Higher Education in American Society

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A collection of essays on topics encompassing financing higher education, academic freedom, legal aspects, and the relationship between American universities and government. Contributors discuss how students, faculty, and administrators have been affected by societal trends, analyzing the relationship between the university and the political and social system of which it is a part. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9780879751661
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publication date: 10/28/1985
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 8.97 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 7
Foreword: American Society Turns More Assertive: A New Century Approaches for Higher Education in the United States 9
Introduction: Higher Education in American Society 15
1 Campus and Commonwealth: A Historical Interpretation 21
2 Academic Freedom in Delocalized Academic Institutions 37
3 Autonomy and Accountability: Some Fundamental Issues 55
4 Academic Freedom at the End of the Century: Professional Labor, Gender, and Professionalism 73
5 Economics and Financing of Higher Education: The Tension Between Quality and Equity 101
6 The Federal Government and Higher Education 125
7 The States and Higher Education 155
8 The Courts 181
9 Other External Constituencies and Their Impact on Higher Education 199
10 Problems and Possibilities: The American Academic Profession 225
11 College Students in Changing Contexts 249
12 Comparative Reflections on Leadership in Higher Education 269
13 It's Academic: The Politics of the Curriculum 289
14 Graduate Education: Changing Conduct in Changing Contexts 307
15 Current and Emerging Issues Facing Higher Education in the United States 335
16 The Insulated Americans: Five Lessons from Abroad 365
Contributors 377
Index 381
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