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Universities in the Marketplace


Author :Derek Bok ,
Publisher :Princeton University Press
Pages : 256
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Total Download :804
published Date : 2009-02-14
Description :Is everything in a university for sale if the price is right? In this book, one of America's leading educators cautions that the answer is all too often "yes." Taking the first comprehensive look at the growing commercialization of our academic institutions, Derek Bok probes the efforts on campus to profit financially not only from athletics but increasingly, from education and research as well. He shows how such ventures are undermining core academic values and what universities can do to limit the damage. Commercialization has many causes, but it could never have grown to its present state had it not been for the recent, rapid growth of money-making opportunities in a more technologically complex, knowledge-based economy. A brave new world has now emerged in which university presidents, enterprising professors, and even administrative staff can all find seductive opportunities to turn specialized knowledge into profit. Bok argues that universities, faced with these temptations, are jeopardizing their fundamental mission in their eagerness to make money by agreeing to more and more compromises with basic academic values. He discusses the dangers posed by increased secrecy in corporate-funded research, for-profit Internet companies funded by venture capitalists, industry-subsidized educational programs for physicians, conflicts of interest in research on human subjects, and other questionable activities. While entrepreneurial universities may occasionally succeed in the short term, reasons Bok, only those institutions that vigorously uphold academic values, even at the cost of a few lucrative ventures, will win public trust and retain the respect of faculty and students. Candid, evenhanded, and eminently readable, Universities in the Marketplace will be widely debated by all those concerned with the future of higher education in America and beyond.

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The Law of Higher Education


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons
Pages : 760
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 102
Total Download :922
published Date : 2011-03-08
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The Ecology of College Readiness


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons
Pages : 160
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 168
Total Download :874
published Date : 2012-12-27
Description :Despite extensive research, policies, and practical efforts toimprove college readiness in the United States, a large proportionof low-income students remain unprepared to enter and succeed inhigher education. This issue draws on the human ecology theory of UrieBronfenbrenner (1917–2005) to offer a fresh perspective thataccounts for the complexity of the interacting personal,organizational, and societal factors in play. Ecological principlesshift the focus to individual differences in the ways that studentsengage environments and to the connections across students’immediate settings and relationships. Viewing college readiness within an ecological system alsoreveals how the settings where development occurs are in turnshaped by more distant environments. The aspirations and behaviorsthat affect students’ college preparation originate inopportunities, resources, and hazards beyond their immediateenvironments. The ecological lens illuminates the need forcoordinated, comprehensive efforts that affect students across thevarious levels of their environment and provides a framework foradvancing college readiness research, policy, and educationalpractice. This is the 5th issue of the 38th volume of the Jossey-Bassseries ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monographis the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, basedon thorough research of pertinent literature and institutionalexperiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Notedpractitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write thereports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscriptbefore publication.

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In View of Academic Careers and CareerMaking Scholars


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,
Publisher :IAP
Pages : 213
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Total Read : 103
Total Download :975
published Date : 2008-03-01
Description :This volume connects career making to the general social context in which it takes place, careermaking individuals to the large institutional establishment in which they operate, and specifically career academicians to the overall knowledge enterprise from which they draw their intellectual inspiration, on which they build their career achievements, and to which they contribute their personal talents. The main purpose is to explore what academic institutions, the knowledge enterprise, and the society as a whole can and ought to do to enhance productivity, facilitate performance, and improve experience of individual academicians in their careermaking endeavor. Although various innovative ideas are presented to improve normal procedures or standard processes throughout academia, answers to this focal question often lie in different levels of organizational units involved in academic operation. That is, what should a department do for its faculty, a college for its departments, a university for its colleges, an association for its member organizations, or a government for its academic institutions, in the best interest of the latter? Similarly, although reformative measures are proposed to the attention of established entities or institutionalized systems, change within the existing situation or practice to a large degree depends upon how people in various social roles relate to each other, in attitude as well as in behavior, when they perform their specific job. In other words, what should a professor do for graduate students, a senior scholar for junior colleagues, a chair for faculty members, a dean for chairs, a university chancellor for deans, an editor for authors, or an association president for the general membership, from the due perspective of the latter? The logic or legitimacy of examining this focal question and its organizational unit and social role is clear: a shining academician owes much to the support of his or her assistants, students, and followers, a rising university builds on the productivity of its individual divisions, and a thriving knowledge enterprise depends upon the success of individual careermaking scholars. Beyond its own functionality and success, by division of labor, the higher level or the larger system has an inescapable responsibility to ensure that individual players or components therein grow, develop, and perform to the best of their potential. In content, this volume consists of sixteen chapters. Chapter 1 identifies main pathways and stages in academic careers. Chapters 2–5 focuses on the career process, exploring major requirements that an academician has to work on and fulfill in his or her careermaking endeavor. These requirements include educational preparation, job search, institutional placement, and professional networking. Chapters 6–15 centers on the career structure, examining essential elements that a scholar has to build and maintain in his or her career identity. These elements range from the academic degree, position, publication, teaching, presentation, service, grants, awards, and membership in academic associations, to tenure. The last chapter capitalizes on the curriculum vitae as a miniature of the academic personality that a career professional must present to the community of scholarship.

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Navigating the Academic Career


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,
Publisher :IAP
Pages : 205
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 149
Total Download :675
published Date : 2013-03-01
Description :There is an urgent need to provide academic professionals with individual, institutional, and contextual accounts of their careers and careermaking endeavors. An individual account makes academicians think about what they do and how they might do it better. An institutional account makes academicians reflect upon the organizational environment in which they function and ponder what they might do to improve it. A contextual account connects academicians and their work to knowledge, the knowledge enterprise, and the larger social structure so that they know and understand the impact they and their careermaking efforts have on themselves, academia, and general social processes. This book examines academic careers and careermaking activities with respect to their main aspects, milestones, and general pathways. In content, it divides into four identifiable parts. Part I focuses on professional preparation. It examines education, degree, reeducation, job search, and job change. Part II centers on organizational employment. It investigates position, research, teaching, service, and tenure. Part III revolves around professional networking. It looks into publication, conference presentation, application for grants and awards, and membership in academic associations. Part IV rises above specific issues. It explores general career pathways and overall scholarly identity.

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Science Vs. Religion


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,
Publisher :OUP USA
Pages : 228
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 146
Total Download :1169
published Date : 2010-05-06
Description :Examines the science versus religion debate by interviewing scientists regarding their own faiths.

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Knowledge and Money


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,
Publisher :Stanford University Press
Pages : 321
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 151
Total Download :517
published Date : 2004
Description :This book explains how market forces are profoundly affecting finance, undergraduate education, basic research, and participation in regional and national economic development at American universities.

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Religious Ideas for Secular Universities


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,
Publisher :Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Pages : 189
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 41
Total Download :616
published Date : 2009-11-10
Description :During the last century American students and scholars have found it increasingly difficult to discuss the relation of religion to the mission of self-consciously secular colleges and universities. Respected scholar C. John Sommerville here offers thought-provoking reflections on this subject in a conversational style. / Sommerville explores the crisis of the secular university, argues that religion and secular universities need each other, and examines how Christianity shows up on both sides of our culture wars. The astute reflections in Religious Ideas for Secular Universities point the way to a dialogue that would do justice both to religious insights and to truly neutral secular education.

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Reflections on the University Scene


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,
Publisher :Xlibris Corporation
Pages : 378
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 37
Total Download :770
published Date : 2008-06-28
Description :Reflections on the University Scene presents a sample of ideas, thoughts, and points of view, intimate to the university scene. They include the nature of the university, governance, limits of dissent, academic freedom, tenure, collective bargaining, liberal education, admissions, higher education and high-tech, and memorable teachers and teaching.

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The Economic Institutions of Higher Education


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,
Publisher :Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages : 251
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 118
Total Download :909
published Date : 2003-01-01
Description :Working within the context of the evolutionary-institutional transformation of higher education, the authors trace the development of an economic model by which the behavioral tendencies of modern universities can be evaluated. That model is expanded to p

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Fields of Play


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,
Publisher :University of Toronto Press
Pages : 224
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 164
Total Download :690
published Date : 2012-10-04
Description :Thousands of children participate in community sports every year, enjoying recreation time with their peers, getting healthy exercise, and learning a variety of personal and group skills. At the same time, children's sports are not without controversy: parents can be overly invested in their children's exploits, competitive success is often the focus, and rising costs can limit participation. Consider, too, that these activities, billed as being for the kids, are often overlaid with other agendas by the adults who volunteer, work, and generally support children's sports. Noel Dyck incorporates nearly two decades of ethnographic field research into this anthropologically informed account that illustrates how all those involved in children's sports—boys and girls, parents, coaches, and sport officials—shape these complex, vibrant fields of play. In the process, he explores larger questions and debates about contemporary family and community and the shaping of childhood, youth, and adulthood. Bridging anthropology, sport studies, and childhood studies, Fields of Play offers a rich understanding of an area that has, to date, gained relatively little attention by social scientists.

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Creating the Market University


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,
Publisher :Princeton University Press
Pages : 265
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Total Read : 33
Total Download :741
published Date : 2012-01-08
Description :"Academic science in the U.S. once self-consciously avoided the market. But today it is seen as an economic engine that keeps the nation globally competitive. Creating the Market University compares the origins of biotech entrepreneurship, university patenting, and university-industry research centers to show how government decisions shaped by a new argument--that innovation drives the economy-transformed academic science"-- Provided by publisher.

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Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,Janice Gow Pettey ,
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons
Pages : 480
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 134
Total Download :818
published Date : 2013-03-06
Description :Practical tools and techniques to incorporate ethical standards and practices in nonprofit fundraising Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy is a helpful and inspiring resource for nonprofits large and small, young and mature, local and international. The insightful guidance and case studies found within these pages will help you understand how to address specific ethical issues within your nonprofit and leave plenty of food for thought and discussion. Adds new materials on new business practice codes, the Ethics Assessment Inventory, coverage of new ethics standards Now includes an ethics assessment tool on the Ethical Fundraising, Second Edition companion website Considers essential topics including: appearance of impropriety, rights of donors, tainted money, using donations as intended, choosing a leadership role, ethical decision-making, restoring public confidence in the nonprofit sector, and the ethics of grant making and grant seeking Written by luminaries in the field of ethics in fundraising Explores a topic that all professional fundraisers must engage with in order to build the trust and confidence of the giving public Offers an invaluable collection of essays based on the rich experience of philanthropic leaders Presents wise reflections on the central role of ethics in fundraising Featuring contributions from a host of well-known and respected senior-level fundraising professionals, several of whom are members of the AFP Ethics Committee, Nonprofit Fundraising Strategy features a wealth of practical tools to help fundraising practitioners, board members, and governing boards implement these essential concepts into their own organizations.

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Academic Capitalism and the New Economy


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,Janice Gow Pettey ,Sheila Slaughter ,Gary Rhoades ,
Publisher :JHU Press
Pages : 384
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 83
Total Download :1000
published Date : 2010-12-29
Description :Defining the terms of academic capitalism in the new economy, this groundbreaking study offers essential insights into the trajectory of American higher education.

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Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,Janice Gow Pettey ,Sheila Slaughter ,Gary Rhoades ,Clifton Conrad ,Laura Dunek ,
Publisher :JHU Press
Pages : 152
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 113
Total Download :1085
published Date : 2012-06-29
Description :Inquiry-driven learners anticipate, embrace, and adapt to disruptive change. Clifton Conrad and Laura Dunek advance a transformative purpose of a college education. They invite stakeholders from across higher education to engage in vigorous dialogue about the aims of a college education—and how to realize those aims. Increasingly influenced by market forces, many universities employ a default purpose of a college education: preparing students for entry into the workforce. As a result, students remain unprepared for a world in which much of the knowledge they acquire will have a shelf life of only a few years. Cultivating Inquiry-Driven Learners charts a new way forward. It proposes that a college education prepare students to be innovative and adaptable by developing four signature capabilities: core qualities of mind, critical thinking skills, expertise in divergent modes of inquiry, and the capacity to express and communicate ideas. In concert, these capabilities empower students to explore and foster ideas that will prepare them to successfully navigate constant change, capitalize on career opportunities, enrich their personal lives, and thoughtfully engage in public life. This innovative book also explores a wide range of initiatives and practices for educating inquiry-driven learners. Examples illustrate possibilities for developing inquiry-driven learners across the curriculum and are drawn from institutions with remarkably different missions and identities—from research universities to liberal arts colleges. -- Matthew Hartley, University of Pennsylvania

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Advancing Social Justice


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,Janice Gow Pettey ,Sheila Slaughter ,Gary Rhoades ,Clifton Conrad ,Laura Dunek ,Tracy Davis ,Laura M. Harrison ,
Publisher :John Wiley & Sons
Pages : 272
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 69
Total Download :712
published Date : 2013-07-15
Description :Tools and strategies to foster transformative change for social justice Many believe that social justice education is simply the new politically correct term for diversity-focused intervention or multiculturalism. The true definition, however, is more complex, nuanced, and important to understand. Higher education today needs clarity on both the concept of social justice and effective tools to successfully translate theory into practice. In Advancing Social Justice: Tools, Pedagogies, and Strategies to Transform Your Campus, Tracy Davis and Laura M. Harrison offer educators a clear understanding of what social justice is, along with effective practices to help higher education institutions embrace a broad social justice approach in all aspects of their work with students, both inside and outside of the classroom. Theoretical, philosophical, and practical, the book challenges readers to take a step back from where they are, do an honest and unvarnished assessment of how they currently practice social justice, rethink how they approach their work, and re-engage based on a more informed and rigorous conceptual framework. The authors begin by clarifying the definition of social justice as an approach that examines and acknowledges the impact of institutional and historical systems of power and privilege on individual identity and relationships. Exploring identity devel-opment using the critical lenses of history and context, they concentrate on ways that oppression and privilege are manifest in the lived experiences of students. They also highlight important concepts to consider in designing and implementing effective social justice interventions and provide examples of effective social justice education. Finally, the book provides teachers and practitioners with tools and strategies to infuse a social justice approach into their work with students and within their institutions.

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Rankings and Accountability in Higher Education: Uses and Misuses


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,Janice Gow Pettey ,Sheila Slaughter ,Gary Rhoades ,Clifton Conrad ,Laura Dunek ,Tracy Davis ,Laura M. Harrison ,Priscilla Toka Mmantsetsa Marope ,Peter J. Wells ,Unesco ,Ellen Hazelkorn ,
Publisher :UNESCO
Pages : 306
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 164
Total Download :953
published Date : 2013
Description :The growing impact of university rankings on public policy and on students choices has stirred controversy worldwide. This unique volume brings together the architects of university rankings and their critics to debate the uses and misuses of existing rankings. With voices from five continents, it provides a comprehensive overview of current thinking on the subject and sets out alternative approaches and complementary tools for a new era of transparent and informed use of higher education ranking tables.

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Economics, Competition and Academia


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,Janice Gow Pettey ,Sheila Slaughter ,Gary Rhoades ,Clifton Conrad ,Laura Dunek ,Tracy Davis ,Laura M. Harrison ,Priscilla Toka Mmantsetsa Marope ,Peter J. Wells ,Unesco ,Ellen Hazelkorn ,Donald Stabile ,
Publisher :Edward Elgar Publishing
Pages : 148
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 56
Total Download :1030
published Date : 2007-01-01
Description :There is much to be praised in this book. It is interesting and compelling reading. . . Economics, Competition and Academia is a well written book and well worth reading. It provides a coherent perspective of the main avenues by which societies have provided resources for higher education over many centuries. The views of prominent philosophers and economists on the economics of higher education have been highlighted as well. I recommend that it be read by anyone interested in the economics of higher education. James R. Wible, History of Economic Ideas In this exceptionally well written and highly perceptive book, Stabile has provided a unique perspective on the continuing debate over whether universities should be funded from non-fee sources (endowments, public funding) or from fees. He locates the philosophical roots of that debate in ancient Greece, with the sophists selling their services as teachers for fees and Plato and Aristotle virtuously teaching without fees (made possible by personal wealth). He then traces how virtue and sophism became entangled and morphed into various hybrid arrangements throughout the development of modern universities. As universities continue to evolve in their perceptions of how to match their functions to the ever-changing sets of financial constraints and opportunities, the relevance of this book will continue to grow. It should be on the must read list for all who are involved in modern higher education. Charles G. Leathers, University of Alabama, US Anyone interested in the important, current debate over assessing educational outcomes should read this book. It offers important historical perspectives on the value of education. Understanding the different points of view on the value of education is the first step in assessing what outcomes one wants to achieve with current education policies. Andrew F. Kozak, St. Mary s College of Maryland, US Stabile pulls together in one study of reasonable size the threads of higher education that span the centuries from ancient Greece to the twenty-first century United States. While readers may or may not agree with his conclusions, they will discover links between the past and the present and clues to the future of American higher education. David O. Whitten, Auburn University, US Donald Stabile places current concerns over the commercialization of academia in a historical context by describing the long-standing question of the extent to which market economics can and should be applied to higher education. The debate between Plato and Aristotle on one side and sophists on the other provides a foundation for the modern debate of endowment versus tuition models. The author tackles the intellectual discourse over the mission of higher education and the effect markets and competition might have on it. The discussion encompasses the ideas on higher education of leading economic thinkers such as Adam Smith, Jeremy Benthan, John Stuart Mill, Alfred Marshall, Thorstein Veblen and John K. Galbraith and identifies them as supporters of either sophism or virtue. Included, too, are the thoughts of educators and policymakers influenced by free market ideas, such as Benjamin Rush, Francis Wayland and Charles W. Eliot, as well as those opposed to them. In addition, the author explores the development of collegiate business schools in the US and how they were justified on the basis of virtue. The book concludes with a section on for-profit colleges and their relationship to sophism. This fascinating study of the centuries-old intellectual debate over the mission of academia will appeal to all those involved with higher education. Historians of economic thought will find the influence of economic ideas on this debate of great interest.

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Making Reform Work


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,Janice Gow Pettey ,Sheila Slaughter ,Gary Rhoades ,Clifton Conrad ,Laura Dunek ,Tracy Davis ,Laura M. Harrison ,Priscilla Toka Mmantsetsa Marope ,Peter J. Wells ,Unesco ,Ellen Hazelkorn ,Donald Stabile ,Robert Zemsky ,
Publisher :Rutgers University Press
Pages : 256
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 94
Total Download :1090
published Date : 2009-08-11
Description :Making Reform Work is a practical narrative of ideas that begins by describing who is saying what about American higher educationùwho's angry, who's disappointed, and why. Most of the pleas for changing American colleges and universities that originate outside the academy are lamentations on a small number of too often repeated themes. The critique from within the academy focuses on issues principally involving money and the power of the market to change colleges and universities. Sandwiched between these perspectives is a public that still has faith in an enterprise that it really doesn't understand. Robert Zemsky, one of a select group of scholars who participated in Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings's 2005 Commission on the Future of Higher Education, signed off on the commission's report with reluctance. In Making Reform Work he presents the ideas he believes should have come from that group to forge a practical agenda for change. Zemsky argues that improving higher education will require enlisting faculty leadership, on the one hand, and, on the other, a strategy for changing the higher education system writ large. Directing his attention from what can't be done to what can be done, Zemsky provides numerous suggestions. These include a renewed effort to help students' performance in high schools and a stronger focus on the science of active learning, not just teaching methods. He concludes by suggesting a series of dislodging eventsùfor example, making a three-year baccalaureate the standard undergraduate degree, congressional rethinking of student aid in the wake of the loan scandal, and a change in the rules governing endowmentsùthat could break the gridlock that today holds higher education reform captive. Making Reform Work offers three rules for successful college and university transformation: don't vilify, don't play games, and come to the table with a well-thought-out strategy rather than a sharply worded lamentation.

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Academic Capitalism


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,Janice Gow Pettey ,Sheila Slaughter ,Gary Rhoades ,Clifton Conrad ,Laura Dunek ,Tracy Davis ,Laura M. Harrison ,Priscilla Toka Mmantsetsa Marope ,Peter J. Wells ,Unesco ,Ellen Hazelkorn ,Donald Stabile ,Robert Zemsky ,Sheila Slaughter ,Larry L. Leslie ,
Publisher :Johns Hopkins University Press
Pages : 296
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 43
Total Download :973
published Date : 1999-11-12
Description :Leslie examine every aspect of academic work unexplored: undergraduate and graduate education, teaching and research, student aid policies, and federal research policies.

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Interactive Learning for Innovation


Author :Derek Bok ,William A. Kaplin ,Barbara A. Lee ,Karen D. Arnold ,Elissa C. Lu ,Kelli J. Armstrong ,Victor N. Shaw ,Victor N. Shaw ,Elaine Howard Ecklund ,Roger L. Geiger ,C. John Sommerville ,William J. Adams ,J. Patrick Raines ,Charles G. Leathers ,Noel Dyck ,Elizabeth Popp Berman ,Janice Gow Pettey ,Sheila Slaughter ,Gary Rhoades ,Clifton Conrad ,Laura Dunek ,Tracy Davis ,Laura M. Harrison ,Priscilla Toka Mmantsetsa Marope ,Peter J. Wells ,Unesco ,Ellen Hazelkorn ,Donald Stabile ,Robert Zemsky ,Sheila Slaughter ,Larry L. Leslie ,B. Asheim ,M. Parrilli ,
Publisher :Springer
Pages : 297
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 123
Total Download :671
published Date : 2011-12-15
Description :This volume highlights the importance of interactive, practice-based learning as a means to promote more thorough innovation dynamics in regional and national economies. Successful experiences in Scandanavia and southern European countries are examined, with insightful policy lessons extracted from each case.

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