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  • Richard Hoggartby Fred Inglis

    Wiley 2013; US$ 35.00

    Richard Hoggart has been, perhaps, the best-known, and certainly the most affectionately acknowledged, British intellectual of the past sixty years. His great classic, The Uses of Literacy , provided for thousands of unsung working-class readers a wholly recognisable and tender account of their own coming-to-maturity and of the preciousness and the... more...

  • Save the World on Your Own Timeby Stanley Fish

    Oxford University Press, USA 2008; US$ 10.99

    What should be the role of our institutions of higher education? To promote good moral character? To bring an end to racism, sexism, economic oppression, and other social ills? To foster diversity and democracy and produce responsible citizens? In Save the World On Your Own Time, Stanley Fish argues that, however laudable these goals might be, there... more...

  • Sub-prime scholarshipby Mark Vicars; Jon Austin; Pat Sikes

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2015; US$ 199.00

    Academic labour is increasingly undertaken by a diverse and hierarchical workforce where not all perspectives are heard. Professors comprise only 20% of tenured academics - of which only 20% are women and most of the able bodies working in universities are white and straight. An estimated 50 to 60% of academic work (teaching and research) is undertaken... more...

  • Teaching: Notes From the Front Lineby Debra Kidd

    Crown House Publishing 2014; US$ 18.94

    Our current education system is overloaded with amendments, additions and adjustments which have been designed to keep an outdated model in the air. But it is crashing. And as it comes down, we see the battle of blame begin. It is time to take our vocation back, to learn to trust ourselves and each other and, crucially, to take control of the direction... more...

  • Under New Managementby Randy Martin

    Temple University Press 2011; US$ 31.95

    Faculty members who care about the institutions of higher education where they work are often at odds with university management. In his forceful book, Under New Management , Randy Martin takes a novel, evenhanded approach to this gulf between professors, who feel a loss of autonomy, and administrators. Martin imagines a political future for academic... more...

  • Understanding and Addressing Commuter Student Needsby J. Patrick Biddix

    Wiley 2015; US$ 29.00

    Despite representing a majority of the college student population, a surprising lack of research has focused on the unique issues and needs of commuter students. This volume reviews the contemporary research and thinking about commuters. Topics include: ? theoretical perspectives and discussions of foremost topics and issues, ? specific examples... more...

  • Academic Career Handbookby Lorraine Baxter; Christina Hughes; Malcolm Tight

    McGraw-Hill Education 1998; US$ 49.00

    Designed for those working, or hoping to work, within the higher education system, this handbook offers guidance on the craft of performing five key tasks - networking, teaching, researching, writing and managing. It discusses issues such as getting published, networking, obtaining research funding, principles of teaching and assessment, and more. more...

  • Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Educationby Maria Yudkevich; Philip G. Altbach; Laura E. Rumbley

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Academic inbreeding - appointing one's own graduates for academic positions - is a controversial but surprisingly common practice internationally. This book is the first comparative analysis of the phenomenon - the causes, implications, and future of inbreeding. more...

  • Academic Mobilityby Nina Maadad; Malcolm Tight

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 114.95

    Academic mobility promotes the development of joint research activities, broadens the horizons of researchers, lecturers and professors, and promotes knowledge flows between institutions. This book offers a contemporary perspective on the mobility of academics across the globe with contributions by authors based in Australia, Germany, Ireland, Israel,... more...

  • Academic Motherhoodby Kelly Ward; Lisa Wolf-Wendel

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 24.95

    Academic Motherhood tells the story of one hundred women who are both professors and mothers and how they navigated their professional lives at different career stages. It is based on a longitudinal study that asks how women faculty on the tenure track manage work and family in their early careers when their children are under the age of five, ... more...