This book uses an appreciative approach to highlight what is working in colleges and universities and offers an examination of how institutions can improve practice. It offers a solution-focused framework that challenges the negative assumptions, which have plagued higher education. Chapters explore how current narratives have perpetuated and maintained systematic flaws in our education system and have hindered reform. This invaluable resource breaks from the substantial literature that only highlights the many problems facing higher education today, and instead provides alternative strategies and essential recommendations for moving higher education institutions forward. It is a manifesto for a new pedagogy and reinforces the purposes of a liberal education.
Harrison, L.M. & Mather, P.C. (2015). Alternative solutions to higher education's challenges - An appreciative approach to reform. New York: Routledge.