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Universities books

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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: 14/11/2017

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: 07/11/2017

Writing at the State U Instruction and Administration at 106 Comprehensive Universities by Emily J. Isaacs Writing at the State U Instruction and Administration at 106 Comprehensive Universities


Format: Paperback - Released: 01/11/2017

Gonville & Caius College The Statutes of the Founders by Michael Prichard Gonville & Caius College The Statutes of the Founders

Gonville & Caius College is exceptional among Oxford and Cambridge colleges in having had three separate founders at different times. The statutes made by those founders are also exceptional, for they have two unique features: first, the statutes of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

From Da Ponte to the Casa Italiana A Brief History of Italian Studies at Columbia University by Barbara Faedda From Da Ponte to the Casa Italiana A Brief History of Italian Studies at Columbia University

The Casa Italiana-a neo-Renaissance palazzo located on Amsterdam Avenue near 117th Street-has been the most important expression of the Italian presence on Columbia University's campus since its construction in 1927. As a site of interdisciplinary scholarship and promotion of Italian...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

Crisis in Higher Education A Customer-Focused, Resource Management Resolution by Mark A. (The University of Toledo, Ohio, USA) Vonderembse Crisis in Higher Education A Customer-Focused, Resource Management Resolution
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While many students, parents, educators, and organizations who hire their graduates hold US universities in high regard, the cost of higher education has risen much faster than the rate of inflation. High costs, in turn, have severely limited access to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 26/10/2017

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

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

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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

Transforming Undergraduate Education Theory that Compels and Practices that Succeed by Donald W. Harward Transforming Undergraduate Education Theory that Compels and Practices that Succeed

Donald Harward has assembled the deepest thinkers in higher education in one resource that combines theoretical considerations with analyses of fundamental issues related to learning and liberal education. This set of arguments, theories, and evidence are sufficient to encourage significant...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/12/2017

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.
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

The Pursuit of the Chinese Dream in America Chinese Undergraduate Students at American Universities by Dennis Tao Yang The Pursuit of the Chinese Dream in America Chinese Undergraduate Students at American Universities

The Pursuit of the Chinese Dream in America examines the hopes, expectations, challenges, and aspirations of the current generation of Chinese students as they pursue higher education at American universities. Based on interviews with Chinese students, parents, teachers, and educational...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/12/2017

Other books in this genre

The People's School A History of Oregon State University by William Robbins The People's School A History of Oregon State University

The People's School is a comprehensive history of Oregon State University, placing the institution's story in the context of state, regional, national, and international history. Rather than organizing the narrative around institutional presidencies, Robbins examines the broader context of events,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

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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How to reinvent higher education for the twenty-first century: building Minerva.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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/10/2017

Community-Based Reconstruction of Society University Involvement and Lessons from East Japan Compared with Those from Kobe, Aceh, and Sichuan by Akihiko Hokugo Community-Based Reconstruction of Society University Involvement and Lessons from East Japan Compared with Those from Kobe, Aceh, and Sichuan

Tohoku University and Iwate University, both at the center of post-disaster reconstruction following the 2011 East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami;
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/10/2017

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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How the essential democratic values of diversity and free expression can coexist on campus.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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

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: 21/09/2017

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: 20/09/2017

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

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: 15/09/2017

The Century of Science The Global Triumph of the Research University by Justin J. W. Powell The Century of Science The Global Triumph of the Research University

In The Century of Science, a multicultural, international team of authors examine the global rise of scholarly research in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and health fields, providing insightful historical and sociological understandings of the ways that higher education has become...
Format: Hardback - 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

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: Paperback - Released: 13/09/2017

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: 12/09/2017

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

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