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Shulman, James L. – Princeton University Press, 2023
US colleges and universities have long been the envy of the world. Institutional autonomy has fostered creativity among faculty, students, and staff. But this autonomy means that colleges tend to create their own solutions for every need. As a result, higher education suffers from costly redundancies that drive tuitions ever upward, putting higher…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Finance, Money Management, Financial Support
Baum, Sandy; McPherson, Michael – Princeton University Press, 2023
"Campus Economics" provides college and university administrators, trustees, and faculty with an essential understanding of how college finances actually work. Sandy Baum and Michael McPherson explain the concepts needed to analyze the pros, the cons, and the trade-offs of difficult decisions, and offer a common language for discussing…
Descriptors: Economics, Educational Finance, Decision Making, Barriers
Delbanco, Andrew – Princeton University Press, 2023
As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college experience--an exploratory time for students to discover their passions and test ideas and values with the help of teachers and peers--is in…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Commercialization, Neoliberalism, Employment Qualifications
Phelan, Jay; Burnham, Terry – Princeton University Press, 2022
"The Secret Syllabus" equips students with the tools they need to succeed, revealing the unwritten rules and cultural norms and expectations not included in the official curriculum. Left to figure out on their own how the academic world works, students frequently stumble, underperform, and miss opportunities. Without mastery of the…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Educational Experience, College Students, Resilience (Psychology)
Gasman, Marybeth – Princeton University Press, 2022
While colleges and universities have been lauded for increasing student diversity, these same institutions have failed to achieve any comparable diversity among their faculty. In 2017, of the nation's full-time, tenure-track and tenured faculty, only 3 percent each were Black men, Black women, Hispanic men, and Hispanic women. Only 6 percent were…
Descriptors: Colleges, College Faculty, Personnel Selection, Racism
Chiang, Yi-Lin – Princeton University Press, 2022
"Study Gods" offers a rare look at the ways privileged youth in China prepare themselves to join the ranks of the global elite. Yi-Lin Chiang shows how these competitive Chinese high schoolers first become "study gods" ("xueshen"), a term describing academically high-performing students. Constant studying, however, is…
Descriptors: Competition, Global Approach, Advantaged, High Achievement
Kalisman, Hilary Falb – Princeton University Press, 2022
Today, it is hard to imagine a time and place when public school teachers were considered among the elite strata of society. But in the lands controlled by the Ottomans, and then by the British in the early and mid-twentieth century, teachers were key players in government and leading formulators of ideologies. Drawing on archival research and…
Descriptors: Public School Teachers, Political Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Social Status
Baum, Sandy; McPherson, Michael – Princeton University Press, 2022
We often think that a college degree will open doors to opportunity regardless of one's background or upbringing. In this eye-opening book, two of today's leading economists argue that higher education alone cannot overcome the lasting effects of inequality that continue to plague us, and offer sensible solutions for building a more just and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Bias, Outcomes of Education, Academic Degrees
Orfield, Gary – Princeton University Press, 2022
In our unequal society, families of color fully share the dream of college but their children often attend schools that do not prepare them, and the higher education system gives the best opportunities to the most privileged. Students of color hope for college but often face a dead end. For many young people, racial inequality puts them at a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Race, Educational Policy, College Preparation
Coven, Martha B. – Princeton University Press, 2022
Writing is an essential skill in today's workplace. From messaging platforms and social media to traditional forms of communication like memos and reports, we rely on words more than ever. Given how much reading we do on mobile devices, being able to write succinctly is critical to success. "Writing on the Job" is an incisive guide to…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Best Practices, Writing Skills, Job Skills
Robert, Henry Martyn; Loss, Christopher P. – Princeton University Press, 2021
If you have ever attended a town meeting or business lunch, or participated in a church group or department meeting, or served on a faculty senate or maybe just watched C-SPAN, then you have likely encountered "Robert's Rules of Order." This critical edition of Henry M. Robert's essential guide to parliamentary procedure features the…
Descriptors: Meetings, Parliamentary Procedures, Higher Education, Democracy
Zaloom, Caitlin – Princeton University Press, 2021
The struggle to pay for college is a defining feature of middle-class life in America. Caitlin Zaloom takes readers into homes of families throughout the nation to reveal the hidden consequences of student debt and the ways that financing college has transformed our most sacred relationships. She describes the profound moral conflicts for parents…
Descriptors: Debt (Financial), Paying for College, Middle Class, Family Relationship
Marks, Jonathan – Princeton University Press, 2021
Not so long ago, conservative intellectuals such as William F. Buckley Jr. believed universities were worth fighting for. Today, conservatives seem more inclined to burn them down. In "Let's Be Reasonable," conservative political theorist and professor Jonathan Marks finds in liberal education an antidote to this despair, arguing that…
Descriptors: General Education, Political Attitudes, Higher Education, Educational Philosophy
Bain, Ken – Princeton University Press, 2021
Decades of research have produced profound insights into how student learning and motivation can be unleashed--and it's not through technology or even the best of lectures. In "Super Courses," education expert and bestselling author Ken Bain tells the fascinating story of enterprising college, graduate school, and high school teachers…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Undergraduate Study, Graduate Study, College Faculty
Gable, Rachel – Princeton University Press, 2021
College has long been viewed as an opportunity for advancement and mobility for talented students regardless of background. Yet for first generation students, elite universities can often seem like bastions of privilege, with unspoken academic norms and social rules. "The Hidden Curriculum" draws on more than one hundred in-depth…
Descriptors: Hidden Curriculum, First Generation College Students, Institutional Characteristics, Universities
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