Higher Ed Recommended Reading List

We know how much you “love” reading, so we decided to help expedite your induction into the world of academia. 


Who knows, You may even find some of the following titles interesting enough to read without being assigned to do. 

(By the way, in every course syllabus you will receive a more comprehensive list of recommended books per subject, again this is just a jump start.  ENJOY!)

Higher Education Recommended Reading List


Academic Administration
College Student Development
Communication
Diversity
Leadership
Legal
Online Learning/Technology
Teaching
Religion/Spirituality
Self-development
Student Affairs


Academic Administration
Seldin, P., & Higgerson, M. L. (2002). The administrative portfolio: a practical guide to improved administrative performance and personnel decisions. Bolton, Mass.: Anker Pub. Co.

Tierney, W. G. G. (1999). Building the responsive campus:  Creating high performance colleges and universities. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

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College Student Development
Kuh, G. D., Kinzie, J., Schuh, J. H., Whitt, E. J., & Associates. (2005). Student success in college:  Creating conditions that matter. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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Communication
DeVito, J. A. (2009). The interpersonal communication book (12th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon.

Garcia, J. E., & Hoelscher, K. J. (2008). Managing diversity flashpoints in higher education. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers.

Higgerson, M. L., & Joyce, T. A. (2007). Effective leadership communication: A guide for department chairs and deans for managing difficult situations and people. Bolton, Mass.: Anker Pub.

Samovar, L. A., Porter, R. E., & McDaniel, E. R. (2010). Communication between cultures (7th ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Cengage Learning.

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Diversity
Anderson, J. A. (2008). Driving change through diversity and globalization: Transformative leadership in the academy (1st ed.). Sterling, Va.: Stylus Pub.

Flowers, L. A. (2004). Diversity issues in American colleges and universities: Case studies for higher education and student affairs professionals. Springfield, Ill.: C.C. Thomas.

Bordas, J. (2007). Salsa, soul, and spirit: Leadership for a multicultural age (1st ed.). San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Brown, O. G., Hinton, K. G., & Howard-Hamilton, M. F. (2007). Unleashing suppressed voices on college campuses: Diversity issues in higher education. New York: Peter Lang.

Chase, S. E. (2010). Learning to speak, learning to listen: How diversity works on campus. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

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Leadership
Aguirre, A., Martinez, R. O., & Association for the Study of Higher Education. (2006). Diversity leadership in higher education. San Francisco, Calif.: Wiley Subscription Services at Jossey-Bass.

Fullan, M., & Scott, G. (2009). Turnaround leadership for higher education (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Harris, M., & Cullen, R. M. (2010). Leading the learner-centered campus: An administrator's framework for improving student learning outcomes. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Rodin, R. S. (2010). The steward leader: Transforming people, organizations, and communities. Downers Grove, Ill.: IVP Academic.

Tutsch, C. (2008). Ellen White on leadership: Guidance for those who influence others. Nampa, Idaho: Pacific Press Pub. Association. 

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Legal
Kaplin, W. A., & Lee, B. A. (2006). The law of higher education: A comprehensive guide to legal implications of administrative decision making (4th ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Kaplin, W. A., & Lee, B. A. (2007). The law of higher education, student version (4th ed.). San Francisco, CA.

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Online Learning/Technology
Bonk, C. J., & Zhang, K. (2008). Empowering online learning: 100+ activities for reading, reflecting, displaying, and doing (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Palloff, R. M., & Pratt, K. (2005). Collaborating online: Learning together in community (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Conrad, R.-M., & Donaldson, J. A. (2004). Engaging the online learner: Activities and resources for creative instruction (1st ed.). San Francisco, Calif.: Jossey-Bass.

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Teaching
Knowles, M. S., Holton, E. F., & Swanson, R. A. (2005). The adult learner: The definitive classic in adult education and human resource development (6th ed.). Amsterdam ; Boston: Elsevier.

O'Brien, J. G., Millis, B. J., & Cohen, M. W. (2008). The course syllabus:  A learning-centered approach (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Wisker, G. (2008). Working one-to-one with students: Supervising, coaching, mentoring, and personal tutoring. New York: Routledge.

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Religion/Spirituality
De Jong, A. J. (1990). Reclaiming a mission:  New direction for the church-related college. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.

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Self-development
Brennfleck, K., & Brennfleck, K. M. (2005). Live your calling: A practical guide to finding and fulfilling your mission in life (1st ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Tieger, P. D., & Barron-Tieger, B. (2001). Do what you are: Discover the perfect career for you through the secrets of personality type (3rd ed.). Boston: Little, Brown.

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Student Affairs
McClellan, G. S., Stringer, J., Barr, M. J., & National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (U.S.). (2009). The handbook of student affairs administration (3rd ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Hamrick, F. A., Benjamin, M., & American College Personnel Association. (2009). Maybe I should: Case studies on ethics for student affairs professionals. Lanham

Sandeen, A., & Barr, M. J. (2006). Critical issues for student affairs: Challenges and opportunities (1st ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

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