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A New Deal for the Humanities

Liberal Arts and the Future of Public Higher Education

by Gordon Hutner, Feisal G. Mohamed, Roger L. Geiger & others

<p>Many in higher education fear that the humanities are facing a crisis. But even if the rhetoric about “crisis” is overblown, humanities departments do face increasing pressure from administrators, politicians, parents, and students. In <em>A ...

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A New Deal for the Humanities: Liberal Arts and the Future of Public Higher Education

by Hutner, Gordon

<DIV><I>A New Deal for the Humanities </I>brings together twelve prominent scholars who shed light on the many concerns swirling around the humanities today&mdash;exploring the history of the liberal arts in America, their present state, and ...

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A New Education for New Minds

A Conversation About Mind-Centered Learning

by Marquis R. Nave

<p>The education system provides a great way to peer into the potential of the human mind, but its come up short in unleashing it.</p> <p>Marquis R. Nave, who has taught English at the college level for 10 years, has discovered that students ...

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A New Moral Vision

Gender, Religion, and the Changing Purposes of American Higher Education, 1837-1917

by Andrea L. Turpin

<p>In <em>A New Moral Vision</em>, Andrea L. Turpin explores how the entrance of women into U.S. colleges and universities shaped changing ideas about the moral and religious purposes of higher education in unexpected ways, and in turn ...

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A New U

Faster + Cheaper Alternatives to College

by Ryan Craig

<p><strong>Every year, the cost of a four-year degree goes up, and the value goes down. But for many students, there’s a better answer.</strong> </p> <p>So many things are getting faster and cheaper. Movies stream into your living room, without

ISBN: 9781946885579

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A Perfect Mess

The Unlikely Ascendancy of American Higher Education

by David F. Labaree

<p>Read the news about America’s colleges and universities—rising student debt, affirmative action debates, and conflicts between faculty and administrators—and it’s clear that higher education in this country is a total mess. But as David F. ...

ISBN: 9780226250588

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A Pocket Guide to Mentoring Higher Education Faculty

Making the Time, Finding the Resources

by Tammy Stone

<p>This book is written for senior faculty and administrators at resource-strapped institutions who are not trained in Higher Education Administration who are concerned with mentoring. It is written in accessible, nontechnical language but ...

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A Practical Education

Why Liberal Arts Majors Make Great Employees

by Randall Stross

<p>The liberal arts major is often lampooned: lacking in &quot;skills,&quot; unqualified for a professional career, underemployed. But studying for the joy of learning turns out to be surprisingly practical. Unlike career-focused education, ...

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A Professor at the End of Time

The Work and Future of the Professoriate

by John Best

<p>*A *<em>Professor at the End of Time</em> tells one professor’s story in the context of the rapid reconfiguration of higher education going on now, and analyzes what the job included before the supernova of technological innovation, the ...

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A Professor at the End of Time: The Work and Future of the Professoriate

by Best, John

<DIV>A <I>Professor at the End of Time</I> tells one professor&rsquo;s story in the context of the rapid reconfiguration of higher education going on now, and analyzes what the job included before the supernova of technological innovation, the ...

ISBN: 9780813585956

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A Setting For Excellence

The Story of the Planning and Development of the Ann Arbor Campus of the University of Michigan

by Frederick W Mayer

<p>While there are times when the mix of old and new buildings and the chaotic activities of thousands of students can give a haphazard appearance to the university, campus planning has in fact become a highly refined form of architecture. This ...

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A Setting For Excellence, Part II

The Story of the Planning and Development of the Ann Arbor Campus of the University of Michigan

by Frederick W Mayer

<p>Campus planning is often a crucial underlying set of goals for university administrations, even if, over time, the mix of new and old buildings, changes in usage patterns and activities of students, and evolution of styles present challenges ...

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A Theory of Moral Education

by Michael Hand

<p>Children must be taught morality. They must be taught to recognise the authority of moral standards and to understand what makes them authoritative. But there’s a problem: the content and justification of morality are matters of reasonable ...

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A Time to Stir

Columbia '68

by Paul Cronin

<p>For seven days in April 1968, students occupied five buildings on the campus of Columbia University to protest a planned gymnasium in a nearby Harlem park, links between the university and the Vietnam War, and what they saw as the ...

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A Toolkit for College Professors

by Robert E. Cipriano & Jeffrey L. Buller Ph.D

<p><em>A Toolkit for College Professors</em> is designed to give new and established faculty members the skills they need in order to do their jobs more effectively. Combining case studies, scenarios, practical advice, and problem-solving ...

ISBN: 9781475820867

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A Turning Point in Teacher Education

A Time for Resistance, Reflection, and Change

by James D. Kirylo & Jerry Aldridge

<p>Since teacher education looked to become a formal field of study in the 1800s, it has historically contended with competing forces in the effort to solidify its professional identity. Currently, that contention is juxtaposed with those ...

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Academic Advising Approaches

Strategies That Teach Students to Make the Most of College

by Jayne K. Drake, Peggy Jordan & Marsha A. Miller

<p>Strong academic advising has been found to be a key contributor to student persistence (Center for Public Education, 2012), and many are expected to play an advising role, including academic, career, and faculty advisors; counselors; tutors; ...

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Academic Freedom in the Age of the College

by Richard Hofstadter

<p>When this classic volume first appeared, academic freedom was a crucially important issue. It is equally so today. Hofstadter approaches the topic historically, showing how events from various historical epochs expose the degree of freedom in

ISBN: 9781351288903

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Academic Leadership and Governance of Higher Education

A Guide for Trustees, Leaders, and Aspiring Leaders of Two- and Four-Year Institutions

by Robert M. Hendrickson, Jason E. Lane, James T. Harris & others

<p>BESTSELLER</p> <p>"The book is content rich for those looking for detailed background information on a wide range of topics. The list is far too long to repeat here, but suffice it to say that this is a comprehensive work that addresses ...

ISBN: 9781579228811

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Academic Leadership Day by Day

Small Steps That Lead to Great Success

by Jeffrey L. Buller

<p>It can seem at times as though all of academic administration today is focused only on the need for continual change and the endless pursuit of &quot;the big idea.&quot; But most academic leaders, from department chairs and program directors ...

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