New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Jan 17, 2017
Author discusses book about efforts in the post-Civil War era to create colleges in the South that educated men and women, black students and white students together.
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.
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.

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March 26, 2015

Audrey Watters and Sara Goldrick-Rab challenge Kevin Carey's The End of College.

March 23, 2015

New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.

March 11, 2015

Feminist art history professor discusses book on how she came to study and participate in a form of bodybuilding called "figure girl" competitions.

February 17, 2015

Editor discusses new volume on the importance of key disciplines to solving key societal problems.

February 10, 2015

Author discusses new book on the flaws in American science -- and the ways that government agencies and universities support it.

January 22, 2015

New book argues that benefits of fostering better relationships between academics and policy makers in international affairs are underestimated.

January 5, 2015

New book from William Bowen and Eugene Tobin argues for more effective, nimble and collaborative approach to institutional decision-making, saying new models of shared governance are needed. Some of the authors' suggestions are sure to be controversial.

December 16, 2014

Author discusses his new book on the evolution of colleges and universities in the United States.

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.

 

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