New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Jun 24, 2015
Author of new book on "purposeful graduates" says colleges must talk to students about the importance of creating and living meaningful lives.
In new book, creator of "Reacting to the Past" details history of the pedagogical technique and advocates its wider adoption.
New novel by an English professor offers a fresh take on the academic satire genre.
Are students evaluated on their academic work, or on how well they navigate the college environment? Both, a recent book argues -- which is why mentoring programs should aim to unmask the "hidden curriculum" for at-risk students.
New book argues that education schools too often neglect teacher training -- leaving it up to teachers to figure things out on their own.
New book argues that shared governance is under threat, along with future of American higher education, and professors must take up the fight.
An upcoming book argues that meetings -- one of the most loathed aspects of academic life -- are untapped sources of creativity and insight.
A documentary filmmaker releases a critical look at higher education and student debt. But was he wrong to ignore the for-profit sector?
Author discusses a new approach to affirmative action in admissions that she says could help the disadvantaged without some of the legal and political issues that challenge current approaches.
Study finds that the more students engage with faculty members and academics, the more their political views moderate. Student activities are what appear to encourage those already leaning left or right to tilt further.
New book on making the choice offers an enriching discussion with no clear answers.
Author of new book explains why no one case can be made for the importance of the humanities -- and why the arguments must be different in America and Britain.
Author discusses in new book how college students in the 20th century changed fashion.

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November 11, 2014

Author of new essay collection discusses the intellectual's role in the era of the "post-welfare state university."

November 7, 2014

Longtime professor Anthony Aveni talks about liberal arts, higher education and what he learned in 50 years of teaching.

 

November 3, 2014

In the new book The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, a key theme is the relationship between anti-Semitism and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

October 3, 2014

New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

September 2, 2014

In a new book, the authors of Academically Adrift return to report on how the same cohort of "meandering" students are faring after graduation. It's not a pretty picture.

August 27, 2014

In new book, creator of "Reacting to the Past" details history of the pedagogical technique and advocates its wider adoption.

August 19, 2014

New novel by an English professor offers a fresh take on the academic satire genre.

August 4, 2014

Are students evaluated on their academic work, or on how well they navigate the college environment? Both, a recent book argues -- which is why mentoring programs should aim to unmask the "hidden curriculum" for at-risk students.

August 1, 2014

New book argues that education schools too often neglect teacher training -- leaving it up to teachers to figure things out on their own.

July 29, 2014

New book argues that shared governance is under threat, along with future of American higher education, and professors must take up the fight.

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