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Critical Reading in Higher Education: Academic Goals and Social Engagement

by Karen Manarin, Miriam Carey & Melanie Rathburn

Faculty often worry that students can't or won't read critically, a foundational skill for success in academic and professional endeavors. "Critical reading" refers both to reading for academic purposes and...

Faculty Development and Student Learning: Assessing the Connections

by William Condon, Ellen R. Iverson & Cathryn A. Manduca

Colleges and universities across the US have created special initiatives to promote faculty development, but to date there has been little research to determine whether such programs have an impact on students'...

Quick Hits for Adjunct Faculty and Lecturers: Successful Strategies from Award-Winning Teachers

by Robin K. Morgan, Kimberly T. Olivares & Jon Becker

Non-tenure-track lecturers and adjunct instructors face particular challenges at US colleges, including heavy teaching loads, lack of office space, little control over the selection of course topics or textbooks,...

Why Art Cannot Be Taught: A Handbook for Art Students

by James Elkins

In this smart survival guide for students and teachers -- the only book of its kind -- James Elkins examines the phenomenon of college-level art instruction, focusing particularly on the problematic practice...

The Best 380 Colleges, 2016 Edition

by Princeton Review

What Makes THE BEST 380 COLLEGES the Most Popular College Guide?

Written for any student or parent mystified by the confusing college admissions process, The Best 380 Colleges provides the facts and information...

Growing the Next Generation of Researchers: A Handbook for Emerging Researchers and Their Mentors

by Lyn Holness

This book arises out of the University of Cape Town’s Emerging Researcher Programme. It identifies and promotes awareness of contemporary challenges in the local and global higher education context; explains...

Teaching Strategies to Motivate College Students

by Neil Mars

The world is changing rapidly, as well as the way we think and live. Meanwhile, while changes occur in the way we read, communicate and interact, absolutely nothing evolved regarding the educational system....

Alpha Docs: The Making of a Cardiologist

by Daniel MuÑOZ & James M. Dale

In the tradition of Scott Turow’s One L and Atul Gawande’s Better comes a real-time, real-life chronicle from an impassioned young doctor on the front lines of high-stakes cardiology.

It takes drive, persistence,...

Researching Higher Education: International perspectives on theory, policy and practice

by Jennifer M. Case & Jeroen Huisman

Research on higher education has yielded many insights that have improved our theoretical and practical understanding but there are still many themes that continue to appear on research agendas, provoking renewed...

The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

by Karen Kelsky

The definitive career guide for grad students, adjuncts, post-docs and anyone else eager to get tenure or turn their Ph.D.  into their ideal job


Each year tens of thousands of students will, after years...

Best Practices for Middle School Classrooms: What Award-Winning Teachers Do

by Randi Stone

Best-selling author Randi Stone brings together a collection of best classroom practices by award-winning teachers from schools throughout the United States to inspire new and experienced middle school teachers...

Best Practices for High School Classrooms: What Award-Winning Secondary Teachers Do

by Randi Stone

Randi Stone provides an inspirational, one-stop guide to the highest-impact teaching practices of the nation’s best and brightest high school educators. Through detailed, first-hand accounts of winning strategies,...

Undocumented: A Dominican Boy's Odyssey from a Homeless Shelter to the Ivy League

by Dan-el Padilla Peralta

An undocumented immigrant’s journey from a New York City homeless shelter to the top of his Princeton class

Dan-el Padilla Peralta has lived the American dream. As a boy, he came here legally with his family....

Meeting Special Educational Needs in Secondary Classrooms: Inclusion and how to do it

by Sue Briggs

There are greater numbers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) now attending mainstream schools. This fully updated and revised edition of Meeting Special Educational Needs in Secondary...

Learning for Life: How Continuous Education Will Keep Us Competitive in the Global Economy

by Jason Wingard & Michelle LaPointe

Today's global knowledge economy requires individuals and companies alike to quickly adapt to new tools and strategies. To remain competitive, both must continually upgrade their skills. In the United States,...

Cosmopolitan Learning for a Global Era: Higher education in an interconnected world

by Sarah Richardson

Ensuring that higher education students are fully prepared for lives as global citizens is a pressing concern in the contemporary world. This book draws on insights from cosmopolitan thought to identify how...

Experiential Education in the College Context: What it is, How it Works, and Why it Matters

by Jay W. Roberts

Experiential Education in the College Context provides college and university faculty with pedagogical approaches that engage students and support high-impact learning. Organized around four essential categories-active...

Disability, Avoidance and the Academy: Challenging Resistance

by David Bolt & Claire Penketh

Disability is a widespread phenomenon, indeed a potentially universal one as life expectancies rise. Within the academic world, it has relevance for all disciplines yet is often dismissed as a niche market or...

Research in the College Context: Approaches and Methods

by Frances K. Stage & Kathleen Manning

Research in the College Context, 2nd Edition provides faculty, students, practitioners, and researchers in the college environment with a manual of diverse approaches and methods for researching higher education...

Bringing College Education into Prisons: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 170

by Robert Scott

This sourcebook introduces the basic concept of college in prison, describes programs that exist across the country today, and considers the challenges and opportunities facing community college educators who...