The Shape of the River

Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions Twentieth Anniversary Edition

Author: Bowen William G.,Derek Bok

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691184224

Category: Education

Page: 523

View: 5621

First published in 1998, William Bowen and Derek Bok’s The Shape of the River became an immediate landmark in the debate over affirmative action in America. It grounded a contentious subject in concrete data at a time when arguments surrounding it were characterized more by emotion than evidence—and it made a forceful case that race-conscious admissions were successfully helping to promote equal opportunity. Today, the issue of affirmative action remains unsettled. Much has changed, but The Shape of the River continues to present the most compelling data available about the effects of affirmative action. Now with a new foreword by Nicholas Lemann and an afterword by Derek Bok, The Shape of the River is an essential text for anyone seeking to understand race-conscious admissions in higher education.

The Shape of the River

Long-term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions

Author: William G. Bowen,Derek Curtis Bok,James Lawrence Shulman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691050195

Category: Education

Page: 472

View: 1513

A groundbreaking study of the nature, effectiveness, and long-term consequences of race-sensitive admission policies in colleges and universities analyzes students' personal histories before and after college, offering findings greatly affecting the national debate on this issue. Tour. UP.

The Game of Life

College Sports and Educational Values

Author: James L. Shulman,William G. Bowen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691096198

Category: Education

Page: 496

View: 4672

The President of Williams College faces a firestorm for not allowing the women's lacrosse team to postpone exams to attend the playoffs. The University of Michigan loses $2.8 million on athletics despite averaging 110,000 fans at each home football game. Schools across the country struggle with the tradeoffs involved with recruiting athletes and updating facilities for dozens of varsity sports. Does increasing intensification of college sports support or detract from higher education's core mission? James Shulman and William Bowen introduce facts into a terrain overrun by emotions and enduring myths. Using the same database that informed The Shape of the River, the authors analyze data on 90,000 students who attended thirty selective colleges and universities in the 1950s, 1970s, and 1990s. Drawing also on historical research and new information on giving and spending, the authors demonstrate how athletics influence the class composition and campus ethos of selective schools, as well as the messages that these institutions send to prospective students, their parents, and society at large. Shulman and Bowen show that athletic programs raise even more difficult questions of educational policy for small private colleges and highly selective universities than they do for big-time scholarship-granting schools. They discover that today's athletes, more so than their predecessors, enter college less academically well-prepared and with different goals and values than their classmates--differences that lead to different lives. They reveal that gender equity efforts have wrought large, sometimes unanticipated changes. And they show that the alumni appetite for winning teams is not--as schools often assume--insatiable. If a culprit emerges, it is the unquestioned spread of a changed athletic culture through the emulation of highly publicized teams by low-profile sports, of men's programs by women's, and of athletic powerhouses by small colleges. Shulman and Bowen celebrate the benefits of collegiate sports, while identifying the subtle ways in which athletic intensification can pull even prestigious institutions from their missions. By examining how athletes and other graduates view The Game of Life--and how colleges shape society's view of what its rules should be--Bowen and Shulman go far beyond sports. They tell us about higher education today: the ways in which colleges set policies, reinforce or neglect their core mission, and send signals about what matters.

Higher Education in the Digital Age

Author: William G. Bowen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400847206

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 441

Two of the most visible and important trends in higher education today are its exploding costs and the rapid expansion of online learning. Could the growth in online courses slow the rising cost of college and help solve the crisis of affordability? In this short and incisive book, William G. Bowen, one of the foremost experts on the intersection of education and economics, explains why, despite his earlier skepticism, he now believes technology has the potential to help rein in costs without negatively affecting student learning. As a former president of Princeton University, an economist, and author of many books on education, including the acclaimed bestseller The Shape of the River, Bowen speaks with unique expertise on the subject. Surveying the dizzying array of new technology-based teaching and learning initiatives, including the highly publicized emergence of "massive open online courses" (MOOCs), Bowen argues that such technologies could transform traditional higher education--allowing it at last to curb rising costs by increasing productivity, while preserving quality and protecting core values. But the challenges, which are organizational and philosophical as much as technological, are daunting. They include providing hard evidence of whether online education is cost-effective in various settings, rethinking the governance and decision-making structures of higher education, and developing customizable technological platforms. Yet, Bowen remains optimistic that the potential payoff is great. Based on the 2012 Tanner Lectures on Human Values, delivered at Stanford University, the book includes responses from Stanford president John Hennessy, Harvard University psychologist Howard Gardner, Columbia University literature professor Andrew Delbanco, and Coursera cofounder Daphne Koller.

Ever the Leader

Selected Writings, 1995-2016

Author: William G. Bowen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400888921

Category: Education

Page: 360

View: 6063

Ever the Leader gathers together selected speeches and writings from one of the great scholars and commentators of higher education. William G. Bowen’s career at Princeton University—from economics professor to provost to a sixteen-year tenure as president—was marked by extraordinary accomplishments during times of great change, both at the university and in the country. But it was in Bowen’s second act, as president of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and founding chairman of ITHAKA, that he took the lessons he learned as a highly productive leader of one of the nation’s most esteemed universities and applied them to a broader set of problems in higher education. This volume of work from Bowen’s later career captures this expansion of his thought and influence. Comprising remarks and articles on the subjects of university values, educational opportunity, college sports, technology, and colleagues and peers in higher education leadership, Ever the Leader is more than just a concise distillation of Bowen’s research and thinking on some of the most urgent issues of the day—it is a portrait of leadership in action. The selected papers, talks, and articles exemplify Bowen’s commitment and singular ability to communicate strong, persuasive arguments for change, and to motivate others to engage with the truly hard questions facing higher education leaders. Filled with formidable insights, Ever the Leader will be required reading for university presidents, policymakers, and all those who carry on the struggle for equity and excellence in higher education.

Our Underachieving Colleges

A Candid Look at How Much Students Learn and Why They Should Be Learning More

Author: Derek Bok

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691136189

Category: Education

Page: 429

View: 4215

The author sets forth what is known about how much students learn in college, gives recommendations for how to improve undergraduate education, and describes how universities can develop a continuing process of enlightened trial and error that will enable them to improve their performance in the future.

Higher Education in America

Author: Derek Curtis Bok

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691159140

Category: Education

Page: 479

View: 7732

"This is an exceedingly ambitious book. In fact, I know of nothing remotely comparable to it in scope or scale. One of its many refreshing aspects is its unfailing common sense. Bok presents the most balanced account of American higher education that I know of, stating clearly the many things that are right about it, but also highlighting problems and challenges. He has an unerring eye for the right 'big questions, ' and readers of all kinds will appreciate his focus on these questions."--William G. Bowen, president emeritus of Princeton University "Informative, provocative, and engaging, this is a very important book that should be of great interest not only to those working in higher education but to everyone else who is concerned about the future of America's colleges and universities. Its value lies in Bok's thorough analysis of some of the most urgent challenges facing higher education--and in his recommendations for actions to address them."--James J. Duderstadt, president emeritus of the University of Michigan "This book is like a very thorough checkup of a patient by an expert physician. Bok inspects nearly every major organ of the U.S. higher education system, provides a carefully balanced report on each, and concludes that the patient is in good overall health but showing signs of misuse and neglect in certain parts. The book includes exceptionally valuable observations about the system's strengths and weaknesses--and about remedies for some of its problems."--Steven G. Brint, vice provost of the University of California, Riverside "This is a major contribution to the literature on American higher education. It provides unusually comprehensive coverage and addresses controversies in an exemplary manner, fairly representing different positions and relying on empirical research to reach conclusions. I think this book will have a broad appeal throughout higher education. I can envision most administrators having a copy on their bookshelves, a ready reference and guide for their own pronouncements on the state of higher education."--Roger L. Geiger, Pennsylvania State University

Locus of Authority

The Evolution of Faculty Roles in the Governance of Higher Education

Author: William G. Bowen,Eugene M. Tobin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691166421

Category: Education

Page: 400

View: 8726

"Withering critiques of the academy appear daily, predicting the end of higher education as we know it. Bowen and Tobin step into this fray with insight, deep knowledge of the field, data, and a good eye for history. Their eminently sensible book convincingly argues that higher education institutions have evolved over time in response to pressures and challenges, and that they are capable of continuing this evolution."--Lawrence S. Bacow, president emeritus, Tufts University "This timely book thoughtfully explores the challenges of decision making at our universities today. Bowen and Tobin make lucid recommendations, some controversial, about the delineation of authority between the faculty and administration. Their book should be in the hands of every university trustee, president, administrator, and faculty leader and will stir healthy debate across the higher education landscape."--William Kirwan, chancellor, University System of Maryland "Everyone who follows news about higher education or participates in that arena professionally is aware that faculty-administration relations are a vexed issue right now. Yet there hasn t been a concise and deeply informed volume that addresses the history, contemporary issues, and prospects for constructive action until now. This lucid and persuasive book makes an important and highly distinctive contribution."--Michael S. McPherson, president, Spencer Foundation ""Locus of Authority" proposes that solutions to current issues in American higher education are impeded by an out-of-date system of governance. Addressing such problems as cost containment and effective uses of technology, the authors show that answers depend on not business as usual decision making that cuts across institutional boundaries. I am not aware of another book that approaches institutional change in this way."--Mary Patterson McPherson, president emeritus, Bryn Mawr College and executive officer emeritus, American Philosophical Society"

Lesson Plan

An Agenda for Change in American Higher Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780691172101


Page: N.A

View: 9192

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben

Author: Timothy Ferriss

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843704457

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 1971

Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA - Management by Absence - und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Der große Gatsby

Reclam Taschenbuch

Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald

Publisher: Reclam Verlag

ISBN: 3159613437

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3088

F. Scott Fitzgeralds Meisterwerk von 1925 ist eine der großen Liebesgeschichten der Weltliteratur. Jay Gatsby, durch dubiose Geschäfte zum Millionär geworden, gibt in seiner Villa auf Long Island glanzvolle Partys für die New Yorker Gesellschaft. Er selber aber träumt davon, die Vergangenheit wiederzubeleben und seine große Liebe zurückzugewinnen. Doch die Suche nach der verlorenen Zeit endet tragisch.

Analysis I

Author: Martin Barner

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110809133

Category: Mathematics

Page: 544

View: 6980

Ashland & Vine


Author: John Burnside

Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag

ISBN: 3641212642

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 6484

John Burnsides großer Roman über Amerikas verdrängte Traumata Mit dem Mord an ihrem Vater, Rechtsanwalt und Gegner der Rassentrennung, endet jäh die behütete Kindheit der jungen Jean und ihres Bruders Jeremy. In der Lebensgeschichte der beiden Geschwister spiegeln sich die politischen Entwicklungen, die in der 2. Hälfte des 20. Jahrhunderts Amerika tief gespalten haben: von der Kommunistenhatz der McCarthy-Ära über die erstarkende Bürgerrechtsbewegung zur Black Panther Party, Vietnam und dem Kalten Krieg. Als der Traum von einer gerechten Welt in immer weitere Ferne rückt, zieht sich Jean in die Einsamkeit zurück. Bis eines Tages eine junge, alkoholkranke Frau vor ihrer Tür steht und ihre Hilfe braucht. In seinem neuen Roman erzählt John Burnside die Geschichte einer Familie aus den amerikanischen Südstaaten: berührend und poetisch eindringlich.

Geschichte der Prophetie in Israel

von den Anfängen bis zum hellenistischen Zeitalter

Author: Joseph Blenkinsopp

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783170117747

Category: Bible

Page: 296

View: 5065

Die Mutter des Erfolgs

Wie ich meinen Kindern das Siegen beibrachte

Author: Amy Chua

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3312004772

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 7242

Amy Chua ist Juraprofessorin in Yale und zweifache Mutter. Ihre Kinder will sie zum Erfolg erziehen - mit allen Mitteln. Und gemäß den Regeln ihrer Wurzeln in China ist Erfolg nur mit härtester Arbeit zu erreichen. Sie beschließt, dass ihre Töchter als Musikerinnen Karriere machen sollen. Nun wird deren Kindheit zur Tortur. Wo eine Eins minus als schlechte Note gilt, muss Lernen anders vermittelt werden als in unserer westlichen Pädagogik. In ihrem Erlebnisbericht erzählt die Autorin fesselnd, witzig und mit kluger Offenheit von einem gnadenlosen Kampf, der ihr und ihren Töchtern alles abverlangte: ein packendes und hochkomisches Buch über Familie und Erziehung, über Leistungsdruck und über den Willen, unbedingt zu siegen.

Das Bild der Stadt

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602166

Category: Architecture

Page: 215

View: 8833

Wie orientieren wir uns in einer Stadt? Woher rühren unsere ganz fest umrissenen visuellen Vorstellungen? Um diese Fragen beantworten zu können, studierte Kevin Lynch die Erfahrungen von Menschen und zeigt damit, wie man das Bild der Stadt wieder lebendiger und einprägsamer machen könnte.

Die Internationalisierung der Hochschulen

neue Herausforderungen und Strategien

Author: Ulrich Teichler

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 9783593383460

Category: Education and globalization

Page: 365

View: 2747

Schöner als die Einsamkeit


Author: Yiyun Li

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446250042

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 5820

Peking, Ende der achtziger Jahre: Drei ungleiche Freunde wachsen im gleichen Häuserblock auf. Ruyu, ein streng katholisch erzogenes Waisenmädchen aus der Provinz, und die wohlhabenden, aber vernachlässigten Boyang und Moran. Doch als eine weitere Freundin, Shaoai, vergiftet wird und ins Koma fällt, geht ihre Freundschaft auseinander. Shaoai hatte mit dem Tiananmen-Aufstand sympathisiert, der Vorfall wird nicht geklärt. Boyang macht danach im modernen China als Geschäftsmann Karriere und bleibt doch ähnlich heimatlos wie Ruyu und Moran nach ihrer Emigration in die USA. Als nach zwanzig Jahren die Nachricht vom Tod Shaoais kommt, holt sie alle die verdrängte Vergangenheit wieder ein.

Die Liebe in diesen Zeiten


Author: Chris Cleave

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423431601

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

View: 4606

»Jemanden zu lieben, hieß zu erkennen, wie allein man vorher gewesen war.« London bei Ausbruch des Zweiten Weltkriegs. Wie so viele andere meldet sich die junge Mary North zur Truppenunterstu ̈tzung, denn sie sieht darin die Chance, ihr Leben selbstbewusst in die Hand zu nehmen. Während die ersten Bomben fallen, engagiert sie sich als Hilfslehrerin und lernt Tom kennen. Als sie wenig später jedoch Toms Freund Alistair begegnet, fu ̈hlt sie sich augenblicklich zu ihm hingezogen – aber Alistair muss zuru ̈ck an die Front. Während die Welt in Schutt und Asche versinkt, geben allein ihre Briefe den beiden Liebenden Halt.