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.
Historian A. J. Angulo examines the history of for-profit colleges and universities and how many of the problems surrounding these institutions aren't new, but rooted in a past that goes back to the colonial era.
Author discusses new book on the evolution of the modern university.
Historian discusses his new book on how courts in the United States have treated cases involving access to higher education.
Author discusses his new book on "the changing marketplace" facing colleges and universities.
Author discusses his new book, explaining his discipline and the work professors do.
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.

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October 26, 2016

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.

October 25, 2016

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.”

October 12, 2016

Author discusses his new book about how administrators can lead colleges with "mindfulness and self-compassion" -- and the right emotions.

October 7, 2016

Author discusses his new book about why philosophers were an early target of the Cold War Red scare.

October 4, 2016

In new collection of essays, scholars make the case for diversity as essential to higher education and society generally.

September 30, 2016

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.

September 28, 2016

Author discusses his new book on the politics of tuition policies in OECD countries.

September 22, 2016

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.

September 21, 2016

Author discusses new book on the relationship between the "sharing economy" and the erosion of faculty rights.

September 12, 2016

A new book by undergraduates at Michigan State offers teaching advice based on thousands of comments from students starting with the prompt, 'To my professor...'

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