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  • Ever the Teacherby William G. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 82.50

    In one of his commencement talks as President of Princeton University, William G. Bowen called upon the assembled graduates to find ways, in their lives, to blend "the powers of the mind and the promptings of the heart." This collection of his presidential writings--drawn from annual reports, opening exercises addresses, commencement remarks, and... more...

  • Lessons Learnedby William G. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 18.95

    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. In this landmark book, William Bowen, former president of Princeton University and of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and coauthor of... more...

  • Higher Education in the Digital Ageby William G. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 26.95

    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 help solve the crisis of affordability? In this short and incisive book, William G. Bowen, one of the foremost experts on the intersection... more...

  • Unlocking the Gatesby Taylor Walsh; William G. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Over the past decade, a small revolution has taken place at some of the world's leading universities, as they have started to provide free access to undergraduate course materials--including syllabi, assignments, and lectures--to anyone with an Internet connection. Yale offers high-quality audio and video recordings of a careful selection of popular... more...

  • The Game of Lifeby James L. Shulman; William G. Bowen

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.95

    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 110,000 fans at each home football game. Schools across the country struggle with the tradeoffs involved with recruiting athletes and updating... more...

  • In Pursuit of the PhDby William G. Bowen; Neil L. Rudenstine

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 60.95

    What percentage of graduate students entering PhD programs in the arts and sciences at leading universities actually complete their studies? How do completion rates vary by field of study, scale of graduate program, and type of financial support provided to students? Has the increasing reliance on Teaching Assistantships affected completion rates... more...

  • Prospects for Faculty in the Arts and Sciencesby William G. Bowen; Julie Ann Sosa

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.50

    This thought-provoking study of academic job markets over the next quarter century uses rigorous analysis to project substantial excess demand for faculty starting in the 1997-2002 period. Particularly severe imbalances are projected in the humanities and social sciences. Contrary to popular impressions, however, these projected shortages are not... more...

  • Crossing the Finish Lineby William G. Bowen; Matthew M. Chingos; Michael S. McPherson

    Princeton University Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    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 today are graduating. Why is this happening, and what can be done? Crossing the Finish Line provides the most detailed exploration ever of college... more...

  • What's Happened to the Humanities?by Alvin B. Kernan; William G. Bowen; Harold T. Shapiro

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.95

    This volume of specially commissioned original essays presents the thoughts of some of the most distinguished commentators within the American academy on the fundamental changes that have taken place in the humanities in the latter part of the twentieth century. In the transformation of American higher education from the university to the "demoversity,"... more...

  • Reclaiming the Gameby William G. Bowen; Sarah A. Levin; James L. Shulman; Colin G. Campbell; Susanne C. Pichler; Martin A. Kurzweil

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 42.00

    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, the factual findings are striking--and sobering. Anyone seriously concerned about higher education will find it hard to wish away the... more...

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