New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Apr 18, 2019
Author discusses new book on the impact of the mass shooting and how survivors tried to honor the dead and prevent future tragedies.
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.
Book argues that faculty’s diminishing influence puts higher education at risk. Suggested interventions include changing tenure to save it -- namely by ending it for professors at 70 years of age.
A new book argues that friendship isn’t necessarily a distraction in college but may be essential to academic success.
New book argues for change after decades of policies that authors say are strangling public higher education.
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.
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.”
Author discusses his new book about how administrators can lead colleges with "mindfulness and self-compassion" -- and the right emotions.
Author discusses his new book about why philosophers were an early target of the Cold War Red scare.
In new collection of essays, scholars make the case for diversity as essential to higher education and society generally.
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.
Author discusses his new book on the politics of tuition policies in OECD countries.
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.
Author discusses new book on the relationship between the "sharing economy" and the erosion of faculty rights.

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March 30, 2017

The Devil and Webster depicts feminist campus leader struggling to deal with escalating student protest over tenure denial she knows (but can’t explain in public) was justified.

March 2, 2017

New book tells the story of initiative that brings liberal arts education to incarcerated men and women.

March 1, 2017

Women's studies meets mathematics in a new book arguing for a more inclusive cultural notion of numeracy.

February 22, 2017

A new book argues that the focus on credentials and growing inequality led to the rise in for-profit colleges. 

February 21, 2017

A new book argues that the NCAA "has lost its way in the governance of intercollegiate athletics" and that the association is incapable of achieving reform.

February 10, 2017

Editors discuss their new essay collection on the portrayal of colleges, students and academics -- across genres and eras.

January 24, 2017

Author discusses new book about a part of the student population pushing for more support -- and facing a backlash in some states.

January 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.

January 10, 2017

Can faculty members be politically engaged advocates? New book -- Civic Labors: Scholarly Activism and Working-Class Studies -- argues that they can.

January 6, 2017

Author discusses his new book on the battles over the discipline and its future.

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