivating an empowering institutional culture and broad leadership for innovation. They examine how shared leadership enables an empowered campus to tackle tough issues by taking a hard look in the mirror, noting strengths and weaknesses while assessing opportunities and challenges.

14. The Transfer Experience: A Handbook for Creating a More Equitable and Successful Postsecondary System

Author: by John N. Gardner

‎ English

‎ 312 pages

‎ 1620369478

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Co-published with At last there is a handbook that everyone in higher education can use to help increase transfer student success. This comprehensive resource has been brought together to meet the need for a truly holistic approach to the transfer experience.

The book brings together research, theory, practical applications, programmatic illustrations, case studies, encouragement, and inspiration, and is supplemented by an online compendium for continual updates of resources, case studies, and new developments in the world of transfer. Based on a totally different way of thinking about, understanding, and acting to increase transfer student success, The Transfer Experience goes far beyond the traditional, limited view of transfer as a technical process simply about articulating credits, a stage of student development, or a novel enrollment management strategy.

Rather, the book introduces a stimulating array of new perspectives, resources, options, models, and recommendations for addressing the many needs of this huge cohort making the academic, civic, and social justice cases for improving transfer at both transfer-sending and transfer-receiving institutions.

15. Reframing Academic Leadership: 2nd Edition

Author: by Joan V. Gallos

‎ Jossey-Bass

‎ English

‎ 416 pages

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Reframing Academic Leadership Reframing Academic Leadership is the go-to guide for deepening leadership commitment, capacity, and impact. Gallos and Bolman tease out the unique opportunities and challenges in academic leadership and present powerful ideas and tools to guide and assist college and university administrators in: Creating campus environments that facilitate creativity and commitment Forging vital alliances and partnerships in service of the mission Building campus cultures and shared vision that unite and inspire Crafting institutional structures and strategies that foster innovation and excellence In this updated edition, the authors integrate time-tested conceptual frameworks with rich and compelling real-world cases and tackle contemporary, high-impact issues such as changes in the professoriate and in student populations, funding shortfalls, equity and social justice, the double-edged sword of technology, managing conflict and crisis, ethics and governance, and strengthening leadership agility and resolve.