The Urban Campus: Educating the New Majority for the New Century

The Urban Campus: Educating the New Majority for the New Century

by Peggy Gordon Elliott
     
 

This book reveals how major changes in society have created major challenges for the delivery of higher education--challenges that can be met successfully by the power and potential of the urban campus and its flexibility in offering education and services to nontraditional students. Elliott discusses the true significance of urban-based nontraditional campuses,

Overview

This book reveals how major changes in society have created major challenges for the delivery of higher education--challenges that can be met successfully by the power and potential of the urban campus and its flexibility in offering education and services to nontraditional students. Elliott discusses the true significance of urban-based nontraditional campuses, which not only serve student populations that extend beyond 18- to 22-year-old full-time students, but also interact with and respond to the needs of surrounding communities. She describes inequities in accreditation, funding, and faculty performance evaluation and explores limitations and misplaced fears about territorial concerns. Understanding how the urban campus works actually gives the reader an important perspective on our traditional higher education system.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
A reminder to policymakers and elected officials who probably went to college in the 1950s how things have changed since then: universities have multiple campuses with tens of thousands of students each, most of whom are no longer white middle-class males 18-22 working on four-year degrees. Argues that the continuing significance of higher education depends on its sensitivity to student needs and flexibility in serving them. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897748186
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/13/1994
Series:
American Council on Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.17(w) x 9.19(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

PEGGY GORDON ELLIOTT, Ph.D., is president, University of Akron, Ohio and a national advocate for urban higher education.

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