Comments & Reviews

“This intense, personal memoir of a contentious episode in The City University of New York’s recent history painstakingly recounts the complicated events surrounding a set of policies designed to help students transfer credits, with the goal of improving graduation rates and educational attainment. A riveting account of power and authority, Pathways to Reform demonstrates how difficult it is to achieve change when vested interests are at stake and compromise is viewed as surrender.”— Eugene M. Tobin, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

“Pathways to Reform provides a guide to colleges on how to avoid the pitfalls and survive the minefields at every stage of creating a core curriculum, from planning to implementation. With the narrative flow of a novel, and carefully presenting all views while objectively arguing her position, Logue puts readers firmly in the places―onstage and backstage―where arguments, counterarguments, and negotiations occurred at The City University of New York.” — Elizabeth Nunez, Hunter College, CUNY

“This interesting and engaging book looks at the history and controversy related to The City University of New York’s Pathways program. Telling a good story, it describes the background that led to the need for Pathways, the features of the reform program, the steps for developing and approving the reform, and the controversies and conflict surrounding this process.” — Thomas Bailey, Teachers College, Columbia University

“An insider’s story of a major reform and curricular effort at a huge public university, Pathways to Reform simultaneously reflects upon the implications of the author’s experiences for undertaking change in higher education. Giving a scrupulously fair description of a contentious endeavor to effect change at CUNY, Logue has written an important book.” — Paul Attewell, Graduate Center, City University of New York

“Examining transfer policies at The City University of New York, Pathways to Reform contains many insights into university governance and the trials and tribulations of change in higher education. Well-documented and exceptionally well-written, the book’s accounts of the interplay between the central administration and the faculty and unions are revealing. There is no other book like this one.”— William G. Bowen, author of Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education

“Meticulous research… sending a message that hard work and acting without fear is a winning strategy.” — Matthew Goldstein, CUNY

Pathways to Reform “may be the genre-defining book….if you find yourself in that category of people who are consumed by negotiating change in post-secondary..then Pathways to Reform might be for you.” —Alex Usher, President, Higher Education Strategy Associates


“Logue’s book also highlights important themes regarding transfer credit throughout the nation: Transfer is never “seamless,” almost always requires students to complete more credits than they need, and is rife with inconsistent policies and practices that discourage even the most motivated students from usccessfully transferring from one institution to the next. Logue and her colleagues’ success in improving the process for students at CUNY is reason enough to recommend Pathways to Reform, with the hope that it motivates higher education leaders across the nation to take a second look at their policies concerning credit transfer.”–Stephen J. Handel, Director of Strategy, Postsecondary Education Transformation, ECMC Foundation; and former Senior Strategist for Strategic Higher Education Assessment Use and Opportunity, College Board

All net revenues received by the author from sales of this book are being donated to The City University of New York to support undergraduate student financial aid.