New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Sep 08, 2017
After a year of constant debate and considerable divisiveness, three texts seek to make the discussion more productive.
New book argues that professors should actively resist the "culture of speed" in academe.
New book argues that students involved in campus protests over controversial speakers or ideas should instead support a marketplace of ideas in which all notions are heard and the best rise to the top.
New book tells story of a largely forgotten man who won a landmark Supreme Court decision.
Two former college presidents, both longtime scholars of higher education, discuss their new book on the problems -- real and imagined -- facing academe.
Author discusses book about the history, inner workings and social role of college a cappella.
Historian A. J. Angulo examines the history of for-profit colleges and universities and how many of the problems surrounding these institutions aren't new, but rooted in a past that goes back to the colonial era.
Author discusses new book on the evolution of the modern university.
Historian discusses his new book on how courts in the United States have treated cases involving access to higher education.
Author discusses his new book on "the changing marketplace" facing colleges and universities.
Author discusses his new book, explaining his discipline and the work professors do.
Editor discusses new book about the history of and outlook for African-American engineers.
Author of new book explains a path forward -- in large part through changes in doctoral education -- for disciplines whose scholars feel under siege.



July 26, 2016

Author asks why some countries are better than others at science and technology.

July 14, 2016

Author discusses his new book on a much praised philosophy for public higher education.

July 12, 2016

Author discusses her new book, Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism.

June 21, 2016

New book urges colleges to exercise not-so-common sense when it comes to optimizing the undergraduate experience and otherwise striving toward institutional excellence.

June 17, 2016

Author discusses his new book on the evolution of Middle East studies in specific and area studies more broadly.

June 13, 2016

Author discusses his new book about why higher education still matters.

May 16, 2016

Too often, service learning prioritizes students over the people with whom they work, Randy Stoecker argues in a new book.

April 29, 2016

Author discusses new book about class inequality at an elite university.

April 28, 2016

Two sociologists interviewed law deans and admissions officers about impact of U.S. News rankings on legal education -- and their new book says impact is significant and generally negative.

April 21, 2016

New book decodes key terms for academic life, from A to Z.


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