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  • Declining by Degreesby Richard H. Hersh; John Merrow; Tom Wolfe

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    Foreword--Tom Wolfe * Introduction--Richard H. Hersh & John Merrow * Extra, Extra, Don't Read All about It--Gene I. Maeroff * Degrees of Indifference? Where the Public Stands on Higher Education--Deborah Wadsworth * College Admissions: A Substitute for Quality?--James Fallows * Caveat Lector: Unexamined Assumptions about Quality in Higher Education--Jay... more...

  • Affirmative Action and Racial Equityby Uma M. Jayakumar; Liliana M. Garces

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    The highly anticipated U.S. Supreme Court decision in Fisher v. University of Texas placed a greater onus on higher education institutions to provide evidence supporting the need for affirmative action policies on their respective campuses. It is now more critical than ever that institutional leaders and scholars understand the evidence in support... more...

  • Decision Making for Student Successby Benjamin L. Castleman; Saul Schwartz; Sandy Baum

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Each year, many students with affordable college options and the academic skills needed to succeed do not enroll at all, enroll at institutions where they are not well-positioned for success, or drop out of college before earning a credential. Efforts to address these challenges have included changes in financial aid policy, increased availability... more...

  • Democratizing Higher Educationby Patrick Blessinger; John P. Anchan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 47.95

    Higher education systems around the world are undergoing fundamental change and reform due to external pressures?including internationalization of higher education, increased international competition for students, less reliance on public funding, and calls to create greater access opportunities for citizens. How are higher education systems evolving... more...

  • The Recombinant Universityby Doogab Yi

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    The advent of recombinant DNA technology in the 1970s was a key moment in the history of both biotechnology and the commercialization of academic research. Doogab Yi?s The Recombinant University draws us deeply into the academic community in the San Francisco Bay Area, where the technology was developed and adopted as the first major commercial... more...

  • Learning Under Neoliberalismby Susan B. Hyatt; Boone Shear; Susan Wright

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    As part of the neoliberal trends toward public-private partnerships, universities all over the world have forged more intimate relationships with corporate interests and more closely resemble for-profit corporations in both structure and practice.  These transformations, accompanied by new forms of governance, produce new subject-positions among... more...

  • College Disruptedby Ryan Craig

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Ryan Craig is the Founding Managing Director of University Ventures, a private equity fund focused on establishing next-generation postsecondary education companies through partnerships with traditional colleges and universities. He was the Founding Director of Bridgepoint Education, has served as advisor to the Department of Education and as Vice... more...

  • Community College Financeby Christopher M. Mullin; David S. Baime; David S. Honeyman

    Wiley 2015; US$ 45.00

    Smart financial management means more students served Community College Finance provides an introduction to best practices for community college leaders and their boards, with guidance on the complex regulations, processes, and considerations surrounding the financial management of these unique institutions. As community colleges continue to increase... more...

  • Our Daily Bread: Socialist Distribution and the Art of Survival in Stalin's Russia, 1927-1941by Kate Transchel; Elena Osokina

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    Drawing on newly available archival materials including official documents, reports, and personal accounts, this remarkable study presents a detailed picture of the living standards of various social groups in prewar Soviet Russia, and the role of state-controlled distribution of food and goods as a tool of the Stalinist dictatorship. The study offers... more...

  • The End of Collegeby Kevin Carey

    Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95

    From a renowned education writer comes a paradigm-shifting examination of the rapidly changing world of college that every parent, student, educator, and investor needs to understand. Over the span of just nine months in 2011 and 2012, the world?s most famous universities and high-powered technology entrepreneurs began a race to revolutionize higher... more...