New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Feb 10, 2017
Editors discuss their new essay collection on the portrayal of colleges, students and academics -- across genres and eras.
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.
Author discusses new book arguing that Christian adults should consider Christian colleges and that those institutions should embrace the nontraditional market.
Husband-and-wife professors at Yale law school (she gave us the "Tiger Mother" debate) publish book about why some racial and ethnic groups are more successful than others. And no, it's not because they value education.
Editors discuss themes in new book of essays, written by multiracial college students.
Author of new book offers tips for grad students and job-seekers.
A new book gives tips and tricks to boards, presidents and would-be presidents to avoid leadership disasters.
Author of new book on academic dishonesty discusses strategies for reducing cheating while improving student learning.
Author of new novel about her former job -- helping applicants write their admissions essays -- answers questions about the book and the competition to get in to college.
Derek Bok's new book asserts that much of the recent criticism of higher education is inaccurate or oversimplified, but that plenty of serious problems do exist.

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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.

 

November 3, 2014

In the new book The Case Against Academic Boycotts of Israel, a key theme is the relationship between anti-Semitism and the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

October 3, 2014

New books on academic freedom and free speech argue that the most serious threats to academic freedom and free speech are coming from within higher education.

September 2, 2014

In a new book, the authors of Academically Adrift return to report on how the same cohort of "meandering" students are faring after graduation. It's not a pretty picture.

August 27, 2014

In new book, creator of "Reacting to the Past" details history of the pedagogical technique and advocates its wider adoption.

August 19, 2014

New novel by an English professor offers a fresh take on the academic satire genre.

August 4, 2014

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.

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