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Higher Education in the Digital Age

by William G. Bowen & Kevin M. Guthrie

Two of the most visible and important trends in higher education today are its exploding costs and the rapid expansion of online learning. Could the growth in online courses slow the rising cost of college and...

Crossing the Finish Line: Completing College at America's Public Universities

by William G. Bowen, Matthew M. Chingos & Michael S. McPherson

The United States has long been a model for accessible, affordable education, as exemplified by the country's public universities. And yet less than 60 percent of the students entering American universities...

Lessons Learned: Reflections of a University President

by William G. Bowen

Lessons Learned gives unprecedented access to the university president's office, providing a unique set of reflections on the challenges involved in leading both research universities and liberal arts colleges....

The Board Book: An Insider's Guide for Directors and Trustees

by William G. Bowen

"By far the best book on corporate and institutional governance." —Nicholas Katzenbach, former attorney general of the United States In his new foreword to The Board Book, former Mellon Foundation and Princeton...

The Game of Life: College Sports and Educational Values

by James L. Shulman & William G. Bowen

The President of Williams College faces a firestorm for not allowing the women's lacrosse team to postpone exams to attend the playoffs. The University of Michigan loses $2.8 million on athletics despite averaging...

Lesson Plan: An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education

by William G. Bowen & Michael S. McPherson

American higher education faces some serious problems—but they are not the ones most people think. In this brief and accessible book, two leading experts show that many so-called crises—from the idea that...

Reclaiming the Game: College Sports and Educational Values

by Sarah A. Levin, William G. Bowen & James L. Shulman

In Reclaiming the Game, William Bowen and Sarah Levin disentangle the admissions and academic experiences of recruited athletes, walk-on athletes, and other students. In a field overwhelmed by reliance on anecdotes,...

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...