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Richardson, Richard C.

Works: 100 works in 230 publications in 1 language and 6,689 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Other
Classifications: LB2328, 378.1543
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Most widely held works about Richard C Richardson
Most widely held works by Richard C Richardson
Policy and performance in American higher education : an examination of cases across state systems by Richard C Richardson( )

11 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book examines how public policy influences institutional performance. Public institutions of higher learning are called upon by state governments to provide educational access and opportunity for students. Paradoxically, the education policies enacted by state legislatures are often complex and costly to implement, which can detract from that mission. The authors evaluate the higher education systems of five states to explain how these policies are developed and how they affect the performance of individual institutions. They identify the rules that are central to the coherence and performance of higher education systems that administrators apply to meet organizational goals within the constraints of changing, sometimes conflicting federal and state policies
The two-year college; a social synthesis by Clyde E Blocker( Book )

8 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Achieving quality and diversity : universities in a multicultural society by Richard C Richardson( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book presents a comprehensive model of how institutions adapt to improve the environments they provide African American, Hispanic, and American Indian students without relinquishing historical standards. The model is based on the experiences of ten institutions that have graduated higher numbers of minority students as compared to their states and nations. Case studies of the following institutions are presented: Memphis State University (Tennessee); Florida State University; Brooklyn College (New York); University of Texas at El Paso; Wayne State University (Michigan); California State University, Dominguez Hills; Florida International University; Temple University (Pennsylvania); University of New Mexico; and the University of California, Los Angeles. Topics discussed include: (1) state and system level influences which pressure the public university to increase diversity and simultaneously maintain quality; (2) the role of state coordinating and governing boards in creating a policy environment that encourages diversity and quality; and (3) current dimensions of student diversity. The study concludes with a chapter on assessing institutional environments in terms of improving access and achievement of minority students. Appended are 63 tables and 38 references. (Lpt)
Fostering minority access and achievement in higher education : the role of urban community colleges and universities by Richard C Richardson( Book )

8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two overlapping nationwide studies, one funded by the Ford Foundation and the other by the U.S. Department of Education, provide information covering policies, procedures, and practices that enhance or impede the academic success of minority students in universities and community colleges. Topics include understanding the problem of minority underrepresentation in today's higher education; barriers to cooperation between universities and community colleges; the urban community college's role in educating minorities; effecting the transition to urban universities; the states' role in improving minority education; what community college students expect from higher education; how transfer students evaluate their educational experiences; improving transfer programs and practices; assessing the urban educational pipeline; and helping minorities achieve degrees (recommendations for community colleges, universities, and state boards). Appended is a seven-page questionnaire on transferring from a community college to a university. 56 references. (Sm)
Literacy in the open-access college by Richard C Richardson( Book )

7 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a 3-year case study of an open-access community college, this monograph examines the background, causes, and possible resolutions for the decline of literacy in open-access colleges. Chapter 1 presents a working definition of literacy, considers the nature of literacy in a community college setting, and raises issues concerning the impact of the decline of college standards on the student, institution, and society. Chapter 2 describes the curriculum, administration, faculty, and students of the college studied to illustrate the complex, dynamic character of the study setting. After chapter 3 provides a detailed description of teaching and learning in the classroom, chapter 4 looks at reading and writing behaviors required in class activities. Chapter 5 discusses the educational objectives of the college instructors, with a focus on the relationship of course objectives to instructor style, the emphasis on cognitive objectives in the classroom, faculty response to low student literacy skills, and the reciprocal effects of student skills and teacher objectives. In chapter 6, student motives for pursuing education are examined along with the way the institution reinforced and responded to these motives. Chapter 7 examines non-classroom influences contributing to the lack of literacy skills, including inadequate advisement, student placement problems, and special services for non-traditional students. After chapter 8 considers the indirect impact of administrative priorities on classroom literacy, chapter 9 discusses the implications of study findings for administration and instruction in open-access colleges and offers recommendations for promoting literacy. (Lal)
Governance for the two-year college by Richard C Richardson( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book combines theory and practice to suggest a viable alternative to traditional practices of college administration and governance--the participative model which aims at developing cooperative relationships among the members of the college community as opposed to confrontation. The structural components of this model include an all-college senate, joint standing committees of the college, and an organization representing each of the three major constituencies of the college (administration, faculty, and students). The book is divided into three sections: (1) The Context, with three chapters discussing the two-year college as a system affected by federal, state, regional, and community political processes; (2) The Theory, with two chapters discussing the nature of human interaction, and the traditional bureaucratic model and participative model of an organization; (3) The Organization, with five chapters discussing the chief executive officer, administrative and business services, instructional and student personnel services, the governance process itself, and interaction between administrative and governance structures. It is suggested that through routine use of the participative governance structure a satisfactory degree of congruence between the objectives of the institution and the attitudes of its constituencies can be established. An index is provided. (Lh)
Students in urban settings : achieving the baccalaureate degree by Richard C Richardson( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designing state higher education systems for a new century( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on a study by the California Higher Education Policy Center, now The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, this new work from the ACE/Oryx Series on Higher Education proposes a new and more powerful way of thinking about how the performance of state higher education systems is influenced by policy environments, system designs, and leadership. Designing State Higher Education Systems for a New Century chronicles case studies from seven large and diverse higher education systems: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New York, and Texas. The authors discuss both public and private postsecondary settings, as well as arrangements for regulating, coordinating, and funding them." "Elected state officials, senior system officers, college and university administrators, and anyone else interested in designing educational systems that are responsive to their needs will find Designing State Higher Education Systems for a New Century to be an invaluable resource."--Jacket
Reforming college governance( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Functional literacy in the college setting by Richard C Richardson( Book )

6 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Student's guide to the two-year college by Richard C Richardson( Book )

3 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Promoting fair college outcomes : learning from the experiences of the past decade by Richard C Richardson( Book )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents an analysis of the data developed from a survey involving case studies of 10 public colleges and universities with good records for graduating African Americans, Hispanics, or American Indians. The survey identified 36 state and 68 institutional practices associated with high, or improved, equity outcomes during the 1980s. Ten states and all of the 142 public, four-year institutions within their boundaries responded to the survey, providing information about the intensity and duration of these practices between 1980 and 1988. States and institutions also provided participation and graduation rates for the racial and ethnic groups they served. Among the study's findings concerning developing conditions between 1980-89 were the following: (1) about 20% of the predominantly Anglo institutions improved both enrollment and graduation equity outcomes between 1980 and 1988; (2) another 20% of the predominantly Anglo institutions improved enrollment equity, but lost ground on graduation equity; (3) about 30% of the institutions lost ground both in enrollment and graduation equity; (4) state efforts to improve access and undergraduate education had positive effects; (5) state policies improving transfer opportunities also had a strong positive effect; and (6) state actions were seen as primarily influencing graduation equity for African Americans and enrollment equity for Hispanics. Contains 5 references. (Glr)
The interim campus; starting new community junior colleges by Richard C Richardson( Book )

2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American Association of Junior Colleges made this study to provide information for those wishing to develop new community junior colleges. A questionnaire was sent to the 250, two-year colleges which have begun operation since 1959. Ninety-one responded. Data was assembled by the method used by new institutions to begin their programs. Major types were--(1) evening program in shared-time facilities, (2) leased, temporary facilities previously used for non-instructional purposes, (3) leased, temporary facilities previously used for instructional purposes, (4) purchased and renovated pre-existing facilities, and (5) erection of new facilities through prefabricated or standard construction. Eight case studies are reported illustrating each type. Each case study offers a description of the interim campus and basic data relative to time lapse from appointment of college president to opening day and evening classes, faculty, students, space and costs. Communities investigating interim colleges are advised to weigh values of immediate service against problems of investing scarce funds in temporary solutions. The conclusion reached is that most communities will accept "with enthusiasm" any proposed facility solution within reasonable limits "that will place the college in service without undue delay". (Hh)
From access to achievement : strategies for urban institutions : proceedings from a national invitational conference, Los Angeles, California, November 15-17, 1987 by Alfredo G. de los Santos( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overview is provided of the discussion at the conference, as well as edited versions of the keynote address and nine commissioned papers prepared as background for the working sessions: "Achieving Quality and Equality" (Donald M. Stewart); "Financial Aid and Ethnic Minorities" (Jacob O. Stampen and Robert H. Fenske); "Minority Education Opportunities: Mixed and Qualified Messages of Recent Supreme Court Decisions" (Monique Weston Clague); "Demographic Facts and Educational Consequences in the Five Southwestern States" (Leobardo F. Estrada); "Minority Degree Achievement and the State Policy Environment" (Patrick Callan); "Four-Year College and University Environments for Minority Degree Achievement" (Patricia Crosson); "Facilitating Degree Achievement by Minorities: The Community College Environment" (Arthur M. Cohen); "Improving Black Student Access and Achievement in U.S. Higher Education" (Walter R. Allen); "Faculty Issues Affecting Minorities in Higher Education" (James E. Blackwell); and "Administrative Commitments and Minority Enrollments: College President's Goals for Quality and Access" (Robert Birnbaum). References are provided for individual papers. (KM)
The state role in promoting equity by Richard C Richardson( Book )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information, analysis, and commentary are presented in a report that examines the progress and difficulties that states are having in assuming more of a moral and practical leadership role in achieving equity in higher education among minorities. The report discusses the fundamental dilemma states face in trying to foster greater institutional responsiveness to changing demographics. Next, an examination is made of two measures of state or institutional progress towards equity: an estimate of the differences between majority and minority participation rates, and an estimate of differences in graduation rates attributable to the effects of race and ethnicity. The problems of convincing a state's colleges and universities that improving minority participation and graduation rates ought to be high on their agenda are discussed, as well as efforts used to influence them to act, including the predominate use of court-imposed mandates. Finally, suggestions are presented on ways a state can achieve educational equity in its colleges and universities, including the act of making equity a priority, delivering that message clearly, selecting the person best qualified to deliver it, and developing and executing a plan of action. Contains 19 references. (Glr)
Responding to student diversity : a community college perspective by Richard C Richardson( Book )

4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than half of entering community college students lack the basic skills required to do college-level academic work. Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians disproportionately rely on community colleges as their point of initial access to higher education, making the issue of preparation inherently tied to factors of race and ethnicity. In some areas, community colleges enroll 40% of all high school graduates, but 80% of the minority graduates. The prevailing community college approach to student preparation issues involves a deficiency model in which remediation is emphasized as the dominant strategy for bringing everyone to minimum standards. Also needed is an achievement model that challenges faculty to design an environment where diversity is valued and individuals are inspired to build on their strengths to attain maximum potential. The task of implementing achievement models in institutions historically committed to access is, above all, a task of managing culture. While culture management is more time-consuming and difficult than the introduction of technology, it is the only approach through which faculty can be influenced to augment deficiency views and practices. A complicating factor is that the two models will need to coexist in most community colleges for the foreseeable future. Efforts to manage culture will be aided by the opportunity to employ new staff as those faculty who represent founding values and beliefs retire in large numbers over the next decade. A flow-chart model of institutional adaptation to student diversity and a 28-item bibliography are included. (Jmc)
Helping minority students graduate from college : comprehensive approach by Richard C Richardson( Book )

3 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blacks, Hispanics, and American Indians remain less likely to graduate from college than other Americans. This persistent and serious problem is solvable if concerned institutions use a comprehensive approach, implementing 10 principles in order to successfully remove race and ethnicity as factors in college completion. The principles listed are supported by a 3-year national study of 10 predominantly white colleges and universities that have achieved success in graduating minority students over 10 or more years. The 10 principles are as follows: announce your priorities (the goal of eliminating racial and ethnic disparities); back your priorities (spend money to recruit, retain, and graduate minority students); employ minority leaders (to send a clear message about the value of cultural diversity); track your progress; provide comprehensive support services; emphasize quality (with plenty of diversity); reach out to community schools, agencies, and businesses (a community-wide effort can raise minority students' aspirations and academic preparation); bridge the educational gaps (with such bridge programs as extended classes covering required material, tutoring, learning laboratories, collaborative study groups, and intrusive advising); reward good teaching and diversify the faculty (cultivating minority professors by mentoring graduate students or junior faculty members); and construct a nonthreatening social environment (with no incidents of racism). Eight references are included. (SM)
Students in urban settings : achieving the baccalaureate degree by Richard C Richardson( Book )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Factors that affect the attainment of a bachelor's degree by urban students are outlined. The demographic profile of American school children makes it clear that problems for urban colleges and universities will grow in the years ahead. There is a correlation between income and education achievement; low income students do not achieve, persist, or complete programs of study in the same proportion as middle or upper income students. The public urban universities and community colleges must deal with the situation and have placed considerable emphasis on establishing a supportive environment for minority students and on providing academic support to underprepared students. Policies and activities that can enhance transfer of community college students into upper division programs include: (1) university scholarships for transfer students; (2) reserved dormitory space for mid-year transfers; (3) coordination of veterans' benefits; (4) joint faculty events and counseling exchanges; and (5) dual enrollment, where a transfer student is paired with a peer for easier adjustment. (LB)
Governance in institutions with faculty unions : six case studies by Kenneth P Mortimer( Book )

10 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicled and analyzed are the experiences of two community colleges and four comprehensive state colleges in two different states where the faculty has chosen to unionize. The case studies are based on field visits and studies of contracts and other relevant documents. Reported on are such questions as: What conditions led the faculty to unionize?; What were the dynamics of contract negotiations and administration?; What are the general impact of collective bargaining on the various participants in college governance and on the tenor of governance relationships? An introduction summarizes the current status of collective bargaining in postsecondary education, reviews the literature on the impact of collective bargaining, and discusses the administrative traditions of community and comprehensive state colleges. (Author/MSE)
A report on literacy development in community colleges : technical report for project NIE-400-78-0061 by Richard C Richardson( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is the outcome of a project designed to study the literacy demands of selected academic, vocational/technical, and developmental studies programs and courses and of administrative tasks in relation to the literacy skills of minority and other community college students. Chapter I discusses the nature and value of literacy in modern society, examines the community college's role in literacy education, outlines study purposes, and gives a transactional definition of literacy which provides the underlying structure of the report. Following a brief chapter on study design and methods, chapters III and IV describe the Richfield District and Oakwood College, which were the focus of the studies, and highlight the administrative priorities and motivations that appeared to have an impact on literacy. Chapter V considers literacy with respect to administrative tasks, such as registration, that require reading and writing skills, and with respect to student support services that promote literacy. Chapters VI through IX analyze literacy in the classroom, focusing on reading and writing operations, student motivation, instructor objectives, and the context for literacy provided by classroom events. The concluding chapter summarizes findings and discusses the study's implications for policy and research. Extensive appendices consider the background and details of study methodology and contain the survey instruments for faculty and student interviews. (Author/HB)
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Richardson, Richard C.

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