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 proposes teaching-intensive tenure track to address what it calls the "real" crisis in the humanities.
Author of new book on the creation of the research university discusses the role of disciplines and information overload -- from the 18th century to the rise of MOOCs.
Author discusses her new book on the role and long-term impact of Native American mascots of college teams.
New book by longtime composition instructor seeks to use real-world sentences to change the way students think about grammar.
New book explores strategies and obstacles for gay, lesbian and transgender students and those who conduct research on L.G.B.T.Q. topics.
A new book from researchers at the Community College Research Center posits that the "guided pathways" approach of program development will lead to better outcomes at institutions. 
New America's Kevin Carey answers questions about his new book, The End of College, which looks to the past in charting a possible future for higher education.
Feminist art history professor discusses book on how she came to study and participate in a form of bodybuilding called "figure girl" competitions.
Editor discusses new volume on the importance of key disciplines to solving key societal problems.
Author discusses new book on the flaws in American science -- and the ways that government agencies and universities support it.
New book argues that benefits of fostering better relationships between academics and policy makers in international affairs are underestimated.
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.

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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.

March 15, 2016

Author discusses book about the history, inner workings and social role of college a cappella.

March 11, 2016

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.

March 9, 2016

Author discusses new book on the evolution of the modern university.

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