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.
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.
What goes on behind closed doors when professors decide who should get chance to earn a Ph.D.? Author of new book was allowed to watch. She saw elitism, a heavy focus on the GRE and some troubling conversations.
Author discusses new book arguing that China's universities are rising while America's are in decline.
Gail Mellow, a community college president, discusses the importance of pedagogy -- the theme of a new book she co-authored.
Author of new book on the history of the American Association of University Professors discusses how the organization has changed and remained the same over the last century, and what its next 100 years might look like.
Photographer discusses new book about Morris Brown College, a historically black college that largely closed its doors after losing accreditation.
Author discusses new book on the intersection of physical place, history and literature.
Cliff Wharton -- who led Michigan State, SUNY and TIAA-CREF -- discusses his new autobiography.
Author discusses new book that considers both the positive and negative impacts of an interdisciplinary approach.
New books set out agendas for both professors and students on how to change the experience and career paths.
How should parents prepare children for college? In a new book, a former college president takes a look at programs and resources at five different institutions to find out what students need and what parents should do during the first year of college.

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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.

April 19, 2016

New book argues that professors should actively resist the "culture of speed" in academe.

April 8, 2016

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.

April 6, 2016

New book tells story of a largely forgotten man who won a landmark Supreme Court decision.

March 22, 2016

Two former college presidents, both longtime scholars of higher education, discuss their new book on the problems -- real and imagined -- facing academe.

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