New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Oct 11, 2018
Authors discuss their new book about viewing colleges and universities as media institutions focused on winning over audiences.
Cover image of The Flight of a Butterfly or the Path of a Bullet?: Using Technology to Transform Teaching and Learning
Feb 28, 2018
Author discusses new book on how technology is changing K-12 education, and the lessons of schools' experiences for higher education.
Author discusses new book about a part of the student population pushing for more support -- and facing a backlash in some states.
Author discusses book about efforts in the post-Civil War era to create colleges in the South that educated men and women, black students and white students together.
Can faculty members be politically engaged advocates? New book -- Civic Labors: Scholarly Activism and Working-Class Studies -- argues that they can.
Author discusses his new book on the battles over the discipline and its future.
New book dives deep into the profession of academic advising, offering direction on how advisers can best counsel students.
Authors discuss their new book on the success -- in educational attainment and business -- of Indians in the United States.
New book explores different classroom strategies for teaching first-generation, underrepresented students.
Author discusses new book about how arrival of women in American higher education changed colleges’ sense of moral mission.
New book highlights intellectual property practices that the author says are dangerous for the public's interest in higher ed.
New book argues that sometimes faculty members of color going up for tenure are judged by a higher standard than are their white peers.
Book argues that faculty’s diminishing influence puts higher education at risk. Suggested interventions include changing tenure to save it -- namely by ending it for professors at 70 years of age.
A new book argues that friendship isn’t necessarily a distraction in college but may be essential to academic success.



June 13, 2017

Author explains his history of American higher education, told through specific periods in the development of various sectors.

May 18, 2017

A professor discusses how he turned to his colleagues for help answering the question -- and turned the results into a book.

May 17, 2017

Graduate student who is subject of Title IX critic Laura Kipnis's new book sues for defamation and invasion of privacy.

May 4, 2017

Author discusses new book about the relationship between higher education and the localities where institutions live.

May 3, 2017

Author discusses his new book about American higher education, which suggests it may be better off today than people realize … because it has always faced so many problems and has always been a “hustler’s paradise.”

April 17, 2017

A coloring book from the University of Chicago Press? Yes, and it pokes fun at academe.

March 30, 2017

The Devil and Webster depicts feminist campus leader struggling to deal with escalating student protest over tenure denial she knows (but can’t explain in public) was justified.

March 2, 2017

New book tells the story of initiative that brings liberal arts education to incarcerated men and women.

March 1, 2017

Women's studies meets mathematics in a new book arguing for a more inclusive cultural notion of numeracy.

February 22, 2017

A new book argues that the focus on credentials and growing inequality led to the rise in for-profit colleges. 


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