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North Carolina press seeks sustainable open-access model for monographs

A project that aims to slash the cost of producing monographs could help make more of them available to the public for free. But will scholars participate?

Students call for investigation of Arizona State partnership with Cengage

When an Arizona State professor accused the university of an unethical partnership with Cengage, the university denied it received grants from the company. But there was a financial relationship that wasn't revealed at the time. Students seek more details.

Herb Childress discusses his new book, 'The Adjunct Underclass'

Herb Childress's new book is a painful, necessary read for anyone looking to understand or empathize with the costs -- human and otherwise -- of higher ed's gig economy.

Librarians prepare to take a harder line with publishers

Inspired by University of California’s decision to drop its “big deal” with Elsevier, university librarians are laying the foundation to follow suit.

Author discusses new book defending the quality of American higher education

What if the critics are (mostly) wrong? Author discusses his new book about why American colleges and universities are stronger than many believe, even though they do face challenges.

Printer closures, paper shortages lead to delays for university publishers

Printer closures and paper shortages create scheduling headaches for academic authors and staff at university presses.

Author discusses his new book on how writing is and should be taught

Author discusses his new book about “killing the five-paragraph essay” and other ways schools and colleges could do a better job of teaching writing.

In switch to digital-first products, publishers are signing fewer textbook authors

Leading academic publishers are signing fewer textbook authors and instead channeling investments into digital courseware.

New book renews debate about donor influence

New book outlines how rich donors have become more assertive about how their money should be used and explores the costs to higher ed.

University's $999 online textbook creates confusion and outrage

An online textbook priced at almost $1,000 has infuriated students trying to navigate an already confusing textbook marketplace, but Louisiana-Lafayette officials insist they had "good intentions."

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