Demillo "describes the evolving model for higher education, from European universities based on a medieval model to American land-grant colleges to Apple's iTunes U and MIT's OpenCourseWare. He offers ten rules to help colleges reinvent themselves (including 'Don't romanticize your weaknesses') and argues for a focus on teaching undergraduates."
"The first of its kind, Abina and the Important Men is a compelling and powerfully illustrated 'graphic history' based on a 1876 court transcript of a West African woman named Abina, who was wrongfully enslaved and took her case to court....it uses the power of illustration to convey important theme in world history and to reveal the processes by which history is made."
"About Teaching Mathematics, first published in 1992, quickly became an essential resource for K-8 teachers nationwide. Containing more than 240 classroom-tested activities, this comprehensive text helps teachers build students' understanding and skills; understand the math they are responsible for teaching; and understand how children best learn math."
Lexile measure 1110; Ages 8-14
Lexile measure 600; ages 13 and up; book level 4; comedy and humor; realistic fiction
"Academic freedom now confronts new challenges with the rise of new technologies (web pages, etc.), national security concerns, the politicization of higher education, both inside and outside of the academy, and the growing penetration of corporate, business, and government interests. This book is the first to describe-- clearly, fairly, and astutely-- the many different contexts in which problems of academic freedom appear, and the critical tensions between institutional and individual freedom. Robert O'Neil writes from a lifetime of experience, as professor, university president, and founder of a free speech think tank. He was an early and vociferous critic of speech codes and other policies that suppressed the speech of conservative faculty members and students, and he and his book do not flinch in supporting the academic freedom rights of all, including the politically incorrect. A book this broad and clear will be invaluable to anyone attempting to disentangle claims of academic freedom and its complexities."