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Universities books

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Recently Published

Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces Diversity and Free Expression in Education by John Palfrey, Alberto Ibarguen Safe Spaces, Brave Spaces Diversity and Free Expression in Education
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Safe spaces, trigger warnings, microagressions, the disinvitation of speakers, demands to rename campus landmarks -- debate over these issues began in lecture halls and on college quads but ended up on op-ed pages in the New York Times and the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

Pathways to Reform Credits and Conflict at The City University of New York by Alexandra W. Logue Pathways to Reform Credits and Conflict at The City University of New York

A personal account of the implementation of a controversial credit transfer program at the nation's third-largest university Change is notoriously difficult in any large organization. Institutions of higher education are no exception. From 2010 to 2013, Alexandra Logue, then chief...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Critical University Moving Higher Education Forward by Tanya Loughead Critical University Moving Higher Education Forward

What way forward for the contemporary university? Critical University traverses fields in critical theory (Marcuse and Althusser), psychoanalysis (Kristeva and Freud), phenomenology (Husserl), and the philosophy of education (Freire and Hooks) to focus and provoke further discussion of the university...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

History of Universities Volume XXX / 1-2 by Mordechai (Professor of History, California Institute of Technology) Feingold History of Universities Volume XXX / 1-2
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This double issue of of History of Universities, Volume XXX / 1-2, contains the customary mix of learned articles and book reviews which makes this publication such an indispensable tool for the historian of higher education.
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/09/2017

Design & Construction of an Integral Model for Investigative Management in the University GEINVE Project v2.0 by Nancy Edith Ochoa Guevara Design & Construction of an Integral Model for Investigative Management in the University GEINVE Project v2.0


Format: Paperback - Released: 10/09/2017

Artists in the University Positioning Artistic Research in Higher Education by Jenny Wilson Artists in the University Positioning Artistic Research in Higher Education

This book focuses on the relationship between the university and a particular cohort of academic staff: those in visual and performing arts disciplines who joined the university sector in the 1990s. It explores how artistic researchers have been accommodated in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 10/09/2017

A Practical Education Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great Employees by Randall Stross A Practical Education Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great Employees

The liberal arts major is often lampooned: lacking in skills, unqualified for a professional career, underemployed. But studying for the joy of learning turns out to be surprisingly practical. Unlike career-focused education, liberal education prepares graduates for anything and everything-and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Struggle to Reform Our Colleges by Derek Bok The Struggle to Reform Our Colleges

Why efforts to improve American higher educational attainment haven't worked, and where to go from here During the first decade of this century, many commentators predicted that American higher education was about to undergo major changes that would be brought...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/09/2017

The Postdoc Landscape The Invisible Scholars by Audrey J. (Professor of Higher Education, Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor, Executive Director, National Initiat Jaeger The Postdoc Landscape The Invisible Scholars
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The Postdoc Landscape offers practical solutions and strategies for addressing the needs of postdoctoral fellows in terms of their presence in government, industry and the academy, along with growing issues and concerns and a clear direction in terms of what...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Liberal Arts in the Doldrums Rethink, Revise, and Revitalize to Reverse the Trend by John J. Hampton Liberal Arts in the Doldrums Rethink, Revise, and Revitalize to Reverse the Trend

This book argues for changes to the professoriate, restructuring of the liberal arts curriculum, and taking a new perspective to breathe fresh air into the undergraduate environment.
Format: Hardback - Released: 31/08/2017

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Portraits of Resilience by Daniel (MIT) Jackson, David A. (Boston College) Karp Portraits of Resilience
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More than 15 million American adults grapple with depression in a given year. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million Americans over the age of 18. And yet these diseases are often invisible, hidden, unacknowledged. In Portraits of Resilience, people coping with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Implausible Dream The World-Class University and Repurposing Higher Education by James H. Mittelman Implausible Dream The World-Class University and Repurposing Higher Education

Why the paradigm of the world-class university is an implausible dream for most institutions of higher education Universities have become major actors on the global stage. Yet, as they strive to be world-class, institutions of higher education are shifting away...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Ever the Leader Selected Writings, 1995-2016 by William G. Bowen, Kevin M. Guthrie, Hanna Holborn Gray Ever the Leader Selected Writings, 1995-2016
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Ever the Leader gathers together selected speeches and writings from one of the great scholars and commentators of higher education. William G. Bowen's career at Princeton University-from economics professor to provost to a sixteen-year tenure as president-was marked by extraordinary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Building the Intentional University Minerva and the Future of Higher Education by Bob (Executive Chairman, Minerva Schools at KGI) Kerrey Building the Intentional University Minerva and the Future of Higher Education
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Higher education is in crisis. It is too expensive, ineffective, and impractical for many of the world's students. But how would you reinvent it for the twenty-first century -- how would you build it from the ground up? Many have...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Successful University Teaching in Times of Diversity by Nicola Rolls, Andrew Northedge, Ellie Chambers Successful University Teaching in Times of Diversity
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Bringing together contributors with extensive practical teaching experience as well as pedagogical expertise, it uses accessible language and real cases to explore everyday teaching challenges and provide strategies and techniques for stimulating deep and satisfying learning.
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/10/2017

Meritocracy and the University Selective Admission in England and the United States by Anna (Research Fellow, University of Exeter, UK) Mountford-Zimdars Meritocracy and the University Selective Admission in England and the United States
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This book investigates university admissions in the UK and USA, with a particular focus on the most selective and elite universities in both countries. It explains the values, processes and practices that judge some individuals as worthy of getting an...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction by David (Bursar and Fellow, New College, Oxford) Palfreyman, Paul (Reader Emeritus in Higher Education, UCL Institute of  Temple Universities and Colleges: A Very Short Introduction
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This book looks at the role of the university in a social and economic context, as a repository of knowledge and a site for instruction. It considers how universities are founded,, funded, governed, lead, and managed, how the advent of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/10/2017

A University Education by David (Visiting Professor, King's College, London) Willetts A University Education
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Former Universities and Science Minister David Willetts combines a passionate advocacy of the value of a university education with a serious in-depth knowledge of the higher education sector to present his vision of what our universities can offer us -...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/11/2017

Spaces of Action and the Rights of Students in Chinese Universities by Ran Zhang Spaces of Action and the Rights of Students in Chinese Universities

This book takes students' responses to grievances as a platform for exploring the construction of students' rights against the backdrop of China's shift to mass higher education and move to rule of law. Specifically, the study reconstructs the spaces of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/12/2017

The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Patricia Owen-Smith The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

In The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Patricia Owen-Smith considers how contemplative practices may find a place in higher education. By creating a bridge between contemplative practices and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Owen-Smith...
Format: Book - Released: 11/12/2017

The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Patricia Owen-Smith The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

In The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Patricia Owen-Smith considers how contemplative practices may find a place in higher education. By creating a bridge between contemplative practices and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL), Owen-Smith...
Format: Book - Released: 11/12/2017

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Why Universities Should Seek Happiness and Contentment by Paul (Middlesex University, UK) Gibbs Why Universities Should Seek Happiness and Contentment
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The totalising effect of consumerism, well-being and satisfaction is a discourse which may negate the value of struggle and mastery of complex subjects and a realization of personal potentiality. Why Universities Should Seek Happiness and Contentment considers the consequences of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/08/2017

Corpus Christi College, Oxford A History by Thomas (Emeritus Professor, Jesus College and Corpus Christi College, Oxford) Charles-Edwards, Julian (Archivist, Corpus  Reid Corpus Christi College, Oxford A History
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A history of an Oxford College founded in the Renaissance just before the English Reformation, providing a window on the intellectual and religious history of England from that day to this.
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/08/2017

Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University Its Place in the Digital World by Graham Walton Exploring Informal Learning Space in the University Its Place in the Digital World

Growing student numbers, increased student expectations, new approaches to learning, and fast-paced technological advances all contribute to the need for universities to take a more strategic approach to their buildings, including formal and informal learning spaces. Exploring Informal Learning Space...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Free Speech on Campus by Sigal R. Ben-Porath Free Speech on Campus

From the University of California, Berkeley, to Middlebury College, institutions of higher learning increasingly find themselves on the front lines of cultural and political battles over free speech. Repeatedly, students, faculty, administrators, and politically polarizing invited guests square off against...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences A Practical Guide to Grant and Fellowship Proposals by Barbara L. E. Walker, Holly E. Unruh Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences A Practical Guide to Grant and Fellowship Proposals
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Grants and fellowships are increasingly essential to an academic career, and competition over federal and foundation funding is fiercer than ever. Yet there has hitherto been little training available for this genre of writing. Funding Your Research in the Humanities...
Format: Paperback - Released: 08/08/2017

Mr. Jefferson's Telescope A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects by Brendan Wolfe Mr. Jefferson's Telescope A History of the University of Virginia in One Hundred Objects

Thomas Jefferson considered the University of Virginia to be among his finest achievements - a living monument to his artistic and intellectual ambitions. Now, on the occasion of the University's bicentennial, Brendan Wolfe has assembled one hundred objects that, brought...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences A Practical Guide to Grant and Fellowship Proposals by Barbara L. E. Walker, Holly E. Unruh Funding Your Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences A Practical Guide to Grant and Fellowship Proposals
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Grants and fellowships are increasingly essential to an academic career, and competition over federal and foundation funding is fiercer than ever. Yet there has hitherto been little training available for this genre of writing. Funding Your Research in the Humanities...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/08/2017

A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors by Stan (Durham University, UK) Taylor, Margaret (Australian National University, Canberra.) Kiley, Robin (Newcastle Uni Humphrey A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors
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Across the globe, doctoral education is in the throes of change. Diversification, regulation and proliferation are just a few of the developments that pose major challenges for those supervising doctoral candidates. The second edition of A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

Undocumented and in College Students and Institutions in a Climate of National Hostility by Terry-Ann Jones Undocumented and in College Students and Institutions in a Climate of National Hostility

This book chronicles the experiences of undocumented students at Jesuit institutions of higher education. Based on an extensive study that incorporated survey research and in-depth interviews, the study presents the perspectives of students, staff, and the institutions, and is framed...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Universities in the National Innovation Systems Experiences from the Asia-Pacific by V. V. (Professorial Fellow, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia) Krishna Universities in the National Innovation Systems Experiences from the Asia-Pacific
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This volume looks at the role of universities in the National Innovation Systems in economies of the Asia-Pacific. It examines the tremendous growth of human and knowledge capital made possible by teaching and research excellence in major universities along with...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors by Stan (Durham University, UK) Taylor, Margaret (Australian National University, Canberra.) Kiley, Robin (Newcastle Uni Humphrey A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors
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Across the globe, doctoral education is in the throes of change. Diversification, regulation and proliferation are just a few of the developments that pose major challenges for those supervising doctoral candidates. The second edition of A Handbook for Doctoral Supervisors...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/08/2017

Undocumented and in College Students and Institutions in a Climate of National Hostility by Terry-Ann Jones Undocumented and in College Students and Institutions in a Climate of National Hostility

This book chronicles the experiences of undocumented students at Jesuit institutions of higher education. Based on an extensive study that incorporated survey research and in-depth interviews, the study presents the perspectives of students, staff, and the institutions, and is framed...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

The Road Ahead for America's Colleges and Universities by Robert B. Archibald The Road Ahead for America's Colleges and Universities

Archibald and Feldman, leading observers of the scene, provide an incisive overview of the challenges facing and possibilities for America's universities and colleges in their training future generations.
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/08/2017

Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Research Universities Strategies and Initiatives for Institutional Change by Bjorn Stensaker Strengthening Teaching and Learning in Research Universities Strategies and Initiatives for Institutional Change

This book offers a range of approaches and specific examples of how a sample of internationally leading research-intensive universities, from a variety of regions around the world, work to improve teaching and learning. It describes and analyzes broad university initiatives...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Hebrew Union College Annual by David H. Aaron Hebrew Union College Annual

The Hebrew Union College Annual is the flagship journal of Hebrew Union College Press and the primary face of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion to the academic world. With a history spanning nearly a century, it stands as a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/07/2017

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