Associate Editor (Higher Education & Skills for Scholars)
The Princeton University Press education list highlights higher education and features works by economists, historians, and other scholars from the social sciences and humanities. Originating in the early 1990s, the list initially foregrounded the works of the late former Princeton president William G. Bowen and his coauthors, and has included such notable titles as Bowen and Derek Bok’s The Shape of the River.
The list enhances the discussion around higher education by publishing not only great works of scholarship, but also practical books on teaching, learning, and research, as well as titles on best practices in university leadership and administration.
Betty S. Lai on The Grant Writing Guide
Grant funding can be a major determinant of promotion and tenure at colleges and universities, yet many scholars receive no training in the crucial skill of grant writing.
Jay Phelan and Terry Burnham on how to uncover the ‘secret syllabus’
Drawing on decades of learning and teaching experience, Professors Jay Phelan and Terry Burnham show how students at both graduate and undergraduate levels can master the ‘secret syllabus’ and get the most out of their college experience.
Pinning our hopes on our machines
One day in 1999 some children playing in the streets of Kalkaji, New Delhi, found a computer fixed in a wall that separated their poor neighborhood from a rich office district. It might have been a strange sight for these young residents of such disadvantaged circumstances, but within hours they had mastered some basic workings of the device and had begun surfing the web.
A look inside Syllabus
What really is a syllabus? Is it a tool or a manifesto? A machine or a plan? What are its limits? Its horizon? And who is it really for? And what would happen if you took the syllabus as seriously as you take the most serious forms of writing in your own discipline?
Eddie Cole on town and campus conflict
In recent months the media have closely followed the issues of student housing at Berkeley, highlighting the tensions that frequently arise between university campuses and those living around them.
It’s time to end systemic racism in faculty hiring
The United States is amid a reckoning; it is being judged by its citizens for the world to see. Its institutions and organizations, which have been touting their commitment to racial and ethnic diversity, have been confronted overtly.