American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century: Social, Political, and Economic Challenges [NOOK Book]

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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 ...

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

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Overview

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

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Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Comprises 17 contributions that analyze the central issues facing American colleges and universities, focusing on the complex relationships between higher education and the social and political forces that affect higher education. Specific topics include academic freedom, the states and higher education, the dilemma of presidential leadership, financing higher education, and the multicultural revolution and traditionalist revolt. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknew.com)
Review of Higher Education
Part history, part assessment of current issues, and part prognostication of our professional future, American Higher Education in the Twenty-First Century is an excellent primer, easily accessible for graduate students, legislators and/or their aides, and institutional administrators.
Choice

An excellent overview of most, if not all, of the major challenges that institutions of higher education are facing today and will continue to experience in the future.

Higher Education Policy
Comprehensive and informative to both academic and non-academic readers.
GlobalForesightBooks.org
Extensive, thorough, and authoritative.

— Michael Marien

Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement
This excellent compendium is an indispensable reference... An impressive volume that those concerned with the future of American colleges and universities should acquire.

— David J. Edelman

GlobalForesightBooks.org - Michael Marien
Extensive, thorough, and authoritative.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement - David J. Edelman
This excellent compendium is an indispensable reference... An impressive volume that those concerned with the future of American colleges and universities should acquire.
Choice
An excellent overview of most, if not all, of the major challenges that institutions of higher education are facing today and will continue to experience in the future.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781421400204
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: third edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 520
  • Sales rank: 666,199
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Philip G. Altbach is the Monan Professor of Higher Education and director of the Center for International Higher Education at Boston College. He is coeditor of World Class Worldwide: Transforming Research Universities in Asia and Latin America, also published by Johns Hopkins. Patricia J. Gumport is vice provost for graduate education and a professor of education at Stanford University and director of the Stanford Institute for Higher Education. She is editor of Sociology of Higher Education: Contributions and Their Contexts, also published by Johns Hopkins. Robert O. Berdahl is professor emeritus of higher education at the University of Maryland and author of British Universities and the State and Statewide Coordination of Higher Education.

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Table of Contents

Introduction : the contexts of American higher education 1
Ch. 1 Patterns in higher education development 15
Ch. 2 The ten generations of American higher education 38
Ch. 3 Autonomy and accountability : who controls academe? 71
Ch. 4 Academic freedom : past, present, and future beyond September 11 91
Ch. 5 Challenges facing higher education in the twenty-first century 115
Ch. 6 The federal government and higher education 163
Ch. 7 The states and higher education 198
Ch. 8 The legal environment : the implementation of legal change on campus 226
Ch. 9 The hidden hand : external constituencies and their impact 253
Ch. 10 Harsh realities : the professoriate faces a new century 287
Ch. 11 College students in changing contexts 315
Ch. 12 The dilemma of presidential leadership 340
Ch. 13 Financing higher education : who should pay? 369
Ch. 14 Technology and higher education : opportunities and challenges for the new era 393
Ch. 15 Graduate education and research : interdependence and strain 425
Ch. 16 Curriculum in higher education : the historical roots of contemporary issues 462
Ch. 17 Markets in higher education : students in the seventies, patents in the eighties, copyrights in the nineties 486
Ch. 18 Race in higher education : making meaning of an elusive moving target 517
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