A New Agenda for Higher Education: Shaping a Life of the Mind for Practice / Edition 1

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Overview

A New Agenda for Higher Education

Historically, higher education has aimed to enhance thepossibilities of life for its students. The liberal arts andsciences have sought to do this through cultivating in students a"life of the mind"—the intellectual dimensions of students'lives such as problem-solving capacities and critical thinking. Onthe other hand, the professional schools have focused on providingthe means whereby students might "make something of themselves" byacquiring competence in specific skills valuable to others.

In A New Agenda for Higher Education, the authors endorse highereducation's utility for enhancing the practical as well asintellectual dimensions of life by developing a third, differentconception of educational purpose. Based on The Carnegie Foundationfor the Advancement of Teaching seminar that brought togethereducators from six professional fields with faculty from theliberal arts and sciences, A New Agenda for Higher Educationproposes an educational aim of "practical reason," focusing on theinterdependence of liberal education and professional training.

The book includes case studies of instructors from a wide arrayof disciplines including those who educate their students forpractical responsibility. The authors document the process by whichthey learned to collaborate with one another across fields and, inthe end, produced a new discourse of practical reason. The bookalso offers faculty, administrators, and those interested in thepromise of higher education valuable suggestions on how to putthese insights to work in their own academic contexts. It promisesto stir and support the development of practical wisdom amongstudents of all fields who are preparing for a wide variety ofcareers and callings.

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Meet the Author

William M. Sullivan is codirector of the Carnegie Foundation'sPreparation for the Professions Program. He is the author of Workand Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in Americaand coauthor of Educating Lawyers: Preparation for the Professionof Law and Habits of the Heart: Individualism and Commitment inAmerican Life.

Matthew S. Rosin is author of Obsoleting Culture and wasformerly a research scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for theAdvancement of Teaching. He is currently a senior researchassociate at EdSource, an independent and impartial educationalpolicy research agency that clarifies K–12 policy issues inCalifornia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Lee S. Shulman and Gary D. Fenstermacher.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

About the Authors.

Introduction.

1. Partners in the Field: Part One (Elliot N. Dorff, Arthur S.Elstein, and Barbara S. Stengel).

2. Partners in the Field: Part Two (Gary Lee Downey, Daisy HurstFloyd, and William C. Spohn).

3. A Narrative of the Seminar.

4. Practical Reason as an Educational Agenda.

Conclusion: Taking Formative Action.

Appendix One: Partner Syllabi.

Hessel Bouma III, "Human Biology," Calvin College.

Elliot N. Dorff, "Issues in Jewish Ethics," American JewishUniversity.

Gary Lee Downey and Juan Lucena, "Engineering Cultures,"Virginia Tech and Colorado School of Mines.

Daisy Hurst Floyd, "Advanced Legal Ethics: Finding Joy andSatisfaction in Legal Life," Mercer University School of Law.

Allen S. Hammond IV, "Contracts," Santa Clara University Schoolof Law.

Robert McGinn, "Ethical Issues in Engineering," StanfordUniversity.

Timothy Murphy and Michele Oberman, Selected Cases from "Ethicsand Law," University of Illinois College of Medicine.

William C. Spohn, "Scripture and the Moral Life," Santa ClaraUniversity.

Barbara S. Stengel, "Foundations of Modern Education,"Millersville University.

Appendix Two: Seminar Assignments.

Assignment for Session One, September 2002.

Assignment for Session Two, January 2003.

Syllabus Narrative Writing Assignment, Summer 2003.

Assignment for Session Three, November 2003.

Follow-Up Reflection Questions, January 2004.

References.

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