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Where You Go Is Not Who You'll Be: An Antidote to the College Admissions Mania

by Frank Bruni

Over the last few decades, Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and...


The Other College Guide: A Roadmap to the Right School for You

by Paul Glastris, Jane Sweetland & Staff Washington Monthly

A college degree has never been more important—or more expensive. If you're not made of money, where can you get an amazing liberal arts education without your parents having to remortgage the house or cash...


The End of College: Creating the Future of Learning and the University of Everywhere

by Kevin Carey

From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand.

Over the span of just nine...


Secrets for Secondary School Teachers: How to Succeed in Your First Year

by Ellen Kottler, Jeffrey A. Kottler & Cary J. Kottler

Teach like a pro from day one!

In this updated version of the successful Secrets for Secondary School Teachers, you will learn tangible ways to supercharge your teaching skills, while avoiding the pitfalls common...


Who's Afraid of Academic Freedom?

by Akeel Bilgrami & Jonathan R. Cole

In these seventeen essays, distinguished senior scholars discuss the conceptual issues surrounding the idea of freedom of inquiry and scrutinize a variety of obstacles to such inquiry that they have encountered...


The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom

by Stephen D. Brookfield

Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for collegeteaching

Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning,stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class.But with...


A Classroom of One

by Gene I. Maeroff

A Classroom of One is Gene Maeroff's "report from the front" on the short history and status of online learning in the United States and around the world. Maeroff is a reporter who takes you to the schools from...


The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and the Politics of Intolerance at Stanford

by Peter A. Thiel, David O. Sacks & Elizabeth Fox-Genovese

This is a powerful exploration of the debilitating impact that politically correct “multiculturalism” has had upon higher education and academic freedom in the United States. In the name of diversity, many...


Career Crafting the Decade After High School: Professional's Guide

by Cathy Campbell & Peggy Dutton

Backed by current scholarship and based on a study of the experiences of young people in the decade after graduating from high school, Career Crafting offers a powerful and insightful portrait of the early career...


Developing a Local Curriculum: Using your locality to inspire teaching and learning

by William Evans & Jonathan Savage

How can your local area become a source of inspiration for curriculum development?

How can it enhance the teaching and learning at your school?

Developing a Local Curriculum explores how your local area and...


Teaching Adults: A Practical Guide for New Teachers

by Ralph G. Brockett

A highly practical guide for new instructors teaching in any setting

Regardless of the context, teaching is a tall task—and for those teaching adults, unique challenges await. Teaching Adults: A Practical Guide...


Locus of Authority: The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education

by William G. Bowen & Eugene M. Tobin

Locus of Authority argues that every issue facing today’s colleges and universities, from stagnant degree completion rates to worrisome cost increases, is exacerbated by a century-old system of governance...


Budget and Finance in the American Community College: New Directions for Community Colleges, Number 168

by Bers, Ronald B. Head & James C. Palmer

Take an in depth look at the current key issues and practices in budgets and finance for community colleges. In this volume, topics include:

  • the contemporary challenge of meeting growing demands for increased...


College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be

by Andrew Delbanco

As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college...


Methodological Advances and Issues in Studying College Impact: New Directions for Institutional Research, Number 161

by Nicholas A. Bowman & Serge Herzog

Which curricular and cocurricular practices promote student learning and persistence? While most research and assessment on college student outcomes offers limited insight into causal effects, this volume provides...


Russia and Western Civilization: Cutural and Historical Encounters: Cutural and Historical Encounters

by Russell Bova

This volume introduces readers to an age-old question that has perplexed both Russians and Westerners. Is Russia the eastern flank of Europe? Or is it really the heartland of another civilization? In exploring...


Academic Bildung in Net-based Higher Education: Moving beyond learning

by Trine Fossland, Helle Mathiasen & Mariann Solberg

The explosive emergence of net-based learning in higher education brings with it new possibilities and constraints in teaching and learning environments.This edited collection considers how the concept of Academic...


The University: An Owner's Manual

by Henry Rosovsky

"Superb. . . . Rosovsky has written an important book—probing, wise, shrewd, fair. . . . Deserves to be widely read." —James O. Freeman, Washington Post A view of America's colleges and universities and...


The Transformation of Southeast Asia

by Marc Frey, Ronald W. Pruessen & Tai Yong Tan

This book provides the basis for a reconceptualization of key features in Southeast Asia's history. Scholars from Europe, America, and Asia examine evolutionary patterns of Europe's and Japan's Southeast Asian...


Open Education: A Study in Disruption

by Pauline van Mourik Broekman, Gary Hall & Ted Byfield

Open Education explores the disruption of the traditional university as a result of the increasingly widespread provision of free online open education.