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  • The Humanities "Crisis" and the Future of Literary Studiesby Paul Jay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Demonstrating that the supposed drawbacks of the humanities are in fact their source of practical value, Jay explores current debates about the role of the humanities in higher education, puts them in historical context, and offers humanists and their supporters concrete ways to explain the practical value of a contemporary humanities education. more...

  • Excellent Sheepby William Deresiewicz

    Free Press 2014; Not Available

    A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be?but aren?t?providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation?s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think... more...

  • Excellent Sheepby William Deresiewicz

    Free Press 2014; Not Available

    A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be?but aren?t?providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation?s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think... more...

  • Excellent Sheepby William Deresiewicz

    Free Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be?but aren?t?providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation?s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think... 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...

  • Assessment Methods for Student Affairsby John H. Schuh and Associates; M. Lee Upcraft

    Wiley 2011; US$ 42.00

    Editor John Schuh and his fellow contributors, all experts in the field, detail the methodological aspects of conducting assessment projects specifically for the student affairs practitioner who is ready to conduct assessment projects, but is not quite sure how to manage their technical aspects. Using a variety of case studies and concrete examples... 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...