Publication in the Research Series
on Higher Education
K. Edward Renner

Professor Renner received his PhD in 1961 from Northwestern University. He has been a professor in the Departments of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Illinois, Dalhousie University, and at Carleton University. He is a now a Research Professor and consultant in the area of higher education, program evaluation and action-research.

Description and Analysis

Academic Decision Making: Faculty Appointments and Re-appointments. Research in Higher Education, 1987, 26(4), 363-372.

Tenure, Retirement and the Year 2000: The Issues of Flexibility and Dollars. Research in Higher Education, 1986, 25(4), 307-315.

A Survey Tool, Retrenchment Blues, and a Career Alternatives Program. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 1991, 21(3), 115-123.

Attitudes and Demographics of Higher Education. Paper presented to the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Charlottetown, PEI, June 9, 1992.

On Race and Gender in Higher Education: Illusions of Change. Educational Record, 1993, 74(4), 44-48.

Date Rape on Campus. Paper presented to the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Calgary, Alberta, June 16, 1994

Institutional Variations in Demographic Profiles. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 1998, 28, 21-46.

Redefining the Issue of Racial Preference: Minority access to higher education. Change, 1998, 30 (2, March/April), 26-33.

Racial Equity and Higher Education. Academe, 2003, January-February, 38-43.

The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same: The Elusive Search for Racial Equality in Higher Education. Analysis of Social Issues and Public Policy, 2004, 4, 227-241.


Career Alternatives: Providing a Cafeteria of Choices Through Career Alternative Dollars. Research in Higher Education, 1986, 25(3), 227-244.

Career Alternatives: A Model for Calculating Financial Costs and Making Policy Decisions. Research in Higher Education, 1986, 25(1), 42-54.

Replacing Retrenchment With Dynamism Through a Program of Career Alternatives. Canadian Psychology, 1988, 29, 342-354.

Passing the mantle: The next generation of faculty. Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Montreal, PQ, June, 1995.

Renewal, Vitality, Costs and Faculty Demographics. Education Quarterly Review, 1995, 2, 21-34.

The Next Generation of Faculty. Interchange, 2000, 31 (No. 1), 61-78.


The Critical Issues Facing Higher Education: How To Avoid A Crisis, NSCUFA Newsletter, 1982, 4(1), 6-8.

The Light and Dark Side of the Crisis in Higher Education. CAUT Bulletin, 1988, 35(Nov.), 16, 18-20.

Raising a New Vision of Higher Education: Psychological and Social Issues. Canadian Psychology, 1988, 29, 365-368.

Position Description Analysis: A Method for Describing Academic Roles and Functions. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 1990, 20, 43-56.

Connected Teaching and Learning. Paper presented to the annual meeting of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education, Ottawa, June, 1993.

Re-engineering Engineering Education. The Engineer, 1994, 5 (No. 2) 11-12.

The New Agenda for Higher Education: Choices Universities Can Make to Ensure a Brighter Future. Detselig Enterprises, Inc. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: 1995.


Non-Technical Reports: Higher Education Essay Series (Copies Available)

# 1. Universities must get beyond their demand for "more revenue" (October, 1995).

# 2. Why universities are in trouble (October, 1995).

# 3. The New Age Gap (Jan. 1996; Revised June, 1997).

# 4. Minority and female advantage through affirmative action is an illusion (March, 1996; Updated June, 1997).

# 5. Redefining racial "Tolerance" (March, 1996).

# 6. Racial preference in minority access to higher education. (June, 1996; Revised June, 1997).

# 7. Universities and colleges are on the threshold of change (July, 1996).

# 8. No dollars and no sense: The financial and leadership crisis in higher education (August, 1996).

# 9. Has affirmative action gone too far? Canadian academic women (September, 1996).

#10. The End of the Modern Era: The New Role of Colleges and Universities in the Post-Modern World (October, 1996).

#11. The New Academic Revolution: The 1990s, not the 1960s, will be seen as the decade of revolutionary vision and change (February, 1997).

#12. Why is the One Florida Plan So Divisive? (February, 2000).

Copies of these papers are available upon request from K. E. Renner, 14241 110th Terrace North, Largo, Fl, 33774, (727) 595-3857,