Skip to main content Skip to secondary navigation

Academic Innovation for the Public Good

A series of book conversations on equity and access in higher education

The 2022 series of author interviews

Main content start

In 2022, Stanford Digital Education and Trinity College organized 10 monthly book conversations via Zoom with authors of recently published books that explore how colleges and universities can innovate to improve the public good. The scholars were interviewed by experts in their books' subjects, addressing what can be done to improve equity and access in higher education and how to enhance teaching and learning. Watch the video to see excerpts from the 2022 discussions.

View the Academic Innovation for the Public Good 22 compilation video

Recordings of our 2022 conversations

Jan. 26, 2022

Author Davarian Baldwin

In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities

Feb. 23, 2022

Author Ronald Daniels

What Universities Owe Democracy

March 23, 2022

Author Sekile Nzinga

Lean Semesters: How Higher Education Reproduces Inequity

April 27, 2022

Author Emily Levine

Allies and Rivals: German-American Exchange and the Rise of the Modern Research University

May 25, 2022

Author Sarah Stein Greenberg

Creative Acts for Curious People: How to Think, Create, and Lead in Unconventional Ways

June 22, 2022

Author William Kirby

Empires of Ideas: Creating the Modern University from Germany to America to China

July 27, 2022

Author Ethan Ris

Other People's Colleges: The Origins of American Higher Education Reform

August 24, 2022

Author Marybeth Gasman

Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring

September 28, 2022

Author Van Ton-Quinlivan

WorkforceRx: Agile and Inclusive Strategies for Employers, Educators and Workers in Unsettled Times

October 26, 2022

Authors Tia Brown McNair and Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux

From Equity Talk to Equity Walk: Expanding Practitioner Knowledge for Racial Justice in Higher Education

Stanford Digital Education and Trinity jointly organized the series in collaboration with Bentley University, Brown, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke Learning Innovation, Georgetown University Center for Design in Learning and Scholarship, Jay Hurt Hub for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Davidson College, Johns Hopkins University, McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning at Princeton, Minerva, North Dakota State University Graduate School, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northwestern University Women's Center, Notre Dame Learning, University of Michigan Center for Academic Innovation, University of Missouri Online, University of Pennsylvania Online Learning Initiative, Stanford Humanities Center’s Recovering the University as a Public Good initiative and the Stanford Pathways Lab.

Logos of the institutions co-sponsoring the Academic Innovation for the Public Good event series