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  • Attracting and Retaining Women in STEMby Joy Gaston Gayles

    Wiley 2011; US$ 29.00

    Editor's Notes 1 Joy Gaston Gayles 1. Major Selection and Persistence for Women in STEM 5 Casey A. Shapiro, Linda J. Sax This chapter discusses key factors related to gender differences in selection and persistence in STEM fields of study. The chapter concludes with recommendations for institutional research and future studies on women's... more...

  • Gravy Trainingby Stuart Crainer; Des Dearlove

    John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 1998; US$ 9.25

    This is a study of the way in which business schools have emerged from the backwater of academia that they inhabited 20 years ago, into the glamorous global industry position they occupy today. The book is based on interviews with those who run, use, work for and despise business schools. more...

  • Closed Minds?by Bruce L.R. Smith; Jeremy D. Mayer; A. Lee Fritschler

    Brookings Institution Press 2008; US$ 32.95

    Contrary to popular belief, the problem with U.S. higher education is not too much politics but too little. Far from being bastions of liberal bias, American universities have largely withdrawn from the world of politics. So conclude Bruce L. R. Smith, Jeremy Mayer, and Lee Fritschler in this illuminating book.osed Minds? d draws on data from interviews,... more...

  • The New Invisible Collegeby Caroline S. Wagner

    Brookings Institution Press 2007; US$ 26.95

    The twentieth century was the era of “big science.” Driven by strategic rivalries and fierce economic competition, wealthy governments invested heavily in national science establishments. Direct funding for institutions like the National Science Foundation and high-visibility projects, such as the race to the moon, fueled innovation, growth,... more...

  • Educating for Democracyby Anne Colby; Elizabeth Beaumont; Thomas Ehrlich; Josh Corngold

    Wiley 2010; US$ 45.00

    Educating for Democracy reports the results of the Political Engagement Project, a study of educational practices at the college level that prepare students for responsible democratic participation. In this book, coauthors Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, and Josh Corngold show that education for political development can increase... more...

  • Leading the Learner-Centered Campusby Michael Harris; Roxanne Cullen; Maryellen Weimer

    Wiley 2010; US$ 45.00

    The Learner-Centered paradigm on campuses has grown into an institution-wide effort led by administrators at all levels, working to make their campuses into learner-centered environments. Stepping into that movement, this book shows campus leaders how to translate theory into practice. Outlining how the roles of academic leaders must change in a learner-centered... more...

  • A Chance for European Universitiesby Jo Ritzen

    Amsterdam University Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    A virtually constant supply of graduates in the developed West and a potentially fast increase in the number of graduates in developing countries pose both new threats and new opportunities for European universities. more...

  • Study Abroad: The Experience of American Undergraduatesby Jerry Carlson; Barbara Burn; David Yachimowicz

    ABC-CLIO 1990; US$ 132.00

    While it is assumed that American undergraduates who study abroad derive unique benefits from the experience, until now its actual impact has not been assessed. This book, which presents the findings of a long-term evaluation project, provides the kind of systematic and comprehensive data needed to document and give future guidance to programs of... more...

  • Essential Study Skillsby Tom Burns; Sandra Sinfield

    Sage Publications Ltd. 2008; US$ 36.00

    Watch Tom Burns introduce his book Essential Study Skills - Second Edition. Watch Sandra Sinfield discuss one of her favourite chapters - how to make the best notes. Praise for the first edition: The effect on our students was like star dust!". Anne Schofield, Ruskin College, Oxford. Student feedback from Study Skills sessions at London Metropolitan... more...

  • Oxford, the Collegiate Universityby Ted Tapper; David Palfreyman

    Springer 2010; US$ 179.00

    Oxford is one of the world's great universities but this has not meant that it is exempt from pressures for change. On various fronts it has been required to meet the challenges that universities almost worldwide have to face. Given the retrenchment of public funding, especially to support undergraduate teaching, it has been required to augment... more...