American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges / Edition 3

American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges / Edition 3

by Philip G. Altbach
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801899052

ISBN-13: 9780801899058

Pub. Date: 04/12/2011

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

This new edition explores current issues of central importance to the academy: leadership, accountability, access, finance, technology, academic freedom, the canon, governance, and race. Chapters also deal with key constituencies -- students and faculty -- in the context of a changing academic environment.

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Overview

This new edition explores current issues of central importance to the academy: leadership, accountability, access, finance, technology, academic freedom, the canon, governance, and race. Chapters also deal with key constituencies -- students and faculty -- in the context of a changing academic environment.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801899058
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Edition description:
third edition
Pages:
520
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Contexts of American Higher Education Robert O. Berdahl Philip G. Altbach Patricia J. Gumport 1

Part I The Setting

1 Patterns of Higher Education Development Philip G. Altbach 15

2 The Ten Generations of American Higher Education Roger L. Geiger 37

3 Autonomy and Accountability: Who Controls Academe? Frank A. Schmidtlein Robert O. Berdahl 69

4 Academic Freedom: Past, Present, and Future Robert M. O'Neil 88

Part II External Forces

5 The Federal Government and Higher Education Michael Mumper Lawrence E. Gladieux Jacqueline E. King Melanie E. Corrigan 113

6 The States and Higher Education Aims C. McGuinness, Jr. 139

7 The Legal Environment: The Implementation of Legal Change on Campus Michael A. Olivas Benjamin Baez 170

8 The Hidden Hand: External Constituencies and Their Impact Fred F. Harcleroad Judith S. Eaton 195

Part III The Academic Community

9 Harsh Realities: The Professoriate in the Twenty-First Century Philip G. Altbach 227

10 College Students in Changing Contexts Sara Goldrick-Rab Marjorie A. E. Cook 254

11 Presidents Leading: The Dynamics and Complexities of Campus Leadership Peter D. Eckel Adrianna Kezar 279

Part IV Central Issues for the Twenty-First Century

12 Financing Higher Education: Who Should Pay? D. Bruce Johnstone 315

13 The Digital Technologies of Learning and Research John Willinsky Gustavo Fischman Amy Scott Metcalfe 341

14 Graduate Education and Research: Interdependence and Strain Patricia J. Gumport 365

15 Curriculum in Higher Education: The Organizational Dynamics of Academic Reform Michael N. Bastedo 409

16 Markets in Higher Education: Trends in Academic Capitalism Sheila Slaughter Gary Rhoades 433

17 The Diversity Imperative: Moving to the Next Generation Daryl G. Smith 465

Contributors 491

Index 497

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