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.
A new book argues federal lawmakers have failed to maintain a rational higher ed policy but come together on behalf of for-profits that spend generously.
A former college president identifies 9 elements for success.
Author discusses new book arguing that Christian adults should consider Christian colleges and that those institutions should embrace the nontraditional market.
Husband-and-wife professors at Yale law school (she gave us the "Tiger Mother" debate) publish book about why some racial and ethnic groups are more successful than others. And no, it's not because they value education.
Editors discuss themes in new book of essays, written by multiracial college students.
Author of new book offers tips for grad students and job-seekers.
A new book gives tips and tricks to boards, presidents and would-be presidents to avoid leadership disasters.
Author of new book on academic dishonesty discusses strategies for reducing cheating while improving student learning.
Author of new novel about her former job -- helping applicants write their admissions essays -- answers questions about the book and the competition to get in to college.
Derek Bok's new book asserts that much of the recent criticism of higher education is inaccurate or oversimplified, but that plenty of serious problems do exist.
Editors of new book discuss the zombie apocalypse in higher education.
Longtime higher education scholar Robert Zemsky tries to get at what’s actually keeping higher education from making changes. His answer? A lot.

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July 16, 2014

An upcoming book argues that meetings -- one of the most loathed aspects of academic life -- are untapped sources of creativity and insight.

June 13, 2014

A documentary filmmaker releases a critical look at higher education and student debt. But was he wrong to ignore the for-profit sector?

June 12, 2014

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.

June 10, 2014

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.

May 8, 2014

New book on making the choice offers an enriching discussion with no clear answers.

April 28, 2014

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.

March 28, 2014

Author discusses in new book how college students in the 20th century changed fashion.

March 27, 2014

A new book argues federal lawmakers have failed to maintain a rational higher ed policy but come together on behalf of for-profits that spend generously.

March 5, 2014

A former college president identifies 9 elements for success.

February 18, 2014

Author discusses new book arguing that Christian adults should consider Christian colleges and that those institutions should embrace the nontraditional market.

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