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Rhoads, Robert A.

Works: 36 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 11,278 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Art  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: LB2328.15.U6, 378.120973
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Most widely held works by Robert A Rhoads
Community service and higher learning : explorations of the caring self by Robert A Rhoads( )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Community Service and Higher Learning, Robert A. Rhoads examines the experiences of students as they commit themselves to community service during their college years. The author explores how a student's sense of self may be challenged through involvement in the lives of others within the context of community service relationships. Central to his "explorations of the self" is the role "caring" plays as a source of self understanding and identity development. Drawing upon classic symbolic interactionists such as George Herbert Mead as well as contemporary feminists such as Carol Gilligan and Nel Noddings, Rhoads suggests ways in which the self might be reconsidered with an ethic-of-care philosophy at its core. He argues that higher education ought to play a key role in fostering more relational and caring individuals and that community service offers a pedagogical opportunity for encouraging the development of more caring selves. He maintains that as society becomes increasingly complex, diverse, and potentially fragmented, caring becomes a more important facet of one's sense of self than perhaps ever before. It is only through an increasing concern for the other (the essence of caring) that one is able to bridge the relational barriers posed by the postmodern condition
Community colleges as cultural texts : qualitative explorations of organizational and student culture( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contradictory and often paradoxical nature of research on community colleges suggests that making generalizations about the sector as a whole is perhaps misguided. This book takes an important step toward developing a more nuanced understanding of the rich and varied cultures inherent in community colleges. The contributors approach this task by examining community colleges as "cultural texts," using critical qualitative frameworks to address the question of whether, and how, community colleges confront the challenges of diversity and provide real opportunities for upward mobility."--Jacket
Global citizenship and the university : advancing social life and relations in an interdependent world by Robert A Rhoads( )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 1,553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""With the increasing integration of global economies and societies, the nation-state is no longer the sole force shaping and defining citizenship. New ideas of ""global citizenship"" are emerging, and universities, which are increasingly involved in international engagements, provide a unique opportunity to explore how fundamental understandings of modern citizenship are changing. Drawing on case studies of universities in China, the United States, Hungary, and Argentina, Global Citizenship and the University moves beyond a narrow political definition of citizenship to address the cultural and economic complexities of contemporary social life. Rhoads and Szelényi show how universities should be mindful of the possibilities for faculty and student involvement in the production, management, and application of knowledge, and how this in turn allows for an engagement as citizens that reflects serious considerations of the global context. Ultimately, the authors challenge universities and readers alike to consider the many transnational opportunities that are redefining citizenship today.""--Publisher's description."
Coming out in college : the struggle for a queer identity by Robert A Rhoads( )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coming out is the process of acknowledging same-sex attractions to oneself and to others. It is both a personal and a public process. For many gay and bisexual students, college marks a pivotal point where for the first time they feel free to explore their same-sex attractions. This book is about the struggles students face in coming out. The focus is twofold: the experiences individuals face in coming to terms with their sexual identity and the process of developing a group identity. The development of a group identity involves a degree of political investment. For some students, becoming pol
MOOCs, high technology, & higher learning by Robert A Rhoads( )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In MOOCs, High Technology, and Higher Education, Rob Rhoads seeks to put the OpenCourseWare (OCW) movement into a larger context that culminates in the introduction of Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs). This book highlights a particular moment in history when cultural, political, and economic forces came together to bring about the MOOC as a unique educational innovation. In addition to defining MOOCs apart from other online course systems, Rhoads offers a provocative description of the various learning cultures and methods that continue to stimulate and expand the demand for MOOCs as a social movement in higher education. The methodology undergirding this book combines critical discourse analysis of key documents and publications as well as empirical studies of MOOC-related issues, including studies of MOOC content delivery, the organizational system supporting the OCW/MOOC movement, and faculty labor concerns"--
The university, state, and market : the political economy of globalization in the Americas( )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faculty socialization as cultural process : a mirror of institutional commitment by William G Tierney( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cover title: Enhancing promotion, tenure and beyond. Includes bibliographical references (p. 85-96) and index. Culture and commitment -- The cultures of faculty life --Conceptualizing faculty socialization -- The faculty member as novice -- The ritual process of tenure and promotion -- Post-tenure socialization : senior faculty as learners -- The socialization of women faculty and faculty of color -- Socialization for empowerment : implications for practice
China's rising research universities : a new era of global ambition by Robert A Rhoads( )

11 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charts the intentional and accelerated rise of China's research universities by analyzing how state policy has transformed key institutions. This book addresses how state initiatives have influenced faculty life and academic culture at these campuses
Freedom's web : student activism in an age of cultural diversity by Robert A Rhoads( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Mills College strike of 1990 to the Chicano Studies movement at UCLA, from African American student unrest at Rutgers University in 1995 to student protest in California against the passage of Propositions 187 and 209, issues of cultural diversity have rocked college campuses for much of this decade. Indeed, Robert Rhoads locates the key to understanding renewed student activism in the 1990s within the struggle over multiculturalism. In Freedom's Web: Student Activism in an Age of Cultural Diversity, he focuses on how students have utilized what many scholars describe, both affectionately and pejoratively, as "identity politics" to advance various concerns tied to diversity issues
Academic service learning : a pedagogy of action and reflection( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracy, multiculturalism, and the community college : a critical perspective by Robert A Rhoads( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Multiculturalism and border knowledge in higher education by Robert A Rhoads( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although community colleges serve a culturally diverse student population, they, along with other institutions of higher education, have been slow to respond to that diversity. The implementation of a multicultural curriculum threatens the canonical knowledge upon which higher education is positioned. The canon elevates certain aspects of a society's culture over others and suppresses "border knowledge," or knowledge that resides outside of the cultural mainstream. Since border knowledge is most often embraced by those situated on society's margins of race, class, gender, age, and sexual orientation, multiculturalism can offer a response to the canon. Mainstream multiculturalism situates cultural diversity as subject matter to be learned and not as ways of thinking and doing that fundamentally challenge Euro-centrically-conceived institutions. Critical multiculturalism, however, combines the conditions of cultural diversity with the vision of a critical education practice drawing from feminism, postmodernism, and critical theory. Critical multiculturalism seeks to transform institutions from monolithic centers of power to democratic constellations in which organizational structures reflect diverse cultures and perspectives. For community colleges, embracing multiple forms of cultural knowledge, or border knowledge, is an important facet of meeting the challenge of serving a culturally diverse student clientele. (Kp)
The implications of a democratic vision of community college leadership by Barbara Gibson-Benninger( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fundamental challenge facing community college presidents and senior-level staff is to create an environment in which diverse qualities of students and staff make positive contributions to the organization. This requires replacing conceptions of leadership as one person at the top who has power with a vision of democratic leadership which creates opportunities for participative decision-making, leadership opportunities for women and underrepresented minorities, and multicultural communities. Graduate programs in community college leadership at the Maricopa County Community College District (Arizona), North Carolina State University, and the University of Texas at Austin are exemplary in their inclusion of the principles of democratic leadership in their training. Based on elements of these programs and the democratic approach to leadership, the following elements can be viewed as essential to leadership preparation: (1) an understanding of organizations as cultures; (2) a sensitivity to individual differences which enables all members of the campus community to contribute to decisions and change; (3) a commitment to empowering diverse constituents, recognizing that equal opportunity is not merely a policy but a vision which can be achieved; (4) a recognition of mentoring as a vital part students' experiences; and (5) an emphasis on team-building through cooperative and collaborative work. (Contains 42 references.) (Kp)
Multiculturalism and the community college : a case study of an immigrant education program by Robert A Rhoads( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To gather data on the goals and effectiveness of a postsecondary program organized from the perspective of multiculturalism, a case study was conducted of Nuevos Horizontes (nh), an immigrant education program at Triton College, in Illinois. Nh is designed to facilitate access to higher education for Hispanics and other minority students; provide educational programs for immigrant adults; and inform the community of educational and cultural opportunities available at Triton. In a 3-day site visit, interviews were conducted with 14 students and 27 faculty and staff participating in nh and program reports and materials were collected and analyzed. Results of the case study included the following: (1) in 1993, over 8,000 students utilized NH's services; (2) outstanding program elements included a festival celebrating Hispanic culture, an hiv/aids education and prevention program, and a swearing-in ceremony for citizens prepared through nh; and (3) keys to NH's effectiveness were the emphasis placed on celebrating Hispanic culture while increasing participants' knowledge of English and U.S. culture, the bilingual staff, the commitment to holistic education, the physical proximity to the Hispanic community, and the effective use of community partnerships. Although the program was successful in creating an educational environment that makes Hispanic immigrants feel comfortable, the college runs the risk of compartmentalizing multiculturalism and limiting the impact cultural diversity might have on the main campus and the entire community. (Kp)
Cultural leadership in higher education by Robert A Rhoads( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guidebook argues that solutions to the many problems that internally plague academic institutions of higher education are best developed when administrators closely examine the values, beliefs, traditions, and histories that organizational members hold. Institutional evaluations should take place within a cultural context in which organizational members both shape and are shaped by the symbols and rituals of the institution. Eight principles are proposed for effective leadership of academic institutions. Principles are based on the concept that these institutions exist as cultures where a wide range of people with varied backgrounds are welcomed. Following the discussion of these principles, the guidebook offers four vignettes to illustrate how these principles can effect real change. Also included is an annotated bibliography of 64 references organized around six key areas: (1) academic culture/subculture research; (2) building diverse academic communities; (3) cultural leadership; (4) organizational change; (5) organizations as cultures; and (6) theoretical works on culture. (GLR)
University, the State, and the Market : the Political Economy of Globalization in the Americas by Robert A Rhoads( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Institutional culture and student subculture : student identity and socialization by Robert A Rhoads( )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whales tales, dogs piles, and beer goggles : an ethnographic case study of fraternity life by Robert A Rhoads( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Standing stones : my spiritual markers by Robert A Rhoads( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creative project of 12 paintings each representing a different Hebrew name for God with commentary about how artist created them
Community Colleges as Cultural Texts: Qualitative Explorations ofOrganizational and Student Culture. Suny Series, Frontiers in Education by Kathleen M Shaw( Book )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book, part of the Frontiers in Education series from the State University of New York, depicts community colleges as "cultural texts," addressing the question of whether, and how, community colleges confront the challenges of diversity and provide equal opportunities for upward mobility. Its ten chapters include: (1) "Community Colleges as Cultural Texts: a Conceptual Overview" (Kathleen M. Shaw, Robert A. Rhoads, and James R. Valadez); (2) "Cultures of Support for At-Risk Students: The Role of Social and Emotional Capital in the Educational Experiences of Women" (Dennis McGrath and William Van Buskirk); (3) "The Struggle for Mobility in the Contact Zone of Basic Writing" (Stanford T. Goto); (4) "Navigating the Raging River: Reconciling Issues of Identity, Inclusion, and Administrative Practice" (Marilyn J. Amey); (5) "Preparing for Work in a Post-Industrial World: Resistance and Compliance to the Ideological Messages of a Community College" (James R. Valadez); (6) "The Politics of Culture and Identity: Contrasting Images of Multiculturalism and Monoculturalism" (Robert A. Rhoads); (7) "'Be a Name, Not a Number': The Role of Cultural and Social Capital in the Transfer Process" (Armando Trujillo and Eusebio Diaz); (8) "Defining the Self: Constructions of Identity in Community College Students" (Kathleen M. Shaw); (9) "Celebratory Socialization of Culturally Diverse Students Through Academic Programs and Support Services" (Berta Vigil Laden); and (10) "Toward a New Vision of the Multicultural Community College for the Next Century" (Laura I. Rendon). (Contains descriptions of contributors and an index.) (Emh)
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Community colleges as cultural texts : qualitative explorations of organizational and student culture
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Rhoads, Robert

Rhoads, Robert A., 1957-

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Community colleges as cultural texts : qualitative explorations of organizational and student cultureGlobal citizenship and the university : advancing social life and relations in an interdependent worldComing out in college : the struggle for a queer identityThe university, state, and market : the political economy of globalization in the AmericasFaculty socialization as cultural process : a mirror of institutional commitmentFreedom's web : student activism in an age of cultural diversityAcademic service learning : a pedagogy of action and reflectionDemocracy, multiculturalism, and the community college : a critical perspective