The Future of Higher Education

The Future of Higher Education

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by Dan Clawson, Max Page
     
 

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Higher education is more important than ever, for individual success and for national economic growth. And yet higher education in the United States is in crisis: public funding has been in free fall; tuition has skyrocketed making colleges and universities less accessible; basic structures such as tenure are under assault. The Future of Higher Education analyzes

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Higher education is more important than ever, for individual success and for national economic growth. And yet higher education in the United States is in crisis: public funding has been in free fall; tuition has skyrocketed making colleges and universities less accessible; basic structures such as tenure are under assault. The Future of Higher Education analyzes the crisis in higher education, describing how a dominant neo-liberal political ideology has significantly changed the U.S. system of higher education. The book examines the contemporary landscape of higher education institutions and asks and answers these questions: Who is able to attend college? Who pays for our system of higher education? Who works at and who governs colleges and universities? The book concludes with a plan for radically revitalizing higher education in the United States.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781136164446
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/06/2012
Series:
Framing 21st Century Social Issues
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
76
File size:
260 KB

Meet the Author

Dan Clawson is Professor of Sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, and the author or editor (sometimes with others) of seven books and numerous articles, including Public Sociology and The Next Upsurge: Labor and the New Social Movements. He is a former president of the UMass faculty union and serves on the board of the statewide Massachusetts Teachers Association.

Max Page is Professor of Architecture and History at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of The Creative Destruction of Manhattan and The City’s End, is a former president of the Massachusetts Society of Professors, the faculty and librarian union at UMass Amherst, and serves on the Executive Committee of the 110,000-member Massachusetts Teachers Association.

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Anonymous 6 months ago
I am a community college science instructor and, after reading the synopsis, decided to read this for a professional development project. I have never seen a better example of biased writing in a work that is supposed to be a teaching text. The authors thank "the members of PHENOM" in the forward, but don't bother to disclose that this is a lobbying group closely associated with the union that both authors led as president. The gist? "Free college" for "everyone" should be an entitlement and if you just raise enough taxes on people with yearly incomes of $100,000, it can be done! And faculty need to run things. And if it's business, it must be evil and exploitive. I actually bought this from another source when I read on PHENOM's website that PHENOM gets a donation if you buy through BN or Amazon. Clawson teaches sociology and Page teaches architecture at UMass. Maybe between political rallies. If these guys are the future of higher ed..........