Selected New Books on Higher Education

May 19, 2014

Academic Freedom in Conflict: The Struggle Over Free Speech Rights in the University, edited by James L. Turk (James Lorimer & Company; 368 pages; US$24.95). Pays particular attention to Canadian higher education in essays on such topics as how issues of academic freedom figure in relation to religious belief on faith-based campuses, university-industry collaborations, professional standards, and freedom from discrimination.

Christian Higher Education: A Global Reconnaissance, edited by Joel Carpenter, Perry L. Glanzer, and Nicholas S. Lantinga (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing; 336 pages; $36). Essays on Christian higher education in Brazil, Canada, China, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, the United States, and Western and post-communist Europe.

Getting a Ph.D. in Economics, by Stuart J. Hillmon (University of Pennsylvania Press; 146 pages; $24.95). Covers everything from the Ph.D. program admissions process in the field to the postgraduate job market.

Men of Color in Higher Education: New Foundations for Developing Models for Success, edited by Ronald A. Williams (Stylus Publishing; 159 pages; $85 hardcover, $32.50 paperback). Essays on academic achievement in relation to students of African-American, Latino, American Indian, and Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.

Proposed Revisions to the Common Rule for the Protection of Human Subjects in the Behavioral and Social Sciences (National Academies Press; 167 pages; $49.95). Reports on a National Research Council workshop on proposed revisions in federal regulations and ways of carrying out those changes.

The Student Loan Mess: How Good Intentions Created a Trillion-Dollar Problem, by Joel Best and Eric Best (University of California Press; 233 pages; $26.95). Analyzes the student-loan crisis as a series of four "messes," each successively worse, since the start of the federal student-loan program, in 1958.