The College Bound Organizer: Step-by-Step Organization to Get Into the College of Your Choice, by Anna Costaras and Gail Liss (Sourcebooks; 403 pages; $19.99). Includes a Q&A with admissions officers.
Engaging Diverse College Alumni: The Essential Guide to Fundraising, by Marybeth Gasman and Nelson Bowman III (Routledge; 164 pages; $140 hardcover, $29.95 paperback). Explores ideas of philanthropy in African-American, American Indian, Latino, and Asian-American and Pacific Islander cultures, and discusses ways to engage alumni from those communities and what approaches to avoid.
The Global Future of Higher Education and the Academic Profession: The BRICs and the United States, edited by Philip G. Altbach and others (Palgrave Macmillan; 224 pages; $85). Research on salaries, contracts, promotions, and other work conditions for professors in a critical evaluation of the prospects of the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China) as "academic superpowers."
Inside the Undergraduate Teaching Experience: The University of Washington's Growth in Faculty Teaching Study, by Catharine Hoffman Beyer, Edward Taylor, and Gerald M. Gillmore (State University of New York Press; 268 pages; $75 hardcover, $24.95 paperback). Reports on the results of a study that documents how faculty members continuously alter and adapt their courses to better meet the needs of students.
Leadership Theory and the Community College: Applying Theory to Practice, by Carlos Nevarez, J. Luke Wood, and Rose Penrose (Stylus Publishing; 192 pages; $85 hardcover, $29.95 paperback). Uses case studies as practice scenarios to help community-college leaders use theory to guide their decision making.
Making College Right: Heretical Thoughts and Practical Proposals, by William Casement (National Association of Scholars; 220 pages $18). Offers a critique of college costs, rankings, athletics, curriculum, affirmative-action and legacy admissions, and policies toward AP credit from high-school students.
Making Scientists: Six Principles for Effective College Teaching, by Gregory Light and Marina Micari (Harvard University Press; 304 pages; $24.95). Argues that environment is as important as individual ability in cultivating young scientists; draws on approaches at Northwestern University's Gateway Science Workshop, including its emphasis on peer mentoring, practical problem solving, and collaboration rather than competition.
Right College, Right Price: The New System for Discovering the Best College Fit at the Best Price, by Frank Palmasani (Sourcebooks; 284 pages; $16.99). A guide, with worksheets, to college choice, college cost, and the financial-aid system.
Social Mobility and Higher Education: The Life Experiences of First Generation Entrants in Higher Education, by Mary Stuart (Trentham Books, distributed by Stylus Publishing; 164 pages; $36.95). Draws on more than 150 life histories of graduates who attended university in Britain from the 1950s to the present.