New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Oct 27, 2020
Author discusses his book, which says that student activities do not necessarily advance students' interests. White men gain the most, he says.
Aug 19, 2020
Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.
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.
New book decodes key terms for academic life, from A to Z.
New book argues that professors should actively resist the "culture of speed" in academe.
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.
New book tells story of a largely forgotten man who won a landmark Supreme Court decision.
Two former college presidents, both longtime scholars of higher education, discuss their new book on the problems -- real and imagined -- facing academe.
Author discusses book about the history, inner workings and social role of college a cappella.

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January 6, 2017

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

January 4, 2017

New book dives deep into the profession of academic advising, offering direction on how advisers can best counsel students.

December 15, 2016

Authors discuss their new book on the success -- in educational attainment and business -- of Indians in the United States.

December 7, 2016

New book explores different classroom strategies for teaching first-generation, underrepresented students.

December 6, 2016

Author discusses new book about how arrival of women in American higher education changed colleges’ sense of moral mission.

December 5, 2016

New book highlights intellectual property practices that the author says are dangerous for the public's interest in higher ed.

November 29, 2016

New book argues that sometimes faculty members of color going up for tenure are judged by a higher standard than are their white peers.

November 15, 2016

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.

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.

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