America's Research Universities: The Challenges Ahead

America's Research Universities: The Challenges Ahead

by Abraham Gitlow
     
 

Research and teaching constitute the core purposes of America's research universities. The intellectual integrity of students' and scholars' work rests upon an ethical foundation, requiring a dedication to reasoned and civil dialogue, open minds, and reliance on evidence as the basis for conclusions. America's Research Universities discusses pressures and

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Research and teaching constitute the core purposes of America's research universities. The intellectual integrity of students' and scholars' work rests upon an ethical foundation, requiring a dedication to reasoned and civil dialogue, open minds, and reliance on evidence as the basis for conclusions. America's Research Universities discusses pressures and enticements that can undermine and weaken the intellectual integrity and the health of the universities themselves. Significant challenges include effective institutional governance in a context of diffuse power centers; financial solvency; security; housing; risk management; and outsourcing other support and serviced functions. This book is intended to increase understanding while helping our treasured universities surmount the challenges ahead.

Editorial Reviews

Martin Lipton Esq.
A penetrating analysis of the issues confronting research universities in the twenty-first century. As the chairman of the board of trustees of a major research university, I found it 'must' reading.
L. Jay Oliva
This incredibly complete coverage reflects the skills and insights of its authors, who have created a combination of convincing long-term vision and deeply practical daily understanding (a combination which is most often missing). Their special practice-based views, born out of obviously powerful experience, have produced a work which deserves first to be read for its breadth, and then kept available to be consulted as a handbook as the issues arise and challenge us…
Thomas Schick
This important work ... instructs us on how to think about the issues our universities face…. If you agree that the research university is one of America's most valuable assets, you will want to read and learn from this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761854715
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Abraham L. Gitlow, dean emeritus and professor emeritus of economics, Stern School Of Business, NYU, is also a corporate director and the author of fourteen books. Ernest Kurnow, professor emeritus of statistics, chaired the Department of Statistics and the Faculty Council of the NYU Senate and served as director of the Ph.D. program at the Stern School of Business, NYU. He has also written a pioneering statistics text. Howard Gitlow, professor of management science and director of the Institute for the Study of Quality at the School of Business, University of Miami, has written fourteen books. Alan Oppenheim, formerly the dean and chairman of the Management Department, School of Business, Montclair State University, has co-authored several books.

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