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GlobalForesightBooks.orgExtensive, thorough, and authoritative.
— Michael Marien
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 post–Iraq War setting.
No other book covers such wide-ranging issues under the broader theme of higher education’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
Johns Hopkins University Press
— Michael Marien
— David J. Edelman
Extensive, thorough, and authoritative.
This excellent compendium is an indispensable reference... An impressive volume that those concerned with the future of American colleges and universities should acquire.
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