New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Feb 10, 2017
Editors discuss their new essay collection on the portrayal of colleges, students and academics -- across genres and eras.
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.
New book argues for change after decades of policies that authors say are strangling public higher education.
Authors discuss book that seeks to counter the narrative about how higher ed prepares students for careers. They say college must be more than job training, and that term “liberal arts” is misunderstood.
Book offers critique of uses of big data to measure the output of professors and institutions, arguing that technique is equivalent to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”
Author discusses his new book about how administrators can lead colleges with "mindfulness and self-compassion" -- and the right emotions.
Author discusses his new book about why philosophers were an early target of the Cold War Red scare.
In new collection of essays, scholars make the case for diversity as essential to higher education and society generally.
Author discusses new book on the history of elite universities becoming coeducational -- with the push coming from male leaders for reasons having little to do with equity.
Author discusses his new book on the politics of tuition policies in OECD countries.
Gender-based discrimination in the academic workplace isn’t always overt, but the “shrapnel” of small indignities stays with you. That’s the premise of a new book on this kind of bias, and how to alleviate it.

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December 6, 2016

Author discusses new book about how arrival of women in American higher education changed colleges’ sense of moral mission.

December 5, 2016

New book highlights intellectual property practices that the author says are dangerous for the public's interest in higher ed.

November 29, 2016

New book argues that sometimes faculty members of color going up for tenure are judged by a higher standard than are their white peers.

November 15, 2016

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.

November 14, 2016

A new book argues that friendship isn’t necessarily a distraction in college but may be essential to academic success.

November 2, 2016

New book argues for change after decades of policies that authors say are strangling public higher education.

October 26, 2016

Authors discuss book that seeks to counter the narrative about how higher ed prepares students for careers. They say college must be more than job training, and that term “liberal arts” is misunderstood.

October 25, 2016

Book offers critique of uses of big data to measure the output of professors and institutions, arguing that technique is equivalent to “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

October 12, 2016

Author discusses his new book about how administrators can lead colleges with "mindfulness and self-compassion" -- and the right emotions.

October 7, 2016

Author discusses his new book about why philosophers were an early target of the Cold War Red scare.

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