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  • Privilege and Diversity in the Academyby Frances A. Maher; Mary Kay Thompson Tetreault

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 56.95

    Over the past several decades, higher education has been transformed by the entry of faculty of color and women into the university system. Through detailed institutional ethnographies of three very different universities, Privilege and Diversity in the Academy explores how this diversification has dismantled and reconfigured relationships of privilege... more...

  • Higher Education in Liquid Modernityby Marvin Oxenham

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 135.00

    Based in sociologist Zygmunt Bauman?s theory of liquid modernity, this volume describes and critiques key aspects and practices of liquid education--education as market-driven consumption, short life span of useful knowledge, overabundance of information--through a systematic comparison with ancient Greek paideia and medieval university education,... more...

  • God on the Quadby Naomi Schaefer Riley

    St. Martin's Press 2013; US$ 8.99

    Religious colleges and universities in America are growing at a breakneck pace. In this startling new book, journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley explores these schools-interviewing administrators, professors, and students-to produce the first popular, accessible, and comprehensive investigation of this phenomenon. Call them the Missionary Generation.... more...

  • In Defense of Disciplinesby Jerry A. Jacobs

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 90.00

    Calls for closer connections among disciplines can be heard throughout the world of scholarly research, from major universities to the National Institutes of Health. In Defense of Disciplines presents a fresh and daring analysis of the argument surrounding interdisciplinarity. Challenging the belief that blurring the boundaries between traditional... more...

  • What’s Wrong With Universityby Jeff Rybak

    ECW Press 2007; US$ 10.95

    The university system has its problems. Students invest a lot of time and money in education but all too often don?t get what they came for.In What?s Wrong With University, Jeff Rybak addresses the most pressing concerns for undergraduate students, and helps them cope with the university system.He illustrates the university as having five distinct... more...

  • Die Macht der Fachkulturby Dominik Weigand

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 18.14

    Im Jahr 2012 fehlten in Deutschland knapp 210.000 Fachkräfte, insbesondere aus den Bereichen Mathematik, Informatik, Naturwissenschaften und Technik. Trotz steigender Studienzahlen gibt es hier jährlich besonders viele Studienabbrecher, während die Zahl der Studierenden in den Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften wächst. Dominik Weigand nähert sich diesem... more...

  • Bologna in der Praxisby Bologna-Zentrum der Hochschulrektorenkonferenz (HRK)

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2008; US$ 31.01

    Die Bologna-Reform verändert die deutschen Hochschulen nachhaltig. Insbesondere in Studium und Lehre besteht nach dem weitgehenden Abschluss der strukturellen Umstellung der Studiengänge Nachsteuerungsbedarf. Dieser Sammelband stellt 20 gelungene Umsetzungsbeispiele im Rahmen des Bologna-Prozesses vor. Experten aus Hochschulen, Medien und der HRK präsentieren... more...

  • Generation Bolognaby Gregor Bechtold; Pia Sue Helferich

    W. Bertelsmann Verlag 2008; US$ 25.83

    Im Rahmen des Bologna-Prozesses entsteht auch ein besonderer Beratungsbedarf an der Schnittstelle von der Schule zur Hochschule. Während Lehrer bei der Beratung von Schülern zu Zeiten der Diplomstudiengänge noch auf eigene Erfahrungen zurückgreifen konnten, müssen sie sich nun in eine völlig neue Studienstruktur einarbeiten. Das Buch enthält die Darstellung... more...

  • Community Engagement 2.0?by Scott L. Crabill; Dan Butin

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 45.00

    As higher education is disrupted by technology and takes place less and less on campus, what does meaningful community engagement look like? How can it continue to enrich learning? In Community Engagement 2.0? , Crabill and Butin convene a dialogue: five writers set out theoretical and practical considerations, five more discuss the issues raised. more...

  • Affirmative Action Mattersby Laura Dudley Jenkins; Michele S. Moses

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    Affirmative Action Matters focuses specifically on affirmative action policies in higher education admissions, the sphere that has been the most controversial in many of the nations that have such policies. It brings together distinguished scholars from diverse nations to examine and discuss the historical, political and philosophical contexts of... more...