New Books About Higher Education

New Books About Higher Education
Sep 01, 2020
Author discusses new book on how disciplines promote -- and don't promote -- equity.
Aug 19, 2020
Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.
Author discusses her new study of how white children develop ideas about race.
Author discusses his new book on trends in politics in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Scott McLemee reviews a number of recent and forthcoming titles analyzing not just the alt-right but also the nearly global wave of new authoritarian and nativist movements.
William Elliott and Melinda Lewis discuss how children's savings accounts could open higher education to a much broader share of Americans.
What's a general education? Book by noted literary critic advocates a return to the basics.
Authors discuss their new book on the experience of Asian American students at Harvard University.
Author discusses his critique of higher education as too liberal -- and the idea of creating a new university with another perspective.
Author discusses his new book about women in the technology industry and in the academic programs that could lead them there.
Authors discuss their new book that suggests most colleges can do more to diversify their faculties.
Author discusses new book about close reading in the era of Twitter, "fake news" and denigration of the liberal arts.
Authors discuss new book examining the faculty role -- and how professors view their responsibilities.
Cover of "Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America" by George Yancy
Philosopher discusses his new book about how Americans respond to frank discussions of racism -- and about harassment he received for an essay in The New York Times.



October 23, 2018

Author discusses her new book about what she sees as widespread misconceptions about the state of race relations in higher education.

October 22, 2018

Author discusses her new book on "hookup culture" on college campuses and how universities can improve their education around sex and Title IX.

October 11, 2018

Authors discuss their new book about viewing colleges and universities as media institutions focused on winning over audiences.

October 9, 2018

Author discusses her new book on classics and misogyny in the digital era.

September 27, 2018

Sociologist discusses his critical book about visual arts M.F.A. programs, based on his close observations of them. He laments a lack of focus on beauty.

September 20, 2018

Editors discuss new book about drive to remove honors for Cecil Rhodes from universities in Britain and elsewhere.

September 18, 2018

Author discusses new book on what it means to be Latino at three distinctly different institutions: a liberal arts college, a research university and a regional public university.

September 17, 2018

Julie Schumacher resurrects Jason Fitger for a -- slightly -- more sentimental sequel to 'Dear Committee Members.' This time, the English department at fictional Payne U. faces a battle for its soul.

September 12, 2018

Professor discusses his new book on insights gained from reading classic literature with people with autism.

September 5, 2018

Q&A with the co-editors of an anthology of essays on accreditation about new challenges for the college oversight bodies.


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