Creating Community on College Campuses: Beyond the Cultural Politics of Enjoyment

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SUNY Press, Jan 1, 1992 - Education - 233 pages
Creating Community on College Campuses addresses the most critical and difficult issues facing higher education in the 1990s: improving the quality of teaching and learning, raising academic standards, protecting freedom of expression, and simultaneously enhancing community of the whole and community of the parts. This book offers an understanding of community as a complex concept, one that incorporates the values of a democratic society and encourages learning and participation by all citizens of the campus, and discusses topics such as race and ethnicity, the climate for women, harassment and free speech, alcohol, crime, Greek life, and interaction among faculty and students. The authors conclude with concrete recommendations to support the implementation of pluralistic learning communities on our nation's campuses.
 

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Contents

Chapter
11
Introduction
27
Chapter 6
29
The Climate for Women
51
Introduction
67
The Greeks
79
Chapter 8
93
Introduction
107
Chapter 11
125
Introduction
145
Notes
193
Index
225
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Irving J. Spitzberg, Jr. and Virginia V. Thorndike are President and Vice President respectively of The Knowledge Company. During 1989, they completed a year-long study of community on campus for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Spitzberg has written numerous books on leadership, race relations, comparative higher education policy, the international exchange of knowledge, and legal issues. Dr. Thorndike has written about contemporary French literary theory, foreign language pedagogy, and cross-cultural literacy.

Irving J. Spitzberg, Jr. and Virginia V. Thorndike are President and Vice President respectively of The Knowledge Company. During 1989, they completed a year-long study of community on campus for the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dr. Spitzberg has written numerous books on leadership, race relations, comparative higher education policy, the international exchange of knowledge, and legal issues. Dr. Thorndike has written about contemporary French literary theory, foreign language pedagogy, and cross-cultural literacy.

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