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Bowen, William G.

Works: 113 works in 440 publications in 4 languages and 19,883 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: GV351, 378.1610973
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William G Bowen
The shape of the river : long-term consequences of considering race in college and university admissions by William G Bowen( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the country, in courts, classrooms, and the media, Americans are deeply divided over the use of race in admitting students to universities. Yet until now the debate over race and admissions has consisted mainly of clashing opinions, uninformed by hard evidence. This work, written by two of the country's most respected academic leaders, intends to change that. It brings a wealth of empirical evidence to bear on how race-sensitive admissions policies actually work and what effects they have on students of different races. William G. Bowen, argue that we can pass an informed judgment on the wisdom of race-sensitive admissions only if we understand in detail the college careers and the subsequent lives of students - or, to use a metaphor they take from Mark Twain, if we learn the shape of the entire river. The heart of the book is thus an unprecedented study of the academic, employment, and personal histories of more than 45,000 students of all races who attended academically selective universities between the 1970s and the early 1990s
The game of life : college sports and educational values by James Lawrence Shulman( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 play a role in shaping society's view of what its rules should be - Shulman and Bowen 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."--Jacket
Performing arts, the economic dilemma : a study of problems common to theater, opera, music, and dance by William J Baumol( Book )

52 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extensive analysis of the major economic attributes of the performing arts - audience composition, costs, income, organizational structure and remuneration of performers. The text demonstrates why the cost per performance and per attendance has always risen faster than the rate of inflation
Labor and the national economy by William G Bowen( Book )

14 editions published between 1965 and 1975 in English and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reclaiming the game : college sports and educational values by William G Bowen( Book )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Reclaiming the Game, William Bowen and Sarah Levin disentangle the admissions and academic experiences of recruited athletes, walk-on athletes, and other students. In a field overwhelmed by reliance on anecdotes, the factual findings are striking - and sobering. Anyone seriously concerned about higher education will find it hard to wish away the evidence that athletic recruitment is problematic even at those schools that do not offer athletic scholarships."--Jacket
Crossing the finish line : completing college at America's public universities by William G Bowen( Book )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 925 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Long revered for their dedication to equal opportunity and affordability, public universities play a crucial role in building our country's human capital. And yet-a sobering fact-less than 60 percent of the students entering four-year colleges in America today are graduating. Why is this happening and what can be done? Crossing the Finish Line, the most important book on higher education to appear since The Shape of the River, provides the most detailed exploration ever of the crisis of college completion at America's public universities. This groundbreaking book sheds light on such serious issues as dropout rates linked to race, gender, and socioeconomic status. Probing graduation rates at twenty-one flagship public universities and four statewide systems of public higher education, the authors focus on the progress of students in the entering class of 1999-from entry to graduation, transfer, or withdrawal. They examine the effects of parental education, family income, race and gender, high school grades, test scores, financial aid, and characteristics of universities attended (especially their selectivity). The conclusions are compelling: minority students and students from poor families have markedly lower graduation rates-and take longer to earn degrees-even when other variables are taken into account. Noting the strong performance of transfer students and the effects of financial constraints on student retention, the authors call for improved transfer and financial aid policies, and suggest ways of improving the sorting processes that match students to institutions. An outstanding combination of evidence and analysis, Crossing the Finish Line should be read by everyone who cares about the nation's higher education system"--
Equity and excellence in American higher education by William G Bowen( Book )

13 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning with a time line tracing efforts to achieve equity and excellence in higher education from the American Revolution to the early Cold War years, this narrative reveals the halting, episodic progress in broadening access across the dividing lines of gender, race, religion, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status."--Jacket
The economics of labor force participation by William G Bowen( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in 3 languages and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education in the digital age by William G Bowen( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Provided by publisher
The wage-price issue; a theoretical analysis by William G Bowen( Book )

29 editions published between 1958 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In pursuit of the PhD by William G Bowen( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What percentage of graduate students entering PhD programs in the arts and sciences at leading universities actually complete their studies? How do completion rates vary by field of study, scale of graduate program, and type of financial support provided to students? Has the increasing reliance on Teaching Assistantships affected completion rates and time-to-degree? How successful have national fellowship programs been in encouraging students to finish their studies in reasonably short periods of time? What have been the effects of curricular developments and shifts in the state of the job market? How has the overall "system" of graduate education been affected by the expansion of the 1960s and the subsequent contraction in enrollments and degrees conferred? Is there "excess capacity" in the system at the present time?" "This major study seeks to answer fundamental questions of this kind. It is based on an exhaustive analysis of an unparalleled data set consisting of the experiences in graduate school of more than 35,000 students who entered programs in English, history, political science, economics, mathematics, and physics at ten leading universities between 1962 and 1986. In addition, new information has been obtained on the graduate student careers of more than 13,000 winners of prestigious national fellowships such as the Woodrow Wilson and the Danforth. It is the combination of these original data sets with other sources of national data that permits fresh insights into the processes and outcomes of graduate education." "The authors conclude that opportunities to achieve significant improvements in the organization and functioning of graduate programs exist--especially in the humanities and related social sciences--and the final part of the book contains their policy recommendations. This will be the standard reference on graduate education for years to come, and it should be read and studied by everyone concerned with the future of graduate education in the United States."--Jacket
Prospects for faculty in the arts and sciences : a study of factors affecting demand and supply, 1987 to 2012 by William G Bowen( Book )

7 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The board book : an insider's guide for directors and trustees by William G Bowen( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For anyone new to board membership, or for experienced members in search of the most up-to-date thinking, The Board Book will prove an indispensable resource. Drawing from over thirty years of experience with both for-profit and non-profit boards - as a CEO reporting to the board and a board member himself - William G. Bowen here answers fundamental questions about why boards exist, while offering solutions to the most vexing issues they now face."
Universities and their leadership( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the boardroom : governance by directors and trustees by William G Bowen( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From tales of scandal and gross indifference at nonprofits such as United Way and Empire Blue Cross, to accounts of executive purges within Fortune 500 companies, boards of directors have figured prominently in many sensational news stories over the past few years. In the popular imagination, outside directors are, at last, asserting themselves - or being goaded into action by ever more aggressive institutional shareholders - and seizing the reins of control from once all-powerful CEOs. While this perception may be overly dramatic and inaccurate, the subject of governance - who exercises power, on behalf of whom, and how the exercise of power is controlled - is receiving unprecedented attention. Many believe that we are entering a period of profound change during which boards will assume more authority and be held more accountable than they have been in the past." "In this timely book, William Bowen explores the role of the board of directors in today's for-profit and nonprofit corporations and offers his, at times, controversial recommendations on how boards can better serve the interests of organizations and their stakeholders." "And few writers are as qualified to do so. Over the past three decades, William Bowen has served on the boards of six prestigious nonprofit institutions, including Princeton University and the Smithsonian Institution, and an equal number of high-profile business organizations, including American Express, Merck, and NCR. As a consequence, he possesses an intimate working knowledge of both for-profit and nonprofit boards and speaks with authority on what important lessons each can learn from the other." "Combining eloquent prose with hard-hitting analysis supported by evidence from particular cases and new observations by well-known, knowledgeable CEOs and board members, Bowen provides detailed answers to a number of crucial questions such as: Do boards really matter? To what extent do external checks and constraints preordain outcomes? Is it wise to allow CEOs to serve as board chairmen? In what ways is a board's ability to act effectively influenced by the type of information reported to it and by the reporting mechanisms themselves? Is there an optimal board size and an optimum balance between inside and outside members? How can genuine independence of outside directors be achieved?" "Offering a unique insider's perspective on how boards of directors work and how they can be made to work better, Inside the Boardroom is an indispensable resource for board members of both for-profit and nonprofit organizations, as well as presidents, CEOs, general counsel, and senior managers in charge of strategic planning. It also offers new insights for policy-makers and general readers interested in the governance of organizations vital to our well-being."--Jacket
Lessons learned : reflections of a university president by William G Bowen( Book )

11 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William G. Bowen reflects on the responsibilities and challenges of being a university president, describing his experiences as a former president at Princeton University, and discussing the lessons he learned while working with trustees, faculty, and campus groups
The Princeton Symposium on the American System of Social Insurance: Its Philosophy, Impact, and Future Development; [papers and discussions] by Princeton, NJ) Symposium on the American System of Social Insurance (1967( Book )

6 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Managing change in the nonprofit sector : lessons from the evolution of five independent research libraries by Jed I Bergman( Book )

7 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economic aspects of education : three essays by William G Bowen( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1971 in English and Polish and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The charitable nonprofits : an analysis of institutional dynamics and characteristics( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The game of life : college sports and educational values
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The game of life : college sports and educational valuesLabor and the national economyReclaiming the game : college sports and educational valuesCrossing the finish line : completing college at America's public universitiesEquity and excellence in American higher educationThe wage-price issue; a theoretical analysisIn pursuit of the PhDProspects for faculty in the arts and sciences : a study of factors affecting demand and supply, 1987 to 2012