Swarthmore College

This is a bibliography drawn from a Zotero collection maintained by Timothy Burke and Rachel Sagner Buurma. It includes works used in the first-year seminar Why College? as well as works on the history of higher education, current policy debates on higher education, intellectual histories of the concept of “liberal arts”, and other materials of interest to the Aydelotte office in its research and ongoing conversation.

The Blackademic life: academic fiction, higher education, and the Black intellectual
Author – Lavelle Porter
The Amateur Hour | Johns Hopkins University Press Books
The Teaching Archive
We demand: the university and student protests
Author – Roderick A. Ferguson
The Stigma of Choosing Trade School Over College
Author – Meg St-Esprit
A practical approach for reinventing liberal arts education (opinion) | Inside Higher Ed
The undercommons: fugitive planning & black study / Moten, Fred, ; author.; (Author)
Author – Stefano Harney
The missing course: everything they never taught you about college teaching
Author – David Gooblar
The years that matter most: how college makes or breaks us
Author – Paul Tough
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