Michael N. Bastedo is a professor of education and the director of the Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education at the University of Michigan. He is the editor of The Organization of Higher Education: Managing Colleges for a New Era. Philip G. Altbach is a research professor and the founding director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. He is the author of Global Perspectives on Higher Education. Patricia J. Gumport is a professor of education, the vice-provost for graduate education, and the director of the Stanford Institute for Higher Education Research at Stanford University. She is the editor of Sociology of Higher Education: Contributions and Their Contexts.