New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Feb 05, 2018
A new novel about academic life is not a ringing endorsement, to say the least. But it will make you laugh. And that's the point.
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.
New book examines how technology is changing education -- and whether that change is for the better.
Author of the 1988 book Profscam, conservative talk radio host Charles Sykes, discusses his new book that again takes on higher education. 
New book explores how those at seven elite liberal arts colleges make decisions about academics, social life and more.
Author asks why some countries are better than others at science and technology.
Author discusses his new book on a much praised philosophy for public higher education.
Author discusses her new book, Reimagining Popular Notions of American Intellectualism.
New book urges colleges to exercise not-so-common sense when it comes to optimizing the undergraduate experience and otherwise striving toward institutional excellence.
Author discusses his new book on the evolution of Middle East studies in specific and area studies more broadly.
Author discusses his new book about why higher education still matters.
Too often, service learning prioritizes students over the people with whom they work, Randy Stoecker argues in a new book.
Author discusses new book about class inequality at an elite university.
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.

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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.

October 4, 2016

In new collection of essays, scholars make the case for diversity as essential to higher education and society generally.

September 30, 2016

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.

September 28, 2016

Author discusses his new book on the politics of tuition policies in OECD countries.

September 22, 2016

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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