• 2017 Vol. 2 Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education

Volume 2, 2017

Sydney Freeman Jr.
Table of Contents for Volume 2, 2017, Journal for the Study of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education
JSPTE, postsecondary education, tertiary education
i - iii

Patricia Bartholomew
Aim/Purpose: The aim of this paper is to develop a unified methodology inclusive of the three primary areas of faculty responsibility (teaching, research, and service) to calculate departmental productivity that fills the gap in methodological bench-marking tools for overall faculty productivity. 

Background: A disproportionate number of departmental and faculty productivity indices in higher ed ...
higher education departmental productivity, faculty productivity, productivity management, methodology, university mission, accurate benchmarking
1 - 11

Carol A Carrier, Nancy Wilhelmson
Aim/Purpose: Appointment systems in today’s universities must now accommodate not only traditional tenured/tenure track faculty (TTTF) but a broad array of other professionals who collectively, are often labeled “contingent faculty” and who share the university’s teaching responsibilities for both undergraduate and graduate courses. 

Background: Regardless of appointment type, providing institu ...
tenured faculty, tenure track faculty, contingent faculty, instructional staff appointment systems
13 - 22

Ramona Meraz Lewis, Ginny Jones Boss, Ayanna T. McConnell
Aim/Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore the experiences of student affairs professionals who teach in a variety of college classroom settings. 

Background Increasingly, student affairs professionals are serving in teaching roles inside the college classroom; yet, there are few empirical studies that explore that teaching role or the impacts of that teaching experience. Because there ...
student affairs professionals, teaching, classroom, practitioner, scholarship of teaching, college teaching
23 - 41

Elizabeth K Niehaus, Jillian Reading, Crystal E Garcia
Aim/Purpose: To explore how early career faculty in the field of higher education administration develop and enact their personal and professional identities. 

Background: Participants sought to understand themselves, to understand their environments and the “rules” of the academic “game,” and to reconcile conflicts between their own values and identities and the expectations and culture of thei ...
early career faculty, graduate students, professional identity development, men-toring, socialization
43 - 58

Susan K. Gardner, Amy Blackstone
Aim/Purpose: In the United States, faculty who wish to pursue promotion to the rank of professor do so without clear guidance or structure. Even the timing of such a process is nebulous. As such, an individual engages in agentic action to pursue the rank. 

Background: This study examined the experiences of faculty members who chose to pursue the application process to be promoted to professor bu ...
promotion, faculty rank, agency
59 - 75

Jon L. McNaughtan
Aim/Purpose : The role of college presidents has become increasingly critical, yet their tenure as institutional leaders have decreased over the last half century, leading to institutional instability and an expensive search process for new presidents. Scholars have sought to understand this phenomenon by focusing on either presidential characteristics, or institutional characteristics, with few ...
college presidents, turnover, presidential tenure, person-organization fit
77 - 93

Genia M. Bettencourt, Victoria K. Malaney, Caitlin J. Kidder, Chrystal A. George Mwangi
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this study is to explore how research skills and communities can be promoted in student affairs and/or higher education graduate preparation programs through a peer-led, team-based model. 

Background: Numerous scholars emphasized a lack of empirical research being conducted by student affairs professionals, even though integration of scholarship with practice remains ...
Scholar-Practitioner, Student Affairs, Graduate Preparation, Communities of Practice
95 - 113

Crystal R Chambers, Sydney Freeman Jr.
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of the present special series is to move conversations about people we treat as “other” within our field from the margins of higher education as a field of study to the center. For this spe-cial series we invited established scholars within the field of higher education to illuminate issues confronting the field that are often left to the margins.

higher education graduate programs
115 - 119

Caroline S. Turner
Background: Looking up the terms center and margin, synonyms found for center are “the middle, nucleus, heart, core, hub” and synonyms for margin are “the border, edge, boundary, fringe, periphery.” These terms and their synonyms prompt me to ask questions about the concepts of “margin” and “center” as related to higher education. Questions such as: What are the challenges and benefits of being at ...
faculty of color
121 - 126

Pamela L Eddy, Regina L Garza Mitchell
Aim/Purpose: This article reviews the leadership development literature and posits that a learning centered approach will best support the development of community college leaders. But, it is important to recognize that community colleges have differing needs due to size, location, and the communities they serve. 

Background: American community colleges have received a great deal of attention o ...
community colleges, leadership, leadership development, leaders, networks
127 - 145

Jennifer L Lebron, Jaime Lester
Aim/Purpose: This article argues that given the isomorphic pressures on both community colleges and four-year institutions, historic divisions between community college leadership programs and general higher education programs are no longer serving the needs of new scholars and practitioners in the field. Graduate programs of higher education should integrate an understanding of community college ...
community colleges, graduate higher education, curriculum, isomorphism
147 - 163

Kathryn S Jaekel, Z Nicolazzo
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this article is to outline a pedagogical framework we as trans* educators utilize to center trans* identities and epistemologies in classrooms alongside graduate students. 

Background: Little has been written about the experiences of trans* educators in classroom spaces, in particular how gender mediates pedagogical approaches. 

Methodology : This article is conc ...
gender, trans* pedagogy, higher education, student affairs, classroom
165 - 179

Michelle C Lizotte, Stacy C. Simplican
Aim/Purpose: Doctoral students with disabilities represent 5 to 10 percent of the graduate student population and, yet, research seldom documents their experiences. We propose a research agenda and methodological approaches that circumvent these limitations, including a substantive focus on universal design to measure graduate program’s awareness of disability, experimental methods to minimize re ...
graduate programs, doctoral students, disability, diversity
181 - 193

Crystal R Chambers
Aim/Purpose: The purpose of this manuscript is to bring communities of learners before Solerno, Bologna, and Paris from the margin to the center of history of higher education discourse.

Background: Most history of higher education coursework in the global west begins with institutions of higher learning in western Europe – Solerno, Bologna, and Paris. However, this tradition discounts the histor ...
history of higher education, ancient history, global history
195 - 205

James D. Anderson
Aim/Purpose: Book review

book review, higher education, social justice, law
207 - 209

Mary F Howard-Hamilton, Kandace G Hinton
Aim/Purpose: The book, Advancing Higher Education as a Field of Study: In Quest of Doctoral Degree Guidelines – Commemorating 120 Years of Excellence by Sydney Freeman, Jr., Linda Serra Hagedorn, Lester F. Goodchild, and Dianne A. Wright (Editors), Sterling, VA: Stylus, 2014, 340 pages, $49.95 (softcover) is reviewed and recommended for faculty and administrators who have a graduate program in hig ...
higher education, doctoral programs, master's programs, accreditation

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