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Palgrave Macmillan

Higher Education in the American West, 1818 to the Present

ISBN 9781137399878
Publication Date March 2014
Formats Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Higher Education and Society

In two volumes, editors Lester F. Goodchild, Richard W. Jonsen, Patty Limerick, and David A. Longanecker, working with eminent historians, policy analysts, and university leaders, provide a comprehensive overview of the role of education in the American West and the relationships between individual states and their institutions of higher learning. The volumes examine the states from North Dakota and the mountain West to Alaska and California, treating each both individually and as a part of the region; they provide concise, detailed information about each one's history, development, and current policies. One volume spans two hundred years of history, while its companion focuses on clarifying seven key public policy challenges facing higher education in the West today. Together, they make essential reading for higher education policymakers, scholars, and anyone who wants to know what the relationship between states and universities in the West has been and what its future might be.

Lester F. Goodchild is Distinguished Professor of International and Comparative Education and Advisor to the Provost at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Professor of Education, Emeritus, at Santa Clara University, USA.

Richard W. Jonsen is former Executive Director of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, USA. He currently teaches English as a Second Language at Front Range Community College, USA.

Patty Limerick is Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, USA, where she is also Professor of History.

David A. Longanecker is President of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, USA.

HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE AMERICAN WEST: REGIONAL HISTORY AND STATE CONTEXTS
Editors' Preface
Introduction; Lester F. Goodchild, Richard W. Jonsen, Patty Limerick, and David A. Longanecker
PART I: REGIONAL HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE VIEWS
1. Western College Expansion: Churches and Evangelization, States and Boosterism, 1818-1945; Lester F. Goodchild and David M. Wrobel
2. The Evolution of Institutions in the Westward Expansion; Arthur M. Cohen
3. Forty-Five Years in the Academic Saddle: The American West, Higher Education, and the Invitation to Innovation; Patty Limerick
PART II: STATE DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVES AND FEDERAL INFLUENCES, 1945-2013
4. Middle Border Region: Higher Education in Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming; Jason E. Lane and Francis J. Kerins, Sr.
5. History of Higher Education in the Southwest since World War II: Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah; William E. 'Bud' Davis
6. Higher Education in the Pacific West: Developments in Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, and Alaska; William E. 'Bud' Davis, Lester F. Goodchild, and David A. Tandberg
7. Higher Education in California: Rise and Fall; Patrick M. Callan
8. The Federal Government and Western Higher Education; David A. Longanecker
PART III: A CONCLUDING COMMENTARY
9. Afterword - Understanding the First Regional History of American Higher Education: The Spirit of Innovation; Lester F. Goodchild

PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGES FACING HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE AMERICAN WEST
Editors' Preface
Introduction; Lester F. Goodchild, Richard W. Jonsen, Patty Limerick, and David A. Longanecker
PART I: PUBLIC POLICY DEMOGRAPHIC BACKGROUND
1. A Demographic Profile of Higher Education in the American West; Cheryl D. Blanco
PART II: SEVEN REGIONAL PUBLIC POLICY CHALLENGES
2. Assessing College Access and Success in the West; Mikyung Ryu
3. The Federal Government, Research Funding, and Western Higher Education Policy; David A. Longanecker
4. State Policy Leadership in the Public Interest: Is Anyone at Home?; Aims C. McGuiness, Jr.
5. Higher Education Finance Policy in the Western States; Dennis P. Jones
6. Public Financing of Higher Education in the Western States - Changing Patterns in State Appropriations and Tuition Revenues; Charles S. Lenth, Kathleen J. Zaback, Andrew M. Carlson, and Allison C. Bell
7. Technology and Distance Education: Challenges Facing the American West; Sally M. Johnstone and J. Ritchie Boyd
8. The Growth of Community Colleges in the West: Conditions and Public Policy Challenges; Cheryl D. Lovell
PART III: A CONCLUDING COMMENTARY
9. Afterword: Where Do We Go From Here: The Policy Nexus between the West and the Federal Government; David A. Longanecker

David M. Wrobel, University of Oklahoma, USA
Arthur M. Cohen, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Jason E. Lane, State University of New York Albany, USA
Francis J. Kerins, Carroll College, USA
William E. "Bud" Davis, retired, USA
David A. Tandberg, Florida State University, USA
Patrick M. Callan, The Higher Education Policy Institute, USA
Cheryl D. Blanco, Southern Regional Education Board, USA
Mikyung Ryu, Center for Policy Analysis, American Council on Education, USA
Aims C. McGuiness, Jr., National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, USA
Dennis P. Jones, National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, USA
Charles S. Lenth, State Higher Education Executive Officers, USA
Kathleen J. Zaback, State Higher Education Executive Officers, USA
Andrew M. Carlson, State Higher Education Executive Officers, USA
Allison C. Bell, National Center for Education Statistics, USA
Sally M. Johnstone, Western Governors University, USA
J. Ritchie Boyd, Montana State University, USA
Cheryl D. Lovell, Rocky Vista University, USA

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"The editors and the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education are to be commended for the substantive and cogent narrative and analysis presented. Scholars interested in regional history and public policy will eagerly embrace these works." - Amy Wells Dolan, Associate Dean and Associate Professor of Higher Education, University of Mississippi, USA
"Embracing both excellence and expansive opportunity, the American West inspired unprecedented achievements in public higher education, a story well told in Higher Education in the American West: Regional History and State Contexts. Its companion volume, Public Policy Challenges Facing Higher Education in the American West, sets forth the challenges confronting educators and policy leaders in the West and invites their response." Paul Lingenfelter, past President, State Higher Education Executive Officers
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