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.
Authors acknowledge challenges for four-year colleges and worry about their future as drivers of opportunity. But they believe colleges are adaptable and will continue to offer students value.
Editors discuss the way a key teaching role has evolved -- and should evolve.
Author discusses new book on social science research in era of big data.
Author discusses his new book about disability and higher education -- a work that is highly critical of academe.
New book looks at “who changes, how much and into what” with influx of Chinese students into U.S. universities and at the underground learning networks students cultivate.
Using a database of 750 cases of research fraud from around the world, professors examine fraud as a phenomenon, tracing its history and trajectory and looking at what can be done about it.
New book explores how colleges were not created equal -- and how pressures have driven them to be even less so in recent decades.
Editors discuss new book about a push by many Christian colleges to diversify their institutions.
New book by a former professor looks at the tensions and struggles behind what author describes as Georgetown’s “bold, important and interesting” experiment to bring American liberal education to Qatar.
Author discusses how college diversity programs can result in students overattributing success to factors like merit and hard work, while ignoring systemic or institutional problems.
Author discusses his new book about why those who major in liberal arts disciplines -- and the humanities in particular -- make great employees.
Bentley University president discusses her new book on preparing students for success.

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June 5, 2018

Authors discuss new book examining the faculty role -- and how professors view their responsibilities.

April 24, 2018

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.

April 6, 2018

Tens of thousands of Iranian students studied in the U.S. in the 1970s. New book tells how they helped unsettle the diplomatic relationship between Washington and Tehran in lead-up to Iranian Revolution.

April 5, 2018

Author discusses his new book about gay students and LGBT activism at Christian colleges.

April 4, 2018

Author discusses her new book, which argues that federal laws that weren't focused on gender led to rise in female enrollments in higher education.

April 3, 2018

Author discusses his new book calling for academic leaders to defend free speech on campus.

March 20, 2018

Hanna Holborn Gray, who led Yale and the University of Chicago in eras of overt sexism, discusses her new memoir -- and her advice for a new generation of women rising through the ranks.

February 27, 2018

Editors discuss new collection of essays about the impact of various state and federal policies on minority students -- an impact the authors see as far too often ignored.

February 23, 2018

Authors discuss their new book that suggests American higher education -- especially in the social sciences -- is less globally minded than rhetoric might make you think.

February 20, 2018

Author discusses new book about how World War I created a brief period of progress for female scientists in Britain -- and the implications of that history for women in science today.

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