American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century

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First published in 1998, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century offers a comprehensive entree to the central issues facing American colleges and universities today. This thoroughly revised edition brings the volume up to date on key topics of enduring interest. Placing higher education within its social and political contexts, leading scholars discuss finance, federal and state governance, faculty, students, curriculum, and academic leadership. Contributors also address major changes in higher education, especially the influence and incorporation of the latest technologies and growing concern about the future of the academy in a posta€“Iraq War setting. No other book covers such wide-ranging issues under the broader theme of higher educationa€™s relationship to society. Highly acclaimed and incorporating cutting-edge research, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century remains the standard reference in the field. Contributors: Philip G. Altbach, Benjamin Baez, Michael N. Bastedo, Robert O. Berdahl, Marjorie A. E. Cook, Melanie E. Corrigan, Judith S. Eaton, Peter D. Eckel, Gustavo Fischman, Roger L. Geiger, Lawrence E. Gladieux, Sara Goldrick-Rab, Patricia J. Gumport, Fred F. Harcleroad, D. Bruce Johnstone, Adrianna Kezar, Jacqueline E. King, Aims C. McGuinness Jr., Amy Scott Metcalfe, Michael Mumper, Michael A. Olivas, Robert M. O'Neil, Gary Rhoades, Frank A. Schmidtlein, Sheila Slaughter, Daryl G. Smith, John Willinsky -- Higher Education PolicyFollowing Johns Hopkinsa#39; ideal of linking scientific research and graduate education, other graduate schools emerged in the 1890s, usually within larger universities whose undergraduate missions and size offered a broad and stable base ofanbsp;...


Title:American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century
Author: Philip G. Altbach, Patricia J. Gumport, Robert O. Berdahl
Publisher:JHU Press - 2011-04-12
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